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File-Sharing Services Fear Seizures

File-Sharing Services Fear Seizures

Added: Monday, February 6th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
It seems that the entertainment industry may finally win thanks to American police co-operation. Information storage websites started to pull their file-sharing services due to the fears that the authorities will seize domains and arrest owners.


A number of large file-sharing services, including FileSonic, FileServe, and Uploaded, have abruptly stopped sharing of entertainment content and other software right after the American Justice Department shut down MegaUpload.

Now the file-sharing sites’ owners fear of being arrested like the founders of MegaUpload. Everyone knows that cyberlockers allow Internet users to easily upload, store and share big files on their servers in the Internet cloud. The type of content usually uploaded to the web includes films, music, gaming applications, program instruments, and multimedia presentations. However, the problem remains: file-sharing services can’t invent an effective method to prevent pirates from using the service.

Recently, FileSonic started establishing formal distribution agreements with musicians who would have shut out the large record labels while giving content creators more cash. But such contracts would be frozen if the government was to pursue copyright violation actions against FileSonic. The service is based in the United Kingdom, and it seems that it is doing its best to get rid of unauthorized content. Last month, it started scanning user uploads in order to stop illegal files from going on the website.

The alarming fact is that action isn’t being taken due to the cyberlockers’ fears of a civil lawsuit, as well as the fact that the entertainment industry started using the FBI and police as their weapons of choice. If a founder of a file-sharing service gets arrested, they could face jail sentence for ages while extradition hearings and the final case is heard in court. In case of being extradited to the United States, it could appear much worse.

Anyway, it looks like the content industry effectively has been given police authority to enforce its flagging business model. It might have been OK if the United States only meant to enforce its corporate law on its own citizens, but it keeps trying the same tricks in foreign parts. Indeed, the US authorities could list the IP address of any UK file-sharer and demand him to be extradited to the US for sentencing. Bad news for the whole world, then…

February 6th,2012

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Date:  Monday, February 6th, 2012

Comments (11) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-02-06 13:02:11)
Raptor5 avatarThis is fast becoming ridiculous, its way way out of hand now. It needs to be stopped somehow before it gets any further. Everyday Im reading more and more of this sh*t and this is just the tip of the iceberg...I kid you not.

posted by (2012-02-06 13:11:02)
mike789 avatarjust one ? why is it all over the world that the government is backing the MPAA? when there home gov is not?

posted by (2012-02-06 13:19:23)
stg26 avatarwow this has got 2 STOP

posted by (2012-02-06 13:27:25)
shakabra avatarfollow the money. someone is getting paid to do this...

posted by Blocked (2012-02-06 16:57:05)
williebk avatarIt's very simple! Countries are scare of the USA. It's all about big greedy corporations and billions dollars businesses running the world.

posted by Blocked (2012-02-06 17:02:12)
williebk avatarAs they say, cut off one head, three more will grow! Nobody can't stop the whole internet.

We can always go back to the 80's 90's old school file sharing (FTP) before there was torrents and file sharing programs and sites.

posted by (2012-02-06 18:30:29)
leebert68 avatarYup, just checked Bt Junkie is gonzo!

posted by ET loverSuperman (2012-02-06 18:53:55)
tonymengela avatarYou all need to realize that these corporations only work in the U.S. as most if not all of the big ones are under a Trust and not even owned by U.S. citizens. These big time CEO's and such Do Not own anything! They are run by Royal families, you all believe we live in a democratic society but its just not true. We are still under feudal system, they just repackaged it to seem otherwise. Where do you think the money came from? seriously, Only the kings had any money or gold! nothing got started or done without them. They control the circulation as they are the ones who print. All they did was make offices and put trustees in place to control the flow. If you want to be anything produce your own commodities.

posted by (2012-02-07 03:43:15)
MasterBeta avatarRIP... BT Junkie...! You were good to us all, and we will always be most appreciative.
BTJunkie.com 2005 to 2012

posted by (2012-02-07 11:59:50)
Tando avatarSo many sites are gone now its going to be a sad year for File-Sharing.
Does anyone fear what will happen to us if/when they have arrested everyone and shut down all there sites(maybe unlikley but for arguments sake)? Will they turn there attention toward us and start arresting and/or charging us for downloading movies, music, TV show ect.?

posted by ET lover (2012-02-16 03:58:01)
wcaudell avatarGot This in My email today:Dear Subscriber:

This notice is being sent to you by Road Runner Customer Care because we have received a complaint that your computer has been used to distribute copyrighted material without authorization through a peer-to-peer program. We received this complaint from the movie studio, record company, television studio or other company that owns the copyrighted material. A copy of the complaint is included with this message and contains details about the copyrighted file(s). The purpose of this message is to remind you that the distribution of copyrighted material in this fashion may violate both the copyright laws and Road Runner's terms of service, and to tell you a bit about peer-to-peer programs, the dangers they can pose to your computer and our network, and the steps you can take to protect yourself.

A computer can become accessible to a peer-to-peer network for an unlimited period of time after a peer-to-peer program is downloaded. You may not even be aware that such a program is on your computer; a child or a visitor to the home could have downloaded it. That is why we want to alert you to this issue.

Peer-to-peer programs may contain many problems. For example:

. Downloading and offering for upload copyrighted material without authorization is unlawful. If you or others using your computer have been doing this, you could be subject to civil penalties and criminal fines. Such activity also violates the Road Runner terms of service.
. The programs allow any anonymous person on the Internet to look at your computer files and copy them for themselves. Such a hacker could view all of your files, which can lead to identity theft.
. The programs, which use large amounts of memory, can interfere with the functioning of your computer by destabilizing your operating system, leading to a general sluggishness at bootup and during operation.
. The programs can contain spyware, adware, malware, viruses and pornography.

If you use the Windows OS, the best way to remove peer-to-peer programs is through the Add/Remove Programs tool.

Thank you for subscribing to Road Runner.

Very truly yours,

Road Runner Customer Care


You are being contacted on behalf of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA)* and one or more of its member companies. You are receiving this notice because your Internet account was identified as having been used recently to copy illegally and/or distribute the copyrighted movies and/or television shows listed at the bottom of this letter. This notice provides you with the information you need in order to take immediate action that can prevent serious legal and other consequences. These actions include:

1. Stop downloading or uploading any film or TV shows owned or distributed by any MPAA member studio or its affiliates without authorization; and

2. Permanently delete from your computer(s) all unauthorized copies you may have already made of these movies and TV shows.

The illegal downloading and distribution of copyrighted works are serious offenses that carry with them the risk of substantial monetary damages and, in some cases, criminal prosecution.

Copyright infringement also violates your Internet Service Provider's terms of service and could lead to limitation or suspension of your Internet service.

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