What gets behind a firewall???

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BearMom

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If we have deleted (with kazaabegone) Kazaa and all the songs downloaded, can RIAA get behind our firewall, search the hard drive and find that we once had Kazaa and downloaded songs?

Our firewall is Sygate.
 
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Not unless you let them ;)

If your computer is behind a firewall with access to the internet restricted to known programs only, then short of being openly devious and installing a trojan on your system, for all intent and purpose your computer does not exist.
 

karbo

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First of all, the RIAA is targeting american file sharers. But, if you deleted Kazaa and your files, what are they going to find? You have to be connected with the P2P system for them to be able to track you down. They won't just invade people's privacy by hacking their computers. You also have a firewall so how are they going to get in. You see, they need to be able to get your IP address while you are sharing files, in order to be able to track you down.
 

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Originally posted by karbo:
(I just watched "Bowling For Columbine", great movie that I would recommend to all Americans)
You mean besides all the gross distortions of the truth, and the outright lies? :)
 
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Do tell.

Edit: Wow nevermind, Google has more than enough on the matter. Glad I didn't tote the movie more than I did.
 

karbo

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I made a mistake by mentionning my political beliefs on this site and I'm sorry. It won't happen again because this isn't the place to start these kinds of debates. I suggest we all forget about it. I will try to delete what I wrote back there.
 
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Don't worry, no beliefs involved. Only facts and/or lack thereof. (damn I liked Moore :( oh well)
 
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It's not a problem karbo, we are all here to help in our own way ;) I didn't see the whole movie but it seemed "entertaining" ;)

Bearmom if you had (or have) kaaza on your computer, the first thing I would do is to download spybot AND adaware and run them both. Your computer will thank you for it ;)
 

BearMom

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Well, this turned into an outstanding thread. I'll have to post more often.... Anyway, I hope we're out of the crosshairs. It looks like they went after college kids, mostly.
 
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Originally posted by BearMom:
Well, this turned into an outstanding thread. I'll have to post more often
Yes please do. It was our pleasure to help you :D

I heard today that some collages are expelling the students who get caught downloading, and they are handing over all of the students files to the authorities for prosecution. Each offense (each song) will cost them $150,000 ! :eek:

I think I'll stick to listening to the radio :p
 

BearMom

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Thanks for your help!

The songs I downloaded are out of print albums (I'm not a teenager...lol) but still under a copyright, I suppose. I wouldn't mind paying $.49 a song but finding them is another matter.
 
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If you want to send me a list of the ones that you are looking for I would be happy to locate them for you ;)
 
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BearMom, the only way the RIAA can see what's in your KaZaa shared folder is for you to have KaZaa open and connected.

You can search other users shared folders yourself. When you do a search and get the list of available songs, you can right click on a users name and go to "find more from same>user". That will let you see everything that user has in their shared folder.

That's the way the RIAA is doing it.
 
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