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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2012, 04:10:03 PM »

We don't just have to worry about SOPA. The internet is up against a large scale assault with the NDAA now in effect, the Internet Killswitch, not to mention the plan going forward with Internet v2.0.

You are correct... SOPA is failing due to protest so the FBI is going back to old methods and anti piracy laws that have been on the books for decades... But now they are ENFORCING THEM

7 People Charged in Connection to Megaupload Site

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The federal authorities on Thursday announced that they had charged seven people connected to the Web site Megaupload, including its founder, with running an international criminal enterprise centered on copyright infringement on the Internet.

According to a grand jury indictment, Megaupload — one of the most popular “locker” services on the Internet, which lets users anonymously transfer large files — generated $175 million in income for its operators through subscription fees and advertising, while causing $500 million in damages to copyright holders.

New York Times

Megaupload means MegaVideo and MegaPorn will also be down.

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Four of the seven people, including the site’s founder Kim Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz, have been arrested in New Zealand, the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Thursday; the three others remain at large. The seven — who a grand jury indictment calls part of a “Mega Conspiracy” — have been charged with five counts of copyright infringement and conspiracy, the authorities said.

The charges, which the government agencies said represented “among the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States,” come at a charged time, a day after online protests against a pair of antipiracy bills being considered by Congress — the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, in the House, and the Protect I.P. Act, or PIPA, in the Senate.

The indictment was handed down by a grand jury in Virginia two weeks ago, but was unsealed on Thursday, and stems from a federal investigation that began two years ago.


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Its going to be a rough ride...

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2012, 04:35:38 PM »
This is why ATS is so strict about posts of News media and why we too had to make strict rules.

Problem is despite warnings when a site gets big like ATS it is impossible to catch it all and if you make any money at all from ads or donations etc, then you have to be real careful

I will likely need to shut down my website for a while and go through every page one by one to make sure there are no issues.

I had one a few days ago.. someone got mad at a photo I used... without credit (though I had the link to it clearly below the image)  When I checked why I missed that, turns out his original posting of the image had no name on it, copyright notice, nothing to ID it.  So I simply removed the image and left the link...

But it is easy to happen. We can post a photo from some site only to find out later that the site you got it from was not the original. Takes a lot of work to determine original source and status in some cases

The INTENT of these laws is to stop real piracy, which IS causing prices to skyrocket for consumers, but the effect will be to trickle down to all.

There are programs out there that seek out plagiarism, and lawyers out there seeking randomly to make money. It only takes ONE

My wife is taking an online business course. Her submissions need to pass a plagiarism test before they accept it. 

Copyright law was never to protect the artist... it was created to protect the publishers of books in England

I find it amusing (but sad) that people are saying copying videos, music etc is 'freedom of speech'

But here is what will happen soon... other sites like Scribd for example, will see the arrests and shut down, not wanting to face the charges. Scribd has a disclaimer telling uploaders NOT to upload stuff that is not free of copyright issues, but there are hundreds of works on scribd that clearly show they are copyrighted and NOT to be distributed

Now it is not hard to find out...

NASA, Military and Government sites are public domain and only ask courtesy to credit the source, but allow full copying and even sales (as in NASA photos)

Many alternative news sources clearly state that you may copy the ENTIRE article as long as its intact and clearly linked

News Media like the BBS have a 'Print document' option and that provides all links and source and I know BBC doesn't mind, but others do.

I usually write for permission to repost and very rarely get a no... and when I get a no, they usually say a section quote and link is acceptable

It is easy to write for permission... for every photo that is copyrighted there are 10 others out there taken by people who will let you use it ( in most cases ) Others allow a small web version with link to original. I usually avoid the ones where the photographer plasters a logo over the image... I know there is no point in asking for those :P

I am in the progress of going through my file database to make sure they are public domain... or have a link to the original source file instead... but I have over 6000 to go through. Most are public domain, but I need to make sure I don't miss one

Currently the rule of etiquette is if someone finds something they need to ask you to remove it immediately. But that will change. And if you know its copyrighted and post it anyway, you don't really have a leg to stand on.

Users are screaming that these sites are under attack and want to be able to keep downloading 'free' stuff, but they just want the goods, and don't care that the guy distributing the goods will go to jail.

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2012, 07:22:06 PM »
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Users are screaming that these sites are under attack and want to be able to keep downloading 'free' stuff, but they just want the goods, and don't care that the guy distributing the goods will go to jail.

 :P Here's a real kick in the can for you... (Example) CNET Downloads:

http://download.cnet.com/windows/

On here you may do a simple search and find the tools to get nearly any sort of copywritten material, program etc. Including programs to download movies.

Now then it seems to ME that the parent company of this site has something fishy going on.  :D

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CriticismIn 2011, CNET and CBS Interactive were sued by a coalition of artists (led by FilmOn founder Alki David) for copyright infringement by promoting the download of LimeWire, a popular peer to peer downloading software. [26] [27] Although the original suit was voluntarily dropped by Alki David he vowed to sue at a later date to bring "expanded"[28] action against CBS Interactive. In November 2011, another lawsuit against CBS Interactive was introduced, claiming that CNet and CBS Interactive knowingly distributed LimeWire, the file sharing software. [29]

In 1998, CNET was sued by Snap Technologies for its use of the snap.com domain.[30]

 
Logo of CNET 2008-2011, the original logo used from its inception in 1994 to 2008 is now in use again.In 2005, Google blacklisted all CNET reporters for an entire year [31][32] after CNET published Google's CEO Eric Schmidt's salary, named the neighborhood where he lives, some of his hobbies and political donations.[33] All the information had been gleaned from Google searches.

On October 11, 2006, Shelby Bonnie resigned as chairman and CEO as a result of stock options backdating scandal that occurred between 1996 and 2003. Neil Ashe was named as the new CEO.[34]

CNET's CEO and two other executives resigned [35] in 2006 because of a options backdating scandal which caused the firm to restate its financial earnings over 1996 through 2003 for $105 million. The Securities and Exchange Commission later dropped an investigation into the practice.[36]

CNET got in trouble[clarification needed] in 2007 after it was revealed by former Gamespot editors that CNET corporate staff had directed the firing of a Gamespot editor. Furthermore, CNET was involved in altering the strict editorial policies that Gamespot and CNET reviewing staff once had. Indeed, CNET was considered complicit in its support of products regardless of their quality.

Some software applications freely downloadable from the internet are also offered for download by CNET. Some of these "CNET versions" are actually wrapped inside other applications that install other pieces of software, for which the user has to specifically opt out, and the opt-out option is not clearly or immediately visible.[37]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNET

Here you go download our movies (Psst... *just don't get caught like this person did*)  ;D


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Someone in the home of French President Nicholas Sarkozy, a strong proponent of anti-piracy legislation, has been using BitTorrent to download pirated versions of music and movies, according to a French blog.



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The TorrentFreak blog used YouHaveDownloaded.com earlier this week to discover that IP addresses within Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, and Fox were listed as having downloaded pirated material from BitTorrent.


http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-57343665-245/did-french-president-sarkozy-download-pirated-movies-music/

Well now,  this doesn't push the agenda does it?  >:(


« Last Edit: January 19, 2012, 07:31:40 PM by Ellirium113 »

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2012, 07:33:41 PM »
This issue is not going away...

As an appreciative user of the internet, and Pegasus especially I
will make every effort to follow the guidelines of submission,
and hope that we can all do that. Lets get very familiar with
the legal standards so that even if we have to take time out
to comb through the pages and make sure it all is compliant,
from here on out do our best to make sure nothing needs editing
from here forward.

Whew!

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2012, 07:41:25 PM »
Zorgon said:

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Megaupload means MegaVideo and MegaPorn will also be down.


Apparently some of the cellar dwellers form Anonymous are not too thrilled about it.

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1.January 19th, 2012
2.
3.Popular file-sharing website megaupload.com gets shutdown by U.S Justice - FBI and charged its founder with violating piracy laws. Four Megaupload members were also arrested. The FBI released a press release on its website which you can view here:
4.http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/justice-department-charges-leaders-of-megaupload-with-widespread-online-copyright-infringement
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6.We Anonymous are launching our largest attack ever on government and music industry sites. Lulz. The FBI didn't think they would get away with this did they? They should have expected us.
7.

10.#OpMegaupload
11.The following sites were taken down in response to the FBI shutting down megaupload.com
12.:) TANGO DOWN
13.
14.
15.justice.gov
16.universalmusic.com
17.riaa.org
18.mpaa.org
19.copyright.gov
20.hadopi.fr
21.wmg.com
22.usdoj.gov
23.bmi.com
24.fbi.gov

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2012, 09:44:02 PM »

Bye bye megaupload.

[youtube]jTH-OirB8QE[/youtube]

Take care youtube


« Last Edit: January 19, 2012, 09:48:23 PM by RUSSO »
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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2012, 12:04:34 AM »
Uhhh, Ummm.  ( now I know why people do that; it's because your brain is just like - I don't even know what the "politically correct" thing would be to say, even though I have lots I'd like to say that isn't. Haha! ) 

:-[ I used a Star Wars clip from Youtube on the first page of this thread (5th post)  I don't even know what the legality of that would be. For that I'm very sorry...  Please erase the "clip" that would further advertise the movie and contains poetically stated and artistically "shared knowledge".




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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2012, 09:10:22 AM »
Megaupload is still up and running

http://109.236.83.66/

I read a lot of Blogs and the likes run by muso's/software creators and I have not read one of them in support of SOPA. 

A great Article by Peter Kirn can be read here in regards to the Spooks making a really dumb point with Megaupload:

MegaUpload Raided; Do You Feel Your Future as a Creator is Brighter Yet?

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http://createdigitalmusic.com/2012/01/megaupload-raided-do-you-feel-your-future-as-a-creator-is-brighter-yet/
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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2012, 11:58:39 AM »
Well now, the alphabet creeptoid gangstas don't like the little guy musclen in on there turf. The big gangstas want there cut and the megaupload kids probably said F off you thugs.

So why do we still see thepiratebay and demonoid still up and running. How did thepiratebay stay off the no internet fly list after being caught up in the scandalous alphabet gangsta sweep.

This, is how the new world order will treat the world, the same ones who stole inslaws promis software and pirated it to other nations after a back door was scribbled in by rogue agents. The same ones who sell guns and arms to other nations. The ones who its OK for them to do poop but don't you little people try it. The same ones who run child trafficking like the franklin case, the finders and so many more evil schemes to enslave humankind.

I emailed my state senator who was behind pipa and supported sopa. But then what does he care, he will be retiring soon from his position all setup for life.

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2012, 01:10:54 PM »
This sounds like a full on nightmare! ive done the
JAVA work as required Zorgon & i will read the full
thread on it and the implications.
This sopo is new news to me so i will be reading the
thread on that too.
it sounds grim >:( 
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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2012, 01:36:13 PM »
:-[ I used a Star Wars clip from Youtube on the first page of this thread (5th post)  I don't even know what the legality of that would be.

Posting a clip from Youtube is fine. :D Since they are hosting it, it is there problem. Youtube has already removed a lot of stuff that does violate copyright so no worries :D

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2012, 01:41:05 PM »
Congress puts brakes on anti-piracy bills


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks during his news conference on the payroll tax cut extension on Capitol Hill in Washington December 23, 2011.
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By Jasmin Melvin
WASHINGTON | Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:30pm EST

(Reuters) - Lawmakers stopped anti-piracy legislation in its tracks on Friday, delivering a stunning win for Internet companies that staged an unprecedented online protest this week to kill the previously fast-moving bills.


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Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid postponed a showdown vote in his chamber on the Protect Intellectual Property Act, or PIPA for short, that had been scheduled for January 24.

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Lamar Smith, the Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, followed suit, saying his panel would delay action on similar legislation until there is wider agreement on the issue.

"I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy. It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions and products," Smith said in a statement.

Congress puts brakes on anti-piracy bills

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2012, 01:46:51 PM »
Lawmakers flip on piracy bills protested on Web

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(Reuters) - Some members of Congress switched sides to oppose antipiracy legislation as protests blanketed the Internet on Wednesday, turning Wikipedia dark and putting black slashes on Google and other sites as if they had been censored.

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Content providers who favor the anti-piracy measures, such as Hollywood and the music industry, were scrambling to win back public opinion and official support.

Wikipedia, the world's free online encyclopedia, shut down for a day. Google and others used the black censorship bars to draw attention to what had until recently been an obscure and technical legislative proposal to curb access to overseas websites that traffic in stolen content or counterfeit goods.

Lawmakers flip on piracy bills protested on Web

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2012, 07:49:10 PM »
..long article
see the link
http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/20/10199528-megaupload-founders-homes-raided-5m-in-luxury-cars-seized

Megaupload founder's homes raided, $5M in luxury cars seized
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Police in New Zealand on Friday raided several homes and businesses linked to the founder of Megaupload.com, a giant file-sharing site shut down by U.S. authorities, and seized guns, millions of dollars, and nearly $5 million in luxury cars, officials said.

Police arrested founder Kim Dotcom and three Megaupload employees Thursday on U.S. accusations that they facilitated millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content, costing copyright holders at least $500 million in lost revenue. Extradition proceedings against them could last a year or more.


(L-R) Bram van der Kolk, Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann and German national Kim Schmitz, also known as Kim Dotcom, are remanded in custody at the District Court on charges in a US copyright infringement investigation in Auckland, New Zealand, 20 January 2012.
With 150 million registered users, about 50 million hits daily and endorsements from music superstars, Megaupload.com was among the world's biggest file-sharing sites. According to a U.S. indictment, the site, which was shut down Thursday, earned Dotcom $42 million in 2010 alone.

Although the company is based in Hong Kong and Dotcom lives in New Zealand, some of the alleged pirated content was hosted on leased servers in Virginia, and that was gave U.S. prosecutors jurisdiction to act.

New Zealand police served 10 search warrants at several businesses and homes around the city of Auckland.

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2012, 12:51:13 AM »
Dont know if all this is true, but make you think :o

MegaUpload Dangerous Secrets affect YOU

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I dont think they would sue all the users who downloaded something on megaupload, but it could be a way to, selectively, put  people under pressure or even silence who are not aligned with the way of thinking of the government.

But I still want to think this is probably just fear mongering. :)
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