[fruityloops] Re: warning to warez users (was YEAAAHHH!!!!!)

  • From: "Scraggles McQueazy" <scragz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: fruityloops@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 08:39:50 -0700

Speaking of moderation, does this looong thread have anything whatsoever to 
do with making music?

>From: Andrew Ebling <andyebling@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: fruityloops@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: fruityloops@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [fruityloops] Re: warning to warez users (was YEAAAHHH!!!!!)
>Date: 08 Oct 2002 09:15:31 +0000
>On Tue, 2002-10-08 at 00:58, AllenSpins@xxxxxxx wrote:
> >
> > I have a purchased copy, but tell me this-- who has a purchased copy of 
>I bought my copy of XP, despite being a Linux/open source zealot.  All
>the content and software on my PC is 100% legit.  I have never used
>napster or any other P2P service.
>The TCPA/Palladium/DRM non-sense will be inflicted on us all because of
>people who steal content and software because they can get away with
>For more info see:
>Please be aware that preliminary support for this is already in some
>laptops.  Within a couple of years it will have infested virtually all
>PC hardware and software.
>It will be a particular blow to computer musicians who will suddenly
>find they cannot even do legitimate things like rip the audio CDs they
>created back to disk.  Imagine the frustration of not being able to do
>something legitimate that you have done for years, simply because your
>PC wrongly decides "you aren't allowed to do that".
>It could also potentially destroy the whole open-source initiative,
>which will remove the pressure on Microsoft to clean up their act and
>produce innovative, good quality, good value, stable software.  That
>means quality will go down and prices will go up.  I'd argue that the
>marginal improvement in the quality of MS software seen in recent years
>has been largely due to pressure from Linux and other open source
>I do apologise for this slightly off-topic rant/diversion, but it is
>something that will affect us all ultimately and is therefore something
>we should all be aware of and concerned about.
>All the warez/P2P users out there might think they have "got away with
>it".  The unfortunate reality is that they have already spoiled it for
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