Notes from Steal this File Sharing Book, Wang

January 11, 2008 at 1:53 pm 4 comments

Notes from Steal this File Sharing Book, Wang

P12 CDs full of registration keys, www.hackerscatalog.com

P18 Visit See What You Share on P2P www.seewhatyoushare.com to look at what people share online

P21 Hash links

·         www.sharetv.net

·         www.sharemonkey.com

·         www.isoheaven.com

·         www.filedonkey.com

·         S1.isohunt.com

·         www.whatabig.com

P24 gnutella clients www.gnutelliums.com, www.gnutella.com/connect

P28 other clients and networks, gnutella2 (www.gnutella2.com, www.shareaza.com), Fasttrack (www.kazaa.com, www.imesh.com), edonkey2000 www.edonkey2000.com, overnet www.overnet.com, directconnect www.neo-modus.com, mp2p www.blubster.com, www.piolet.com, multinetwork clients www.nongnu.org/mldonkey, http://sourceforge.net/projects/gift, http://gotsilla.net, www.hillmanminx.net/iswipe, www.shareaza.com, anonymous www.filetopia.org, earthstation 5 www.es5.com, mnet http://mnet.sourceforge.net, others, soulseek www.slsknet.org, mute http://mute-net.sourceforge.net , waste http://grazzy.mjoelkbar.net/waste/mirror

P38 Pynchon The crying of lot 49

P44 www.slyck.com for newsgroup info

P46 newsgroup readers Agent www.forteinc.com, Binary Boy www.binaryboy.com, Grabit www.shemes.com, Pluckit www.pluckit.com, tifny www.tifny.com

P48 Newsgroup search engine www.bincrawler.com

P59 newsgroup faqs www.faqs.org/faqs

P88 Attempt at anonymous file sharing, use something like PeerGuardian www.methlabs.org, use a file sharing program that masks IP address, e.g. freenet http://freenet.sourceforge.net, www.filetopia.og, GRL ISN www.grltechnology.com, Earthstation 5 www.earthstation5.com, Proxy servers e.g. www.openproxies.com

P98 Protecting your computer, antivirus programs, e.g. AVG www.grisoft.com, avast www.avast.com, antivir www.free-av.com, online virus scanners Trend Micro http://housecall.trendmicro.com, ww.bitdefender.com/scan/license.php, RAV antivirus www.ravantivirus.com

P116 Audio conversion aps dBpowerAMP music converter www.dbpoweram.com, audio MP3 WAV WMA OGG Converter www.audio-converter.com, Awave Audio www.fmjsoft.com

P120 Windows media player creates copy-protected WMA files by default.  To keep it from adding copy protection, turn it off in Tools > Options > Copy Music Tab and clear the check box.

P130 PDF password “recovery” www.elcomsoft.com.apdfpr.html; convert pdf to Word Solid Converter PDF program www.solidpdf.com or PDF converter www.caere.com

P153 DVD encryption removal deCSS www.free-dvd-org.lu

P171 Bookwarez http://ebook.23ae.com

P175 “…perhaps the biggest obstacle to e-books acceptance is the price.  Publishers often try to sell e-books for the same price as the printed copy, and because buyers don’t pay for paper, binding, or printing, they expect e-books to cost much less than the paper version. ….In most cases, copy protection simply hurts consumers and gives internet thieves another target to crack for fun or profit.”  Electronic text and audio books can be ‘checked out’ from my local library, yet they have a time limit, can only be listened to using a proprietary media player, cannot be transferred to an MP3 player or burned to CD, say to listen to in the car, and if they are checked out by someone else already, you can’t even download them!  Artificial scarcity defined.  Absurd.

P178 e-book newsgroups

  • Alt.binaries.ebook
  • Alt.binaries.e-book
  • Alt.binaries.flood
  • Alt.binaries.mathmad
  • Alt.binaries.palm
  • Alt.binariesrpg
  • Alt.binaries.technical
  • Alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.audiobooks

P182 …e-books can actually reach more people who might never have known about the e-book’s existence and entice them to buy a physical copy later.  Proposed e-book archive www.teleread.org

P183 “It is certain that stealing nourishes courage, strength, skill, tact, in a word, all the virtues useful to a republican system and consequently to our own.”  Marquis de Sade

P195 Where is warez

P202 Ripping games Games X Copy, www.burnworld.com, www.farstone.com, www.gamecopyworld.com

P205 Game emulators, Game Boy emulator – BasicBoy www.classicgaming.com, www.emulation.net, www.emuunlim.com, www.game-revolution.com/download/emulator.htm, www.pocketgb.com, www.mame.net, www.emulators.com, use www.vmware.com to play old dos games.  ROMs www.starroms.com, www.pdroms.de; alt.binaries.emulators.mame, alt.binaries.emulators….etc

P218 video codecs, the ABME FAQ http://abmefaq.net is one of the longet, most current, and best researched tutorials on newsgroups and computer video anywhere.  Codecs www.codeccorner.com can test which codecs you have installed

P223 guitar tab newsgroup alt.binaries.guitar.tab

P225 downloading websites www.surfoffline.com

P228 “Needlework patterns, sampled sounds, guitar chord charts, HDTV shows, websites, photos, and recipes – these are just a few things now stored digitally that once took other forms.  Computers make things easy to copy…practically every industry that deals with printed or recorded information is battling Internet piracy or will have to do so eventually.  If you’re really worried about Internet piracy, become a plumber.  There will always be some things that can never be digitized and stolen with a computer.”

P234 Obscure old movies, www.archive.org e.g. duck and cover videos.  www.kanakaris.com for bizarre movies.

P236 Audio book sites www.audiobooksonline.com, www.booksontape.com, www.recordedbooks.com, www.audible.com

E-book sites www.blackmask.com, www.ebooks3.com, www.ebooks0online.com, free e-books www.bartleby.com, www.bibliomania.ocm, www.books-on-line.com, Internet Public Library www.ipl.org/dov/books, www.netlibrary.com, http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books, www.pagebypagebooks.com, Project Gutenberg www.promo.net/pg, http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ebooks/ebooklist.html

P238 Office Software www.openoffice.org, adobe alternatives paint shop pro www.jasc.com, photoline www.pl32.com, the gimp www.gimp.org,

P240 Shareware libraries www.tucows.com, www.download.com, www.shareware.com,  www.jumbo.com, www.shareme.com, www.majorgeeks.com, www.soft32.com, www.winsite.com, www.wugnet.com,

P242 phone calls www.skype.com

P252 stripping DRM www.drmwatch.com, www.freedom-to-tinker.com

P253 I read this book soon after reading Cuckoo’s egg, and here’s a comment “Another controversial way that the recording industry has fought back against file sharing is to infiltrate the various file sharing networks themselves and plant bogus files, known as cuckoo eggs. (Cuckoo birds will lay an egg in another bird’s nest, which tricks the other bird into thinking the cuckoo’s egg is actually one of its own.  Cuckoo eggs in a file sharing network are similarly deceptive because they trick people into thinking that a bogus file is actually a valid one.

P258 “…in the same way that buggy whip manufacturers, slide rule makers, and whale-oil lamp companies found themselves wiped out by technological change.  The question isn’t whether file sharing technology will put today’s corporate powerhouses out of business. The question is when, and that future is closer than they think.”

  

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  • 2. Ron  |  May 6, 2008 at 9:08 am

    I found the link in this article to be useful, thank you. HackersCatalog.com was able to help get a software key for a software no longer supported and the company was out of business. Along the way, I picked up a few other things as well. RON

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  • 3. Private Infringer  |  February 24, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Here is a open source e-book for you.
    After much research I have written The Free Software Guide
    I have made this guide in order to support file-sharing.
    It covers file-sharing in general since torrents may not be the only solution.
    I would love if you could give me some feedback on it.

    Reply
    • 4. futhermet  |  March 4, 2011 at 7:57 am

      Thanks! This looks like a good read.

      Reply

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