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12.9.06

eDonkey RIP

The eDonkey network seems to have been permanently shut down. Goodbye, eDonkey, you were chock-full of horrifically bad German porn pretending to be Disney movies, but I still liked ya.
The eDonkey2000 Network is no longer available.

If you steal music or movies, you are breaking the law.

Courts around the world -- including the United States Supreme Court --
have ruled that businesses and individuals can be prosecuted for illegal
downloading.

You are not anonymous when you illegally download copyrighted material.

Your IP address is x.x.x.x and has been logged.

Respect the music, download legally.
The industry still continues to choose not to adapt to the situation. The internet is not going away, filesharing is not going away. The music industry as we know it, however, is going away, and this latest development has made that abundantly clear.

And you know what the little detail that really tells me that is? It's the part where it says "your ip adress has been logged." See, I know that they're just telling me the ip address I logged on to their website with (legal) but trying to scare me into thinking they know everything about my downloading. They don't, and trying to make me think that I do is just mean, and that's why I hates the RIAA.

I've bought at least twenty CDs because I downloaded songs illegally. At least. Music I would never have heard otherwise (because they wouldn't have been played on the radio) that has become some of my favourite artists, records and songs.

Oh, hey, that reminds me. Back in the day there used to be this site called riaa.sucksdonkeyballs.com. It didn't last, unfortunately. But they do. And I wish they still did, if you get my drift.

2 Comments:

Blogger Gaute said...

The fact that the download page for this particular client (which few people use anymore) has been shut down, has no bearing on the future of the actual network

Most of us are still happily using eMule.

September 21, 2006 11:01 am  
Blogger MGL said...

Lovely! Thank you, Gaute.

September 21, 2006 11:09 am  

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