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Jordan M.    0
The eDonkey2000 Network is no longer available.

If you steal music or movies, you are breaking the law.

Courts around the world -- including the United States Supreme Court --

have ruled that businesses and individuals can be prosecuted for illegal

downloading.

You are not anonymous when you illegally download copyrighted material.

Your IP address is xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx and has been logged.

Respect the music, download legally.

Goodbye Everyone.

Source: The Hotfix

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leesmithg    226

What about those who legally download material?

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The Pink Panther    0

Wtf, I clicked on the link on your link and it's logged my IP address. Please tell me they're not doing anything, because I've never used eDonkey.

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Jordan M.    0

^ Clicking The Link to edonkey.com Logs Your IP Address You Havent Done Anything Illegal Though So They Cannot Do Anything

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clonk    2

You should note your IP address is logged EVERY time you visit a page on the internet.

And to make this news a little more clear, the eDonkey2000 CLIENT software is no longer being offered. There are several alternative clients that are infact better, such as emule.

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Cyber Dog    0

wtf? First of all, the edonkey website says no such thing as the above. Second of all, I thought the client was stopped long ago.

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Googintosh    6

edonkey.com says that message, edonkey2000.com is down. Both are registered to MetaMachine. I haven't used the edonkey client in years, so I'm out of the loop.

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Tomo    576

Lol I nearly fell off my chair! The eDonkey network is alive and kicking in the form of eMule. The eDonkey client died a while back when they started with all the adware crap!

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chopyaedoff    0

I visited the page, then put a proxy in in firefox, and now I can access the page :laugh:

Screen:

edonkeyya0.jpg

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+Mirumir    5,156

Those people who bought the pro version for $20 got screwd.

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+M2Ys4U    97

Works for me (I get the proper wesbite and no scare message)

DNS poisoning?

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Mystical112    1

eMule FTW!

yup havent touched edonkey since i found emule...

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Slimy    12

It should be noted that connecting to eDonkey servers within eMule works just fine. I believe that the RIAA has closed down the actual program itself, contrary to when they removed the server razorback.

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Orange    98

People still using this? Havent they heard of torrents :p Anyways private trackers rule :D

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Slimy    12
eDonkey Firm to Pay RIAA $30 Million

By Nate Mook, BetaNews

September 12, 2006, 4:32 PM

MetaMachine, the company behind the popular file sharing software eDonkey, has agreed to pay the Recording Industry Association of America $30 million to settle claims it facilitated mass copyright infringement.

"With this new settlement, another domino falls, and we have further strengthened the footing of the legal marketplace," said RIAA chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol. The RIAA previously settled with the operators of BearShare, i2Hub, WinMX, and Grokster.

As part of the settlement, MetaMachine has agreed to cease distributing eDonkey, eDonkey 2000, Overnet and other variants of the peer-to-peer software. However, the company previously announced its intention to throw in the towel last year, after the Supreme Court ruled file sharing networks could be liable for the actions of their users.

MetaMachine CEO Sam Yagan explained at the time that his company will, "convert eDonkey's user base to an online content retailer operating in a closed P2P environment," and said he expects "such a transaction to take place as soon as we can reach a settlement with the RIAA."

Still, it's unlikely that Tuesday's settlement will have any impact on the eDonkey file sharing network itself, which exists without a centralized server that can be shut down. An open source iteration of the software, known as eMule, continues to be developed and is now in use by the vast majority of eDonkey downloaders.

eDonkey's Web site was left with an ominous warning Tuesday, noting that, "Courts around the world -- including the United States Supreme Court -- have ruled that businesses and individuals can be prosecuted for illegal downloading."

"You are not anonymous when you illegally download copyrighted material," the site adds, "Respect the music, download legally."

The RIAA is continuing its legal efforts against those P2P networks still standing, including LimeWire, Soulseek and Warez P2P. The industry sued LimeWire in August, accusing the company of facilitating the trade of illegal music files between its users. The labels are seeking damages, including $150,000 per occurrence of an illegally traded file.

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Boo Berry    2,264

Does anyone actually use eDonkey anymore? I mean seriously?

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clonk    2

People still using this? Havent they heard of torrents :p Anyways private trackers rule :D

The only advantage the bittorrent protocol has over the edonkey protocol is speed of file acquisition. File persistance is short, searching is basically non-exisistant and there is a far more significant learning curve to sharing a file over bittorrent than edonkey. An older (in torrent terms - a week or two) file might only have a seed or two and as many peers but the same file will have hundred's of sources on the edonkey network.

Does anyone actually use eDonkey anymore? I mean seriously?

Millions still use the network, yes. I would say with certainly more people utilitize the edonkey network than torrents.

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Sem XL    28

Does anyone actually use eDonkey anymore? I mean seriously?

i very rarely use it

but its still good for really old stuff

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Toology    13

It is a bull sh*t attempt to scare the ignorant and unaware. The official client is dead but the eD2K network is fine.

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sdb815    0

Just remember that if the RIAA does decide to prosecute you based on your IP address just tell them that they can't prove that it was you that did the downloading. They'll leave you alone. :D

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Randolph    14

If they can go after a 12 YEAR OLD GIRL, anything is possible. :no:

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