Posted by Novus on June 30, 1999 at 14:17:04:

In Reply to: Re: Ripper Stockade posted by Mister X aka Kim on June 30, 1999 at 11:51:55:

...however, my fears involve incriminating
someone who is possibly innocent -- there would
have to be a way to "prove" that the song was
indeed ripped, and that the person accused was the
one who did the ripping.

That is a valid concern. I'd hate to see an
innocent person destroyed by this. However, the
four rippers I've helped investigate were quite
clear-cut, involving rips of songs written by
Elwood, Nightbeat, DJ Kike, U4ia, and Captain. I
don't know how prevelant ripping is with
lesser-known names as the victim, so in those
cases coming up with proof would be harder, but
everyone knows that, say, "Inferiority Complex"
was written by Elwood, and a rip of a song like
that is obvious when it is discovered. At the very
least we could splash those rippers up on the
page. Also, sometimes the mere threat of casting
the light of truth on a dark person is enough to
scare them away from their lies. Can you imagine
ripping a song and then getting an e-mail from
a Rippers' Stockade admin informing you that you
were the target of a ripping investigation?

See ya!