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Ares = New Kazaa

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Lazlo, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. Lazlo

    Lazlo Good people drink good beer. ~ HST


    Best P2P program I've had. Check it out.
    jwinslow likes this.
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

  3. Lazlo

    Lazlo Good people drink good beer. ~ HST

    There is a lite version without all the spyware.

    From Slyck's

    Important: Ares comes in a "Lite" and "Regular" version. The "Lite" version, sanctioned by the developers, is smaller, consumes fewer system resources and has NO adware. The "Regular" version has opt-out third party software and has additional features. We highly recommend the "Lite" version.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2005
  4. DCBuckFan

    DCBuckFan Fark You

    Myself, I am loving the mIRC suggestion that was made here... that has worked out quite well thus far.
  5. scarletandgrey

    scarletandgrey Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult!

    I've been using limewire and have no complaints about it. Unless I should?
  6. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go!

    I like LimeWire as well, although I have not tried Ares.
  7. Lazlo

    Lazlo Good people drink good beer. ~ HST

    Ares seems to have faster downloads and a better movie selection from what I've found. I got Napoleon Dynamite and Fear and Loathing at the same time with each running at or around 360 kb/s the whole time. I have RR and have never been able to D/L that fast from a P2P file sharing network.
  8. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    I'm a big fan of this program, as all others are blocked from here.
  9. Alan

    Alan Banned

    slick....i have already downloaded my fav top 25 songs...

    id give you 10 million green points for this info....
  10. TexasBuck

    TexasBuck Junior

    Does the new generation of P2P software (AKA: Ares and others) shield the user's IP address or make it harder to tell the user's identity? The recording industry's lawsuits against P2P users has me kind of spooked about downloading these days.
  11. Lazlo

    Lazlo Good people drink good beer. ~ HST

    No, but I think there is a way to use proxies. I'm just not computer savvy enough to know how that works.

    Hell with the amount of rep you have it would probably be close.
  12. TexasBuck

    TexasBuck Junior

    Another alternative is a Russian site which CLAIMS to be legal:

    They charge a couple cents per megabite or about 10 cents a song. An entire CD can be purchased for a dollar.

    I've been hesitant to use it because I don't like the idea of them knowing my credit card number. (They don't take PayPal) However, I know several people that use the site and they haven't had any problems.

    I'd be curious to hear if anyone here has tried it and if they've experienced any problems.
  13. CCI

    CCI Metal Rules

    Thanks Bigslick. Kazaa lite is the only file sharing program that I use.

    I'll check it out
  14. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    I'll have to give it a try... I've been using WinMX and it's been a little slow lately.
  15. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    Wooo! A chance to use my more and more less useless legal major: cyberlaw, specifically its international implications. . . So here is a quick primer on these services, though I'll research the Russian thing more.


    With any of these services the primary factor regarding exposing yourself to lawsuits is whether you upload music, or whether you provide a directory on your computer for others to download from. There are 2 reasons for this:

    1. Privacy. One major defense argument in the P2P cases was that the music comanies invaded the defendants' right to privacy. The argument by the music companies (which won) said that the moment you provide a folder on your computer for anyone in the world to download from you are giving up any expected right to privacy. You have made your information, what songs you are distributing, public. If you don't permit others to access your songs, you have retained your right to privacy. The companies could still go after you as a downloader, but then they would need to go through hurdles to get info on you and they have plenty of easier targets. Also, per #2, why bother?

    2. Elephants and Mice. In the early stages of the Web (not the Internet) there was a feeling amongst many that it was anarchy and could not be regulated-- any government that tried to regulate activities on the web and the Internet was foolish. So, the government took an Elephants and Mice approach. Let the Mice (the individual users) do what they want-- kill the Elephants. Go after the ISPs permitting their users to do illegal activity, ignore the users. As to P2P programs, this becomes go after the users that provide the songs for download, the distributors. Ignore the downloaders. . .

    Russian Service:

    The Russian Service is legal-- in Russia. That says nothing of its legality here, yet. For now it is an unknown. The problem is that Europe (and Russia) see copyright differently than us in a few respects. For instance, while we purposefully ignore whether mix tapes are illegal (it is really very funny - forced eyeclosing, hands over ears), Europe assumes copying will happen and puts a sur-charge on blank tapes. Europe then distributes the fees to artists based on sales (but not to USA artists, because they screw us at every chance.)

    Importantly, Europe does not give rights to "public performances" the way we do. I imagine that the Russian company is claiming that by broadcasting over the internet the mp3s it is selling unprotected public performances. We'll see how that goes. . . (There are many "legality" reasons they may be claiming, actually)

    Anyway, since money is being paid for the music, and as it is ostensibly legal, I doubt music companies will go after the downloaders. As noted earlier - kill the elephants.


    P2P sucks anyway. The users use poor encoders with poor quality and as the songs come from numerous sources they will be randomly tagged and named. Best to use something where audiophiles uniformly rip and tag the music (if you want full albums) - like Usenet. . .

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