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WinMx World News / Russian Music Market Picks Up Pace Thanks To Piracy
« Last post by GhostShip on April 28, 2018, 07:22:50 am »
Strange but true  :)

https://torrentfreak.com/vk-a-notorious-pirate-site-praised-by-the-music-industry-180425/

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For several years vKontakte, or VK, has been marked as a notorious piracy facilitator by copyright holders and even the US Government.

Like many other user-generated content sites, Russia’s largest social media network allows its millions of users to upload anything, from movies and TV shows to their entire music collections.

After several major labels reached licensing agreements with VK in 2016, it has transformed from one of the music industry’s largest foes to a rather helpful friend. This milestone was clearly marked in IFPI’s most recent Global Music Report, which was just released.

“[Russia has] become an interesting market. The local services are meaningful now, and VKontakte has gone from being the number one most notorious copyright infringer to being a positive contributor,” says Dennis Kooker, Sony Music’s President Global Digital Business.

If there was no free access to get a "taste" of different musical styles and genres many would not go on to purchase further aural works , whilst youtube does pick up most of the global traffic in this respect its often a diverting experience in terms of attention grabbing titles that often turn out to be simple time wasters akin to visual click-bait, with free content sites that stick to a specific focus no such distraction occurs to water down the users interest,  potential purchasers are able to decide what they actually want to pay for and whats ok for a few minutes enjoyment but unlikely to be worth listening to more than a few times, we all know tracks like that I'm sure but this report makes it very clear that you can monetise a fanbase once you have a following for the artist/creator, censoring music until someone has paid and then complaining sales are down is still a very outdated business model, akin to selling a bag with something in it but not allowing anyone to see the bag contents.
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WinMx World News / Re: Music Streaming Service Introduces Explicit Lyric Filtering
« Last post by Pri on April 25, 2018, 01:36:56 pm »
Gotta protect the children. As they say.

Basically anytime anyone wants to censor anything it's cause of the children. My kids know some bad words, but they also know that they're bad and not to utter them. Parenting appears to be a lost art with everyone wanting the services and governments to raise their kids for them instead.

Honestly drives me crazy. Our freedom of expression is being eroded every year that passes by.
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Currently more than a third of the Top 50 songs in Spotify's UK chart contain explicit lyrics.


if 'bad' language is that common why are we (as humans) censoring it at all?
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WinMx World News / Music Streaming Service Introduces Explicit Lyric Filtering
« Last post by GhostShip on April 24, 2018, 08:50:20 pm »
New money, new rules  :whistle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43866531

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Spotify, the UK's biggest music streaming service, has started testing a way of filtering out songs which have explicit lyrics.
Since 2011, streaming music providers have been expected to display the word "explicit" next to tracks that record companies believe are unsuitable for children.
Currently more than a third of the Top 50 songs in Spotify's UK chart contain explicit lyrics.

Others have complained that the setting. which is only available to Premium users, does not have a Pin code and can be changed by anyone with access to the device.

When a business reaches a certain size it becomes a target for law suits and this is likely to become a trend at Spotify in terms of creating a more financially sound and corporate style entity, expect the big "enhanced membership " drive soon.
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WinMx World News / GMail Battles Protocol Abuser
« Last post by GhostShip on April 24, 2018, 05:22:47 am »
This was interesting ..

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/23/spammers_slipping_spoofed_gmails_sent_folder

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Google has confirmed spammers can not only send out spoofed emails that appear to have been sent by Gmail users, but said messages also appear in those users' sent mail folders.

Punters have been noticing and reporting the problem for a few days on Google's Gmail help forum. In each case, users said that messages they never wrote were showing up in their folders.


This looks scary at first sight but thankfully whilst it's annoying it should not affect anyone, this makes a welcome change.
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WinMX Connection Issues / Re: Help - I Cant Connect
« Last post by Pri on April 16, 2018, 10:55:48 am »
Don't tick use SOCKS5 proxy unless you're actually using a SOCKS5 proxy. If you don't know what it means then you're not using one as you would know if you were etc

Once you make that change it should connect fine :)
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WinMX Connection Issues / Re: Help - I Cant Connect
« Last post by Fenelon on April 16, 2018, 08:32:38 am »
I'm having trouble connecting.  I just downloaded winmx 3.54.  I use DSL.  For outgoing TCP connections, I checked "use SOCKS5 proxy."  For incoming connections, I checked "Unable to accept incoming TCP connections."  For In/Out UDP packets, I checked "Unable to send or receive UDP datagrams on any port."  I'm using Windows10 on a laptop.
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WinMX Adventures / Re: New channel on the network for SciFi fans
« Last post by GhostShip on April 06, 2018, 10:03:43 pm »
I know Spot myself (under one of my other names  ;)) , it really is a good sign when folks have the desire to share their passion for a specific topic or theme with the rest of us, sharing the fun is really what this networks all about.

Good luck on the room Spot , I hope it grows exponentially and as always a big thank you to Pri for letting the rest of us know whats going on off forum, cheers to you both  :bow:
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Upload/Download Issues / Re: timing out
« Last post by GhostShip on April 06, 2018, 09:55:53 pm »
I hope so DaBees  8)
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Upload/Download Issues / Re: timing out
« Last post by DaBees-Knees on April 06, 2018, 05:21:06 pm »
I've only just got around to reading your reply to Rossi. I loved it. I think it covered all the points.  :bow: :lol:
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