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Re: [dvd-discuss] DoS attack on RIAA webstie

On Tue, Jul 30, 2002 at 04:28:11PM -0400, Ronald Austin wrote:
> whacks a "pirate"  and takes a chunk out of AOL/Time Warners' network at the 
> same time. They need to watch out who they make mad, the script kiddies are 
> one thing, I'd hate to know I had a few pros after me. 

the script kiddies are regularily kicking each other out of IRC
channels with 100mbit+ DDoS floods. sunday's userfriendly comic
(ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20020728) put it quite well.

I wouldn't be in the least surprised if the next loveletter virus had
an actual .mp3 as an attachment, just to piss the RIAA off.

nah, one thing we know about RIAA, MPAA, etc. for sure is that they are
about 100 times better at PR and lobbying than they are at technology.
I wouldn't exactly say "incompetent", but so far, everything they have
created has been less then impressive (e.g. DVD encryption, as we all know,
is a cryptographic joke).

so their PR should be seen as just that. they are spreading FUD, trying
to make people afraid of using P2P networks, trying to make them afraid
of copying music, and while they're at it they boast a little about
their capabilities.

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