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    The Death of Soulseek?

    Anyone seen the news this morning

    The US court has ruled that the music companies can go after the people who make the software, rather than targetting individuals..

    I dont use it much myself, but I can deffo see the benefits

    What do people think?

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/06/27/p2p_goes_down/

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    Be a real shame if it does get shut down , im not that clued up on all this copyright buisness so how long would this take to happen ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CANO ...
    Be a real shame if it does get shut down , im not that clued up on all this copyright buisness so how long would this take to happen ?
    The lawyers will be sending the letters as we speak


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    Quote Originally Posted by CANO ...
    Be a real shame if it does get shut down , im not that clued up on all this copyright buisness so how long would this take to happen ?

    It was pretty lifeless anyway (soulseek)


    Took forever downloading if you didn't top it up with paypal funds every 20 seconds, it was like ringing Australia with only ten pen pieces from a phone box

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    Soulseek should have died at least a year ago IMO. Tunes are near impossible to find on there now for some unknown reason.
    You used to be able to find everything but now the search engine seems to be bolloxed....

    IT'S ALL ABOUT HOUSE MUSIC!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff64
    Soulseek should have died at least a year ago IMO. Tunes are near impossible to find on there now for some unknown reason.
    You used to be able to find everything but now the search engine seems to be bolloxed....
    I dont reckon its that mate. I think more and more peeps have stopped sharing imo. Or only share to peeps on there lists.

    I stopped using it as soon as i got my decks. Still need it every now and again to check tunes out before i buy but thats about it

    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgymix
    It was pretty lifeless anyway (soulseek)


    Took forever downloading if you didn't top it up with paypal funds every 20 seconds, it was like ringing Australia with only ten pen pieces from a phone box
    I`ll have to say it will be a crying shame if it closes it about the only p2p now that you can actually see ppl`s files.

    As far as taking for ages to dl i`ve never had that proble usally get singles tunes in about 2-4 mins

    Also why the hell are you paying for it? Madness.

    And finally all the tunes are still on there but people dont share like they used to mainly in my case anyway u get leeched to fuck and ppl take the piss and q up a whole drive so it gets out of hand.

    The secret is to have a really good user list as Andy said and bobs yer uncle its still the best out there without a doubt.

    Hope it doesnt close!


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    It'll be a pity to see it go, if it does... Soulseek has never been perfect by any means but it's probably the most interactive of all the music sharing programs / sites I've used, with the chat and messaging systems. Pirate Revival started as a result of people getting together through the old skool room on soulseek, for example. The last couple of years have seen it turn more and more into a 'user list only' sharing environment but I suspect this is due to a combination of people getting scared of being sued for file sharing, as more and more court cases get media exposure, and also people getting sick of their files being leeched when they share to all users (anyone who ever left their PC on and came back to find one person queuing thousands of files at a time will appreciate this).

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    I am not sure how the legal system works, but that link only refers to US law. So surley if the software was written outside of the US and not intended for the US market than there is nothing they can do about it.

    would be a shame SLSK folds..... although most moan about it being technically a shite app...it is the only one I know with a decent community with decent tunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Acid
    I am not sure how the legal system works, but that link only refers to US law. So surley if the software was written outside of the US and not intended for the US market than there is nothing they can do about it.

    would be a shame SLSK folds..... although most moan about it being technically a shite app...it is the only one I know with a decent community with decent tunes.
    Thats the thing, isnt the client and server software Swedish? Or would the Conglomerates simply use their international influence to bring a case in whichever country is applicable?

    I think it would be a shame in Soulseek does go, it does come in handy for sharing stuff, MSN etc is far too slow, particularly for multiple transfers..

    When I do go on I only share to people in my list, which is exactly zero at the moment because Ive had to reinstall the client

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konspiracy
    Thats the thing, isnt the client and server software Swedish? Or would the Conglomerates simply use their international influence to bring a case in whichever country is applicable?

    I think it would be a shame in Soulseek does go, it does come in handy for sharing stuff, MSN etc is far too slow, particularly for multiple transfers..
    I believe the soulseek server is based somewhere in the states.

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    I only recently discovered it thanks to Markz and I am LOVIN IT! Hope it doesn't get shutdown. Best get started on downloading more just in case!


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    Oh dear, that is undoubtedly the baddest of bad news - looks like emule's days are numbered!

    Hopefully public spirited programmers will release p2p software anonymously, I'd hate to see the end of free software as we know it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    I believe the soulseek server is based somewhere in the states.
    That won't be good news for it then, thought that Nir (guy who made it) was Israeli.

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    I heard this on the radio too Neil

    I've been using torrent sites recently and it would be a crying shame if they were to shut down aswell.

    Mart

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