[pp.int.general] Other (no sot good) reaction to MU joint complaint campaign
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Sat Jan 28 09:12:25 CET 2012
Words like pirate?
a) discrimination of religion (flying spaghetti monster) and
b) of a political party?
Am 28.01.2012 02:32, schrieb Stephane Bakhos:
>>> Well, that's the natural reaction if you defend a company like
>>> MegaUpload. You can close your eyes as hard as you want, their business
>>> modell is based upon earning money by selling other people's work
>>> without permission.
> When thing that you seem to have missed is the MP3tunes verdict from
> about 5 months ago
> And the denian of the appeal about 2 weeks ago
> The few juicy bits:
> The labels argued that MP3tunes was disqualified because it should have
> known that many of the songs users sideloaded from websites such as
> rapidshare were infringing. But Judge William Pauley disagreed, arguing
> that the DMCA imposes no obligation to investigate potentially
> infringing activity absent a specific complaint from copyright holders.
> The only exception is links to sites with URLs containing "red flag"
> words like "pirate" or "bootleg."
> EMI also argued that MP3tunes couldn't claim the DMCA safe harbor
> because it benefitted from its users' infringement and had the ability
> to control that infringement. But Judge Pauley disagreed. He held that
> there was no evidence MP3tunes directly profited from users' infringing
> sideloads. And he held that users, not MP3tunes, controlled which files
> users placed in their lockers.
> "Judge Pauley soundly rejected that line of reasoning, writing that
> "MP3tunes does not use a 'master copy' to store or play back songs
> stored in its lockers. Instead, MP3tunes uses a standard data
> compression algorithm that eliminates redundant digital data."
> This is probably going to be jurisprudence in favour of MU, and most of
> the cyberlockers out there.
> At the end of the day, the FBI raid did achieve a few things in favour
> of the *AA:
> 1. Give them a picture of the foreign rich guy they were talking about
> when pushing SOPA/PIPA
> 2. Excerted tremendous pressure on the cyberlocker system, with many
> deciding to close down (filesonic, fileserve, etc)
> 3. Divided the pirate movement.
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