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caylee
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« on: July 17, 2010, 04:11:48 AM »


U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs

http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/

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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2010, 07:07:23 AM »

At first blush, this is certainly not happy news that all blogs gotten taken down with the offenders.
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caylee
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 03:40:11 PM »

So this is why there is renewed interest is censoring copyrighted material from many websites and blogs!

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/07/copyright-trolling-for-dollars/

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http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/07/copyright-trolling-for-dollars/#ixzz0uXxq7j3C

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Steve Gibson has a plan to save the media world’s financial crisis — and it’s not the iPad.

Borrowing a page from patent trolls, the CEO of fledgling Las Vegas-based Righthaven has begun buying out the copyrights to newspaper content for the sole purpose of suing blogs and websites that re-post those articles without permission. And he says he’s making money


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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 04:21:39 PM »

Always remember that lawsuits are wars. The mere filing does not mean it's over.

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Righthaven, he says, should have sent him a takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, because the article was posted by a user, not the site itself.
Read More http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/07/copyright-trolling-for-dollars/#ixzz0uYSYyOVA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Act
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/iclp/dmca1.htm
The UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy

http://www.copyright.gov/onlinesp/
Online Service Providers
Service Provider Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claims of Infringement
 
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caylee
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 04:29:18 PM »

What bothers me about this whole situation is that the copyright issues are being discussed on two other forums that I frequent as well as on this forum. Someone - or some ONES are trying to shut down the freedom of speech on the internet with this issue. There is no reason to shut down that many forums/blogs just because a few blogs may have been in violation of the copyright laws.

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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 04:38:52 PM »

caylee, I read the shutdown was because Homeland Security found weapons plans among the 70,000-something blogs, not copyright infringement. That was a couple of days ago I saw that I thought. Anyone else read that?

ETA: Some links supporting Homeland Security possible involvement:
http://www.allvoices.com/s/event-6344914/aHR0cDovL3d3dy50dXJraXNocHJlc3MuY29tL25ld3MuYXNwP2lkPTM1NDQyMA==

http://www.allvoices.com/s/event-6344914/aHR0cDovL3d3dy50aGVkYWlseXN0YXIubmV0L3N0b3J5LnBocD9uaWQ9MTQ3NjI4

It was a CNET tech blog where I first read info about Homeland Security/FBI involvement here and concerns about target lists and weapons. I'm going looking for it now on CNET.

ETA: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-20011437-92.html?tag=cnetRiver

Anyway, a side benefit of all this is that just maybe we'll all have to talk to each other more.
Read something and summarize it for everyone in our own words. But quoting a bit and giving a URL for the source of the article is not going to get you in trouble. And summarizing what you think you've just read is not going to stop free speech I hope.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 04:44:54 PM »

3cat,

What you say may be true, but there is also the copyright issues. And not all of the blogs had things that the DHS did not want being posted. That is the point. They went way overboard on this issue.

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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010, 04:52:24 PM »

I'm not against a crackdown on copyright issues but it seems that the newer article that I posted is not just protection of the original creator of articles. This guy is purchasing the copyrights from the original authors and then suing the blogs just so that he can make money from the lawsuits. If the original authors were the ones suing the blogs, that would be a perfectly OK issue with me. What he is doing is simply wrong in my opinion.
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2010, 05:08:07 PM »

Oh, it is a big copyright issue, caylee, that's for sure. And if the 70,000-something blogs
on Wordpress just knuckle under and don't do anything about it, I think, too, it will become SOP. And I agree that's the broader point for everyone who posts on the internet.
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