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SlimPvC
2005-11-02, 14:30
I've always wondered why there is a 'download' link in the songinfo page. What's the idea behind this?

- I always listen to my own collection, so there's no need to download tracks that I already got.
- I use the squeezebox at work to listen to my collection at home, and though they can listen too, I don't want my collegues to download my entire collection.

That's why i remove the download link in this page manually before 'opening' my collection to others.
The only use I can think of is when sharing collections, which would make Slimserver sort of 'peer to peer' program, which I don't think it is intended to be.

kdf
2005-11-02, 21:25
On 2-Nov-05, at 1:30 PM, SlimPvC wrote:

>
> I've always wondered why there is a 'download' link in the songinfo
> page. What's the idea behind this?
>
I personally have no idea (its been there since before I came along),
but I've seen the complaints when it didn't work.
I've also seen the requests (and debate) over having a feature to more
easily download an entire album.
apparently song by song is just far too annoying.

my personal stance would be to avoid all download and upload of song
files via slimserver.

-k

kolepard
2005-11-02, 22:13
>my personal stance would be to avoid all download and upload of song
>files via slimserver.

Mine too. That seems a little outside the core functionality to me.
Obviously someone wanted it enough to implement it, though.

Kevin
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SlimPvC
2005-11-03, 00:09
Well I think it'd better be removed.
As Slimserver users will start to listen to each other's collection, it may attract the wrong kind of attention from the majors. I would not want that to happen!

JJZolx
2005-11-03, 00:41
Well I think it'd better be removed.
As Slimserver users will start to listen to each other's collection, it may attract the wrong kind of attention from the majors. I would not want that to happen!
???

I'm fairly certain that permitting other people to listen to your collection over the Internet is already a violation of copyright law. It's not just a matter of allowing others to copy that material.

fuzzyT
2005-11-03, 08:20
JJZolx wrote:

> I'm fairly certain that permitting other people to listen to your
> collection over the Internet is already a violation of copyright law.
> It's not just a matter of allowing others to copy that material.

Not neccessarily true. (IANAL)

This could more likely fall under regs (in the US anyway) for private,
non-revenue producing internet radio which I don't believe are required
to pay royalties. Or it could be more like sharing a mix tape, which I
believe is covered under Fair Use provisions.

Also consider that the entire structure of SS is geared towards private
streaming, not public copying. That the standard recommendation is
_not_ to expose the SS port to the Internet. And that these download
links are buried on the song info pages that can only be loaded one song
at time. It hardly seems like a P2P service.

--rt

combatkev
2005-11-26, 12:57
I personally use the Download link and have been trying to make the link more accessible.

I have spent a while getting the family to use the server software.

The kids now use the server software with ease for the squeezebox and I would like to use the download link to copy the files to their MP3 players.

The server software has a really good search function that I cannot seem to find elsewhere.

Regards Kevin