As users continue to try fending off the ever more litigious music industry, some seem to have dropped P2P entirely, moving to Ripping instead. While they loose some control over what they are downloading, it’s a untraceable way to download music.

Some of the more well known software packages, like StationRipper, allow users to download several thousand songs on a daily basis. StationRipper will allow you to “record” various internet radio stations. It will allow you to get a list of available Shoutcast stations and start recording them, creating a single MP3 file for each song the station plays.

Depending on how you read the law, it’s 100% legal. How will the RIAA respond? As more users move to this type of technology to avoid the P2P lawsuits, how will the music industry respond?”

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