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  #526339 27-Sep-2011 17:14
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Ragnor: DtecNet was formed by a Danish anti piracy lobby group and does work for the RIAA.

I suspect their "detection" code looks quite a lot like the code Salty posted earlier!


To be fair, that page is billed as 'helping parents'. I can see that having a quick way for non-technical parents to know if their PC is filled up with mp3 files that they don't know about (but would be legally liable for) is a valid use case. It doesn't prove anything of course - but might prompt a profitable conversation with junior downloader.




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  #526476 27-Sep-2011 21:12
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wellygary:
danbowden101: Hi,

A few weeks ago I read about a website that would scan your music collection for illegally downloaded materal.
I've tried searching for it again, and cannot find it.

Does anyone know the one I am talking about?
I'm not sure if it's an online service, or an application that you can download.
I just wanted more information on it, how it works etc - but can't even remember the name of it to research it.

Thanks.

Dan


And a website is going to know the difference between a FLAC file you have legally format shifted from a CD you own and one you just downloaded from the 'net exactly how??.....



That was my thinking exactly, but I am pretty sure there was a New Zealand site designed to do this.
Been trying to remember where I saw it, and what it was called...

No idea how it could possibly tell the difference though.

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  #526570 28-Sep-2011 01:58
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tonyhughes:
n4:
SaltyNZ:
tonyhughes:
SaltyNZ:
n4:

I haven't read your code, but if I did I might find it to be a little basic.


Such perls of wisdom!

Fortranately we don't have too many bad jokes like this around here. 


I think I'll have a nice cup of java while I assemble my next one.

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I'll have to wait and C. Plus I'm not in a hurry anyway.

I knew I would see someone be sharp... see, sharp!


Perhaps you should go get some Pascal lollies and sit down for some Small Talk, perhaps about a nice Logo.



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  #526583 28-Sep-2011 06:36
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Kyanar:
tonyhughes:
n4:
SaltyNZ:
tonyhughes:
SaltyNZ:
n4:

I haven't read your code, but if I did I might find it to be a little basic.


Such perls of wisdom!

Fortranately we don't have too many bad jokes like this around here. 


I think I'll have a nice cup of java while I assemble my next one.

//Bonus: two-fer!


I'll have to wait and C. Plus I'm not in a hurry anyway.

I knew I would see someone be sharp... see, sharp!


Perhaps you should go get some Pascal lollies and sit down for some Small Talk, perhaps about a nice Logo.



Fortranately for you i'm not getting involved with this sillyness. But C++ for effort.

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  #526594 28-Sep-2011 08:10
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Back on topic, I've looked on that site. Knowing what happened before (remember Sony rootkit fiasco?) I wouldn't trust running ANY program from these companies on my computers.

Who knows what evil lurks inside those executables?





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  #526651 28-Sep-2011 10:31
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OK, found the site.

It's safenow.co.nz

I had the idea behind it wrong, it actually scans your computer for programs that could 'breach' the law.
I guess just all peer to peer, and torrent type programs.


Perhaps this could be useful for a parent who doesn't know what their kids get up to - but not a lot else.



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  #526655 28-Sep-2011 10:34
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There is a problem there:

"Start the scan to see if any programs installed on your computer might conflict with the new copyright laws."

That's wrong. No program has been outlawed. It's how you use the program that's illegal, not the programs themselves.





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