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Old 12-09-2006, 06:47 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by sternfanny
Are you insane?

First of all - I have been downloading Stern MP3s for the last year - because even tho I record them off my Sirius reciever, sometimes I need my laptop for work and cant leave it home and miss the recording so I download off 3rd party sites. I guess by everyone elses definition, its not stealing because I am a subscriber?

I have been downloading stern for the last 4 years and not a single call from the FBI. He went off the air in my local market 4 years ago and if you know where to look you can get the show, usually commercial free with the commercials edited out. Its not a blank 6 hour MP3, and they are not tracking your IP, and as far as I know, its not illegal to download an MP3 named "Stern 12/01/06". In fact I am nearly certain its not illegal to download any MP3s regardless of what they are - its illegal to UPLOAD them.

Consider it this way... what if I took a copyrighted music song in MP3 format and changed the name to be Sirius.exe and said it was a cool new program that shows Sirius guide listing that you can download. You download it, and it plays an MP3 of howard stern that you just downloaded without your knowledge. Is the FBI going to come arrest you for that? You did download what you consider an "illegal" mp3?

If you think the FBI is going to spend $100k of tax payer dollars to compile a case against a private citizen in the USA for downloading an MP3 or even one million MP3s (notice I said DOWNLOADING, not UPLOADING) and then spend another $50k per year to incarcerate that person, then you sir have no concept of reality and probably still believe that if you dont brush your teeth, the boogey man will get you.


The Justice Department issued a press release today about the copyright infrindgement case that involved Star Wars:Episode III. Here's a clip of the ground breaking case.

"This groundbreaking case demonstrates the commitment of the Department of Justice to prosecute individuals who use new technologies to undermine the copyright laws," said U.S. Attorney Buchanan. "It also serves as an example to those who believe that there is anonymity in cyberspace."

McCausland, who is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec.12, 2006, faces up to five years in prison, a fine of $250,000, and three years of supervised release.
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Old 01-06-2007, 08:03 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by gumbyandpokie999
Oh just wait until you hear Xm's sound quality.....You'll wanna shoot yourself in the foot.

Just kidding. XM's SQ is pretty bad. I tried to drop a couple of my subs and got 3 months free on both.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:02 PM   #48
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Hey buddy, watch out for your cornhole!
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:41 PM   #49
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sternfanny there a windows emulation program that you can install on your mac that will let you run windows on your mac and then you can use the windows media streamer. I'm not sure what its called but I heard about it from a friend.
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Originally Posted by D0TC0M
sternfanny there a windows emulation program that you can install on your mac that will let you run windows on your mac and then you can use the windows media streamer. I'm not sure what its called but I heard about it from a friend.
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i think it's telling that the other options already mentioned aren't being considered:
1. giving or hell, even selling the unit with a lifetime subscription to a friend or relative you'll always be in touch with.
2. transferring the lifetime subscription to the home unit that you record stern with, and selling the other unit. if you still want Howard and care even a little that you're stealing if you download the shows without a sub, this is the best option.

and yeah, Sirius paid millions for the exclusivity of Howard audio content, therefore they're the ones who get to decide whether or not downloading mp3s of his show without paying for a sub is stealing. and i'm pretty sure they do think it's stealing; because they invested millions so people could pay them to hear him. i think it's pretty obvious-- you don't eat an entire meal at a restaurant, order desert and coffee and then refuse to pay because the appetizers were cold
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