Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by paulr, Feb 24, 2004.
Tried it today,first time for a while,just a news page?
Is Kazza Lite really any good? I heard that it was set up to catch illegal downloaders and was actually worse than Kazza for spyware!
Hard to know what to believe sometimes but was enough to put me off!
Not heard that one before...but it's good.
Kazaa Lite had/has no spyware -- exactly the same as Kazaa otherwise. You're as likely to be busted by the RIAA for either version....but those odds are miniscule.
I'm not sure we should be having this conversation...
I read that somewhere in ComputerBuyer news I think, it was about court cases taking place in the US, apparently all of which were being taken out against Kazza Lite file sharers. From what I read it sounded as though K-Lite was set up so lure people into thinking it was a safer place to download and fileshare.
There was some spat between Kazaa and RIAA concerning unofficial Kazaa distributions....I can't remember the exact details but I think Kazaa claimed that the RIAA had used one of these distributions to track down file sharers and so had therefore broken the law themselves.
Kazaa try to pass themselves off as legit (and, after all, you can pay for downloads of official stuff from them) but I guess they can only do this with the code they themselves distribute.
Whiting and Tetlee are partly right. K-Lite was used extensively by the RIAA as a means of "catching" Kazaa users that download copywrited material. As there are many modifications in K-Lite.
As K-Lite is illegally connecting to the FastTrack network and modifying the original kazaa software, Sharman Networks, the owners, persued google and various other search engines to the end that they would stop listing K-Lite as it breaches their copywrite. They all complied and Kazaa released version 2.4.7 which didn't work in the same way as 2.4.6 which K-Lite was based on and as such K-Lite stopped functioning.
Although there is now a new version called K-Lite Ressurection which uses the new code and works again!
PS. Don't use Kazaa as it doesn't offer any protection against RIAA ip sniffers and the like. K-Lite uses the peerguardian network, which while not flawless, offers an extensive range of ip addresses that it updates and bans from connecting, such as baytsp and the major film, music and software manufacterors.
Thankfully In the UK, copyright infrigement over these networks only represent a civil offence, while the actions these manufacterors take in aquiring your IP address breaches the Data Protection Act and as such represents a criminal offence.
So If they were to press charges for downloading illegally in the UK, they would be admitting to have commited a criminal offence. So we're pretty much safe.
As far as i'm concerned stuff the BPI and take them for whatever you can, they can't get you! .... yet
Yes, hte RIAA can only sue in the USA. The BPI have no plans to do so yet. Anyway, Kazaa and the like are full of viruses and extremely poor recordings of music. Have you never heard of binaries?
So what would you recommend using.
SoulSeek is my P2P client of choice.
Personally, I've never downloaded anything illegaly but I do know of people who use alt.binaries from the newsgroups to get DVD images and lossless CD images.
It's all wrong of course and I would never recommend you do it. Never. Ever.
Get the bit torrent client mate.
You can download full bitrate albums on there. Like 430 ish kbps
The BPI couldn't sue us in the UK. Like I said, to find out who is downloading what, they'd have to break the 'Data Protection Act'. Unless they amend the law, but that's doubtful as we actually prize our civil liberties here, unlike the states where they are happy that Bush wipes his arse on their constitution, in the name of "fighting terror"
I think you're anti-american comments are disgusting. We are at war, the fact that we don't know who against and that those unknown people haven't done anything since 2001 is irrelevant. I personally would like all my personal freedom removed so that I can be protected from the innactive terrorists who don't exist. DAMN THEM.
Bit Torrent is best. Run with Shareeza(?). If you want reassurance visit www.zeropaid.com Very good site that explains all. BTW after a week of trying out downloading from these sites I'm just buying CD's on the web cheap from now on. Not as fast as one expects and continually poor quality. Bring on I-Tunes UK!!!!!!!
Some interesting info there Games Guru So what's this "bit torrent client mate" all about? is that some sort of site like Kazza?
Might take a look at this new K-Lite ressurection, anything to get back at the BPI, had given up with downloading untill they started interfering with half decent web priced cd's
Ah, think you just answered my last question before I posted it there Tullamore Gotta learn to type faster
I have seen K-Lite (1000) master status progs floating around - these are freebies.
Not sure how safe they are though?
Off you go to live in the USA then mate.
They aren't "anti-american" as you so ignorantly said. They are anti-Bush which is a different thing altogether.
Every time America strips away its contitution in favour of it's illegal means of detaining people, uncharged, yet still calling them terrorists then the terrorists are winning.
They are compromising everything their country was built on.
I was being sarcastic mate.
I should think so.
What about Imesh,anyone use this?
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