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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-06-2007, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I Got Into Some Legal Troubles

So Wednesday I got a message on my computer while I was at the gym saying that my internet in my dorm has been suspended because of copyright infringement. I called the tech people on campus (because the message said I need to) and they told me to check my email on a public computer so I did and there was a message from my school's administration with a forward of a email from the RIAA telling the administration to take action against me or else the RIAA would take action against the school.

So I to take my computer to the tech people on campus so they could make sure all the P2P programs were deleted off my computer and they modified my computer settings (which I think that I've undone). Now I have to talk to a administrator about the "Acceptable Use" policy for the internet before I am allowed to use my internet again.

This didn't bother me at first, but then a friend of a friend who heard me telling my friend this story said that several universities (he named the University of Wisconsin) had told the RIAA to blow it out their ass and that the university wouldn't use its own resources to get the students and if the RIAA wanted somebody they'd have to go after them themselves. Another school, this guy claimed, would only go after students if the RIAA paid $11 per case so that the school wouldn't lose money for paper and other stuff.

I realize the school couldn't said **** you to the RIAA but then there is a chance that they'd take legal action against me, which would cost a lot. The only reason I got caught is because I didn't block uploads from my computer (supposedly they can't trace downloads) and they had me uploading 1 song. Just 1 ****ing song. I realize that the RIAA needs to take steps to protect copyrights in order to keep their copyrights (according to U.S law) but they could've waited until they found more than one song.

Oh well. I hate the RIAA but I'm glad this is all that happened to me.
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the tragic story of ONE man.......and his computer
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everybody hates the RIAA because they're fascists and they suck

there was something in the most recent issue of rolling stone about this. they are cracking down on colleges for some reason, like colleges are the only places where there are downloads??

it would be nice if all the artists who say they hate the RIAA would step in and support students who are being unfairly targeted.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2007, 08:53 AM
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the tragic story of ONE man.......and his computer

Jaw youre banned again!?
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i feel your pain its not happened to me thank God but i feel your pain there is always that chance they could get u.. u were among the unlucky few sry Bro

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Well I found a way around this. I can't use my land line in my dorm room, but I can still connect using a wireless connection that the school has (thanks to having a laptop instead of PC).
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