View Full Version : Kazaa... it controls your PC
October 30th, 2003, 09:22 AM
I just had to check it out for myself... what all of this hubbub is about peer-to-peer and media downloading. So I downloaded and installed the free version of Kazaa. Figured I would simply download some prog metal music to sample. Nothing more than that.
Here is some advice. If you are running a regular v.92 modem connection or 56k, stay far away from this. It completely takes over and boggs down the connection.
I know, I know... get a DSL, right? Unfortunately not available in my area.
Anybody know of a simple way to download music?
October 30th, 2003, 09:43 AM
Downloading ANY files biggger than 3 mb with a dialup connection takes forever. Unless you are into waiting 20 minutes per song, fughetaboutit until broadband is availible.
BTW: Kazaa is a spyware / adware supported app. That is probably why you pc is hosed.
October 30th, 2003, 10:29 AM
Check out the links below. Be careful with Kazaa and peer to peer sharing. If something came of it I'm sure Big Game would take your case.
I am always "miffed" when I hear about lack of DSL or Cable Modem (e.g. Comcast) availability is certain areas. Do you get digital cable?
I live in town of 12,500 in NH and have gotten the whole shabang for a while.
"We are pleased with the Court's affirmation that individual users are accountable for illegally uploading and downloading copyrighted works off of publicly accessible peer-to-peer networks," said Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) chief executive officer Hilary Rosen in a statement. "(But) businesses that intentionally facilitate massive piracy should not be able to evade responsibility for their actions."
October 30th, 2003, 10:41 AM
Ah, you've succumb to the evils of spyware. You have to use kazaa lite "the kazaa without the ****"
Also, you must use the host file from the site and replace your current hosts file with it. This prevents and blocks popups. Also use Lavasoft Adaware Pro. This detects spyware in your memory, registry, hard drive etc. Your pc ain't hosed. Remove kazaa, search the registry and delete any key that says or contains kazaa. Use the lavasoft adaware program to remove any spyware on your pc. I'd also scan your pc for any viruses as well. Reboot and start over. I wouldn't let these aholes scare you with all their propaganda and threats. It's not against the law to use peer to peer and a law suit will never hold up in court, especially against a minor. F-em. GET YOUR MUSIC FOR FREE, like me.
October 30th, 2003, 11:07 AM
I wouldn't let these aholes scare you with all their propaganda and threats. It's not against the law to use peer to peer and a law suit will never hold up in court
I don't typically believe the hype but see this as more of a hassle than it is worth. They are probalbly bullying these people into settlement to gain momentum. Knuck - Pretty sure they would stay away from you given that you are off the charts on the FRUITCAKE METER..... not saying that is a bad thing....or am I...different thread....having never met you.
$ 3000 plus legal fees would cut into your never ending bike budget.
From CNN Money.com
"Monday's announcement is the boldest step yet taken by the music industry to go after file swappers. The RIAA had previously been targeting the file swapping sites themselves as opposed to their users.
Under U.S. copyright law defendants could face penalties of up to $150,000 per song, but few settlements are likely to involve such large sums. The trade group has already settled several cases for around $3,000 each, Sherman said. "
October 30th, 2003, 11:19 AM
Thanks man. I love it when someone compliments me like that. Fruitcake meter ;D
Stay tuned for my new website too
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October 30th, 2003, 12:59 PM
From what I understand, they are not going after people just downloading but those who do both; i.e. allowing total file sharing from their PC.
This is a work location in an area of the town that is not yet equipped with fiber optic cable for DSL. We could pay to install broadband cable but why bother? We don't really need it.
Besides, there has to be other viable options for downloading music. But I can live without it.
October 30th, 2003, 01:46 PM
I feel for ya man, I got out of the dial up business a long time ago. Dial up is ancient history man. + it plain sucks.
October 30th, 2003, 02:02 PM
Besides, there has to be other viable options for downloading music
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