RE: copyright infringement?
Posted by: Copious K9 ()
Date: October 22, 2000 11:43PM

mike,

The point I am trying to make is that the names of the files you see from others while logged onto Napster do not necessary reflect the content of those files.

If the evil minions of Sade's Napster Police noticed that you were listing one of her songs as d/l-able from your computer, they could prove that you had a file with her name in it, but they could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt the contents of said file unless

i) you d/l-ed the file from them (ie they ripped Sade's greatest hits and shared them on Napster looking to entrap)

or

ii) they d/l-ed the song from your computer and play it to verify content, which would take a great deal of time to prove each and every offender's "crime"

I doubt that they did either. I suspect that they did a search on "Sade" and made a list of all the users sharing files with her name in it.

Way back when, Metallica supposed had a list of 300,000+ Napster users who were sharing their files. The only feasible way for Metallica's evil minions to come up with that many names was to get them from search results, which proves nothing.

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RE: Legalese follows ... 110 Stimpy 10/21/2000 06:31AM
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sorry stimpy 105 mike 10/21/2000 06:45AM
RE: sorry stimpy 127 Stimpy 10/21/2000 07:00AM
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RE: copyright infringement?81 Copious K9 10/22/2000 11:43PM
RE: Legalese follows ... 113 mike 10/21/2000 06:32AM
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