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Think that file-sharing is just for dungeon porn and Britney Spears singles?
December 19, 2001 12:17 AM   Subscribe

Think that file-sharing is just for dungeon porn and Britney Spears singles? Well think again, maybe. There is some new file-share software out that is designed for sharing of legal concert bootlegs. Phish fans unite!
posted by AVandalay (12 comments total)

 
Nice idea. I'm not sure, given its decentralised nature, how they can ensure that only legal boot legs are shared. That may be their intention, but what stops the users changing the rules? Anyhow, I'm sure that the RIAA will find some excuse to try and shut them down.
posted by RobertLoch at 12:33 AM on December 19, 2001


Maybe they have a filter preventing certain well-known artists from being shared, i'll see if I can break the system. hopefully it will be something that is somehown self-regulated and only the right people bother with.
posted by AVandalay at 12:45 AM on December 19, 2001


"legal boot legs" isn't this an oxymoron, or am I once again missing something ?
posted by DBAPaul at 2:52 AM on December 19, 2001


Some bands encourage people to record + swap (most famous examples being the Grateful Dead, and Phish mentioned above).
posted by andrew cooke at 4:22 AM on December 19, 2001


Legality of trading bootleg recordings.
posted by walrus at 4:26 AM on December 19, 2001


If you're into Phish.
posted by canoeguide at 4:45 AM on December 19, 2001


Phish fans wash!
posted by websavvy at 6:23 AM on December 19, 2001


Not often or very thoroughly...
;)
posted by gen at 6:56 AM on December 19, 2001


The original idea behind Napster was to trade off Dave Matthews bootlegs.
posted by eyeballkid at 7:24 AM on December 19, 2001


Phish fan resume (courtesy of Modern Humorist and previously linked on MeFi).
posted by Sinner at 8:02 AM on December 19, 2001


Yeah, they're funny, those Phish fans. They're also working on another dedicated hippie client. In the meantime, the PCP and etree are the very finest places to get your tunes.
posted by muckster at 9:12 AM on December 19, 2001


dungeon porn and Britney Spears singles?

How about we combine the two? MMMM...dungeon Britney.
posted by jonmc at 10:28 AM on December 19, 2001


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