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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:14 am    Post subject: Is pc pitstop spying on your computer? Reply with quote

I have seen pcpitstop give out stats on how many computer that went there run what soft ware and whats installed etc.
Now this information may be helping riaa and others.

* LimeWire on 1 in 3 Desktops World-Wide

In December 2007, Digital Music News and BigChampagne
reported that 36.4% of all PCs world-wide have LimeWire
installed, based on system scans of 1.6 million machines.


This is worth noting for at least two reasons. First, it is
a reminder that the main event in digital music is still
P2P file-sharing, as it has been since Napster's debut in
1999. The entire apparatus of "legitimate" online digital
music stores remains just a drop in the bucket. And the
entertainment industries still haven't taken meaningful
steps toward a collective licensing solution to monetize
P2P, as EFF has been urging since 2004.

Second, this is yet another empirical nail in the DRM
coffin. The Darknet remains robust and generally accessible
to mainstream computer users. As long as consumers continue
to have simple, easy ways to share digital content, once
DRM has been stripped from a file, the now-liberated
content flows freely. In other words, all it takes is one
leak -- and DRM always leaks. In a world with easy sharing,
fans don't need to bother with DRM-cracking tools, which
means the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions are not
doing any good, while continuing to do plenty of harm.

For the Digital Music News and BigChampagne press release:
http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2007/12/emw576418.htm

For this post by EFF Senior Staff Attorney Fred von
Lohmann:
http://www.eff.org/about/staff/fred-von-lohmann

More info here read bottom
http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2007/12/emw576418.htm

Does pc pitstop state on there site any where that they are compiling data of your computer along with all others?
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