Deltaownsall From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
Kazaa and Limewire both have way too much spyware for me, and my computer always seems to get screwed up after I use either one for a certain amount of time. So, what's the best alternative to these programs? Preferably the one with the least spyware/parasites/etc. I know iTunes is good...but .99 per song gets to be way too expensive for the amount of music that I download. Thanks for any info.
JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3034 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
Well you have the option of spending .99 cents a song and overall paying $400 for your music...legally. Or, you can download them for free and run the risk of the RIAA tracking you and suing you for $12,000 or so.
I know it sucks, but if you think about it, .99 cents a song is a small price to pay to keep the RIAA off your doorstep...
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 50 Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2036 times:
Forget "companies charging $20 for a CD."
Forget "trying to find obscure artists."
Forget "auditioning a new song."
Those three excuses are bullshit, plain and simple. You know it. I know it.
Will somebody please just tell me why you feel like you have a God-ordained right to steal?
It doesn't matter if a $20 CD is "one hit" and "12 songs of filler". That's irrelevant.
The record companies set the price you pay. Not you. If you want something, you should pay whatever is being charged. How is it any different than this scenario?:
You are dying for a 12 ounce Filet Mignon from Claim Jumper. It HAS to be a Claim Jumper filet. Not a Sizzler, Salt Grass, or Stuart Andersons. You look at the menu and decide that $24.99 is too much. So you sneak into the kitchen and help yourself to one. Then, as you are being carted off to jail, you claim that YOU are the victim because 1) clearly Claim Jumper was charging too much and 2) you "only" wanted the steak, and not the bread, salad, rice, or the potato.
You would get laughed out of court.
yet anyone attempting to steal music is doing the exact same thing.
I so cannot wait to see the day when some sullen, thinks-he-knows-it-all 15 year old gets slammed into prison.
And trust me. Once ASCAP and Co. have all of their ducks in a row, they WILL find a sacrificial kid to show to the rest of the world.
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10690 posts, RR: 16 Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1996 times:
See, here is the problem with the RIAA witch hunt:
They want to keep saturating the music market in the US with crap: American Idol, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Britney Spears, and so on. I am sick and tired of hearing crap and I will not spend my hard earned money on crap. I download music either RIAA/ASCAP does not release in this country or independant DJs remixes. If I could buy CDs by Caater, Poe, or Conjure 1, I would. I paid full price for 3 CDs by Kristine W and have paid/will pay full price for Joe Satriani. I am also looking at Audioslave. That I don't mind. When this country is truly free with it's music, I will stop downloading. Until then, not bloody likely.
Zak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8 Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1946 times:
you will get best speeds with bittorrent usually.
shadows torrent client (search for it on google) is best to use or the azureus opensource java client.
torrents can be obtained from sites like suprnova.
and in regard to classic p2p concepts, dc++ is very nice, emule is great, and kazaa lite(only that one) is decent too
Zak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8 Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1913 times:
"Douglas DC-9, having a Mac eliminates almost any risk of getting spyware or a virus, as most of the stuff is designed to run on Windows machines. Yet another reason why my next computer will be a Mac."
why not get a PC with your favourite linux distribution.
you can actually get 3 pcs as good as the one mac for the same money.
Jaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
I have always felt that the music industry should cut the prices on CD's kind of like the movie industry has cut the prices on DVD's. Popular movies are always on sale for about $10-12 at various stores including Best Buy, Circuit City, and Target. Personally I have no problem paying $10 for what I feel is a good movie. CD's thought reallly havent come down in price, and thats partially why I refuse to purchase them. The other reason is just the ease of flipping throught mp3's while I am doing stuff on the computer, instead of putting cd's in and out. Also it makes me sick anytime I see "The fabulous life of ..." on VH1 and basiaclly for about half an hour they proceed to show off how much money some of these talentless individuals have.