RIAA Using Scare Tactics On Grokster Site

from the log-this dept

Back in November, we noted that the RIAA had taken over the Grokster website as part of the settlement with the company and posted a note that was wrong and misleading (claiming the Supreme Court said something it hadn't said). Now, apparently, they've gone even further, though in a somewhat hilarious manner. Visitors to the site are being shown their own IP address and told that it was "LOGGED" (in all capital letters) -- as if there's something illegal about visiting the website. Rather than worry people, this is mostly just causing people to laugh at the RIAA. Still for folks who want to quickly check what your IP is, you can now add Grokster.com to other favorites like IP Chicken, while getting the added satisfaction that your IP address has been LOGGED by the entertainment industry.


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    Jean, Jan 3rd, 2006 @ 12:41am

    No Subject Given

    The hilarious thing to do is to visit grokster through anonymizer.com...

     

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    Andrew Strasser, Jan 3rd, 2006 @ 12:49am

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    Good Grokster deserves scare tactics for all the spyware they put out there. I spent months logging them stupid things and sending em in.

     

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    Dan, Jan 3rd, 2006 @ 8:59am

    Thanks!

    They have made a convenient tool for finding your IP address. Much easier than www.myipaddress.com.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 3rd, 2006 @ 9:30am

    Re: Thanks!

    ^^

    LMFAO

     

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    anonymous, Jan 3rd, 2006 @ 10:06am

    typo

    "Still for folks who want to quickly check what your IP is, you can now add Grokster.com to other favorites like IP Chicken, while getting the added satisfaction that you're IP address has been LOGGED by the entertainment industry. "

    should be "your IP address" - you're is "you are"

    no harm no foul, just an FYI

     

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    Mike (profile), Jan 3rd, 2006 @ 10:22am

    Re: typo

    Ooops. That was a bad typo. Thanks for pointing it out. Fixed.

     

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    Chris, Jan 3rd, 2006 @ 10:45am

    Re: Thanks!

    What is even funnier is they got it wrong. Not sure why they have a different IP than the WAN IP that my gateway reports, but I am sure it is due to some hanky panky at my ISP.

    Either way, welcome RIAA to "reasonable-doubt-land".

     

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    69.69.215.44, Jan 3rd, 2006 @ 11:33am

    I did that..

    Went to a free anomizer site If we all do that would give the scum sucking shills something to do

     

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    h4x0r, Jan 3rd, 2006 @ 12:28pm

    Ha Ha!

     

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    Phong, Jan 3rd, 2006 @ 12:30pm

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    Oh No. Grokster recorded my proxy's IP. I sure hope I don't cause my free and totally transparent proxy service provider any grief. Just to be safe, I better tell my proxy server folks to lock their teenagers and grandmothers away before RIAA come after them with lawsuits.

     

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    Matt, Jan 3rd, 2006 @ 1:02pm

    They caught google!

     

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    Steve Mueller, Jan 3rd, 2006 @ 1:55pm

    Wusses

    What a bunch of wusses. I visited the Grokster site from my real IP address for a laugh. Proxies are for pansies.

     

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    crystalattice (profile), Jan 3rd, 2006 @ 2:30pm

    He he

    I just visited the site via a Navy computer. Now the RIAA can file a lawsuit against the Navy.

    LOL

     

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    jdw242, Jan 4th, 2006 @ 6:05am

    thanks, Guardster

    for allowing me to anonymously visit and laugh at the RIAA.

    jdw

     

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    DaBoss, Jan 23rd, 2006 @ 3:28pm

    n00b

    now why would u go to a site and find out your ip address ?? you sir are a n00b

     

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    Jack, Jun 12th, 2006 @ 1:28pm

    lol - I visited Grokster by accident - can they do anything with IP Addresses?

    Anyway - f**k them

     

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    daswda, Sep 13th, 2006 @ 5:16am

    dsfvfd

    fanculo va!

     

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    Guyman?, Apr 12th, 2007 @ 2:47pm

    Well then...

    all i did was hear the weird al song mentioning grokster, so my curiosity got to me and i went there, well now im a fugitive from the law...

    i think im going to sue weird al
    xD

     

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    Gaets, Apr 18th, 2007 @ 7:55pm

    Technically shouldn't they block all browsers like Internet Explorer, opera or fire fox? Or how about the isp's for allowing people to visit those sites. As long as you have the original or even if you recorded it from t.v. or radio, time shifting is 100% legal and it is also legal to make backups of anything you have as long as it is not for re-sale. Don't believe me? Look it up. I think some lawyers should be on our side on this one.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 26th, 2010 @ 3:37pm

    I got on this site with a school computer. I guess my school is going to jail now. D:

     

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