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August 22, 2003 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Earthstation 5 is a new p2p application purportadly based in Palestine issue a challenge to the MPAA/RIAA. Sounds kind of fishy to me.. I'll stick to Waste with my mates (sharing legal items, of course) for a bit..
posted by Mossy (17 comments total)

 
Having said that, props for Ras Kabir's (big head?) borg style comment at the end - I think thats on the level would be 'all your movies are belong to us'..

Heh..
posted by Mossy at 10:54 AM on August 22, 2003


That link to "Waste" doesn't seem to work for me - can you check it?
posted by jonson at 11:07 AM on August 22, 2003


WASTE
posted by xmutex at 11:10 AM on August 22, 2003


That fuckin' thing opens like twelve goddamn ports when you run it, so have fun removing the spyware.

BitTorrent and suprnova.org is where it's at.
posted by SweetJesus at 11:10 AM on August 22, 2003


from "about the company:"

Our group is made up of many people, Jordanians, Palestinians, Indians, Americans, Russians and Israelis. Some of us are Jewish, some Christians, some Hindus and other of us are Muslim.

Believe it or not, we all love and respect each other.

We all work and play together. Our families on many occasions eat at the same dinner table. We trust each other and are very close friends with each other. As a group, the most important thing in our life is our children, our families and love ones and of course our friends.


awwwww. P2P really will save us!!
posted by scarabic at 11:17 AM on August 22, 2003


either way, the press release is probably the most amusing thing I read this week that wasn't outwardly a spoof on something.
posted by djspicerack at 12:16 PM on August 22, 2003


so have fun removing the spyware.

Seriously? I've been thinking about trying this out when I saw it on BoingBoing and Slashdot yesterday. It specifically says "No spyware." Are you telling me I can't always trust strangers on the 'net? Because that's going to break the hearts of a ton of hot 16 year olds I know.
posted by yerfatma at 12:40 PM on August 22, 2003


Seriously? I've been thinking about trying this out when I saw it on BoingBoing and Slashdot yesterday. It specifically says "No spyware." Are you telling me I can't always trust strangers on the 'net? Because that's going to break the hearts of a ton of hot 16 year olds I know.

I'm really not sure if it has spyware or not, but it opens up 12 ports when it's working, which is a hell of a lot. It only really needs one or two ports for UDP. Then again, I don't know the technical specifics of how it was written, so maybe it does need 12 ports.

I've downloaded it and played with it, and I am impressed to shit with the collection of steaming movies. That in of itself is a reason to download it. Just keep your ad-aware definitions up to date and you'll be fine.
posted by SweetJesus at 12:57 PM on August 22, 2003


is WinMX not safe anymore? also, i just checked out the animations created for the Napster re-launch (yeah, I know it's corporate promotion, but episodes 3 and 4 are both quite amusing)
posted by adamms222 at 1:28 PM on August 22, 2003


Does anyone have any advice for a dim-witted mac user interested in strictly legal, non-copywrite infringing p2p? I was using limewire for awhile, but something seemed fishy so I cleared it and alot of wierd little files off my computer. Is there a decent p2p client for mac that doesn't contain spyware?
posted by elwoodwiles at 1:51 PM on August 22, 2003


elwoodwiles: poisoned
posted by wildeep at 2:15 PM on August 22, 2003


elwoodwiles: i've always used Acquisition.
posted by xmutex at 2:26 PM on August 22, 2003


re: adamms222's Napster link -

Shit, that's the most cynical advertising campaign I've seen in a long time.

I did chuckle at the Napster cat/guy's toothbrush-shiv though.
posted by GriffX at 2:31 PM on August 22, 2003


SweetJesus:
I am impressed to shit with the collection of steaming movies

"steaming"..."shit"...freudian slip on the state of movies today?
posted by notsnot at 6:29 PM on August 22, 2003


elwoodwiles, "strictly legal, non-copywrite [sic] infringing p2p" is not something in and of itself, it would be how you use it.

File-sharing is totally legal, providing it's legal [not breaching copyrights... and then it's generally a civil tort unless it's for profit.]

You have been fooled by the **AA, copyright cartel's propaganda.

If you only share material that the copyright owner has given permission to share, or public domain material, p2p is utterly legal.
Of course, whether "illegal" sharing is such a big deal or not, is another can of vermicelli.
posted by Blue Stone at 4:56 AM on August 23, 2003


Blue Stone, I was being sarcastic. I'm on OS9 and was using LimeWire, but something seemed fishy so I scrubbed it off the hard drive. I was just wondering what the more tech savvy among us were using. It turns out that tech savvy macs are running OSX and before I do anything, I need to get off my stubborn 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' ass and upgrade.
posted by elwoodwiles at 1:51 PM on August 23, 2003


iswipe (it has a os9 version, i think) is pretty good, but bittorrent and mlmac are great for me lately
posted by amberglow at 1:59 PM on August 23, 2003


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