Old 9th February 2007, 22:51   #1
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Pushy, demanding stream-ripping people.

I thought some of you might get a kick out of this one. In the past there was a discussion regarding people ripping your stream then wanting to know the song they just ripped! So I'm not the only one. But now, I have a ripper telling me how to do it so he can more easily rip-off the music. Here is the short version of how much gall some jokers have...

JAN 25, I received,
"Recorded a song from Shoutcast..." then rambled awhile and finally asked me to research the title for him since he "missed it". "Tom Sekula Palmetto, Florida"


I did not respond.

FEB 8, I received,
"Any chance on getting an answer on this? Would appreciate it."

So I responded with,
"I have spent close to 2000 hours converting my LP
collection into digital form and I'm not even 25% thru
the collection. That's alot of work for a hobby, not
counting the years of collecting and the expense of
the original recordings. Since there are few stations
like that still around, I thought it would be nice to
share the music via Shoutcast for listening, just for
listening.
Thanks"

FEB 9, I received,
"Would appreciate it if you didn't run the songs on top of one another. Give them a two second silent break between them. Thanks. Too bad you can't trace selection names.
Joe Pinesfore"

So I responded with,
"With all due respect, I would appreciate it if you
would buy the records themselves rather than steal the
music."

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In the past, several people have written that they are recording the stream (for various reasons) and they need information for a song they have recorded. But I have never had anyone tell me to stop using crossfade so he can better steal my music. That takes gall.

From this point, I will probably not respond again to any of them.

D*
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Old 13th February 2007, 21:54   #2
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Did those idiots actually tell you their real names?

You should reply asking for their IP... then ban them
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Old 6th January 2009, 19:46   #3
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the stream sounds very good for being digitized records not an indication that is a record and not a cd.
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