RIAA About MegaUpload ClosureAdded: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
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There is some news from the music industry on MegaUpload closure. This is for the first time since MegaUpload’s owner Kim Dotcom and his associates were taken into custody that RIAA’s Vice President of Strategic Data Analysis has released a statement on the topic of MegaUpload shutdown.
Aside from MegaUpload, the statement also mentions LimeWire’s closure as another example of why seizing P2P services is so important. According to the statement, after LimeWire had been closed, a decrease of peer-to-peer file-sharing was noticed. However, the industry observers refuse to believe such a statement, because there are still hundreds of thousands of similar services that are still operating online.
RIAA claimed that digital music sales that had been decreasing jumped right after the LimeWire closure, and have remained stronger ever since. The Recording Industry Association of America pointed out that the spike in sales had been “immediate, noticeable and lasting”. Although this point of view may approve that taking down file-sharing services can be a good idea, the thing is that it does not actually matter. As RIAA itself admitted, closing down notorious services won’t encourage consumers to shift to legitimate services: instead, it could actually do the opposite and just make people angry. A great example of that could be the Pirates of Catalonia – a political party in Catalonia supporting intellectual property reform, implying open access to culture and knowledge, transparency and Direct Democracy. They have even issued a statement, saying that they had warned an organized civil action would start against the FBI, because a lot of people had lost their legitimate and personal information. They also pointed out that FBI’s actions could be treated as a violation of Articles 197 and 198 of the Spanish Penal Code.
Meanwhile, after the seizure of MegaUpload, a lot of file-sharing services, including Filesonic, UploadStation, Fileserve, 4shared, VideoBB, UploadBox, VideoZer, and Uploaded.to, have decided to close access to their gates for users from the United States. Thus far, MegaUpload’s founder Kim Dotcom still keeps trying to get bail, but his requests have been continuously denied by the High Court of New Zealand…
February 7th,2012Posted by:
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
|Last line should be edited to: "Thus far, MegaUpload's founder Kim Dotcom still keeps trying to bail, but his request have been continuously denied by the heavily RIAA influenced High Court of New Zealand..."|
I wrote earlier today:
This nation of ours will never ever succeed on the premise of capitalism and democracy working simultaneously. They are too fundamentally different to enable success on a wide scale together. Democracy is supposed to assure equal say for all, however, capitalism works by giving more power to those with more capital. Thus, by having more 'power' you have more 'say' than those with less capital. There is absolutely NO solution that works without getting rid of one or the other. It's sad that the majority of people can't understand that, or are simply complacent to the status quo. I'd love to see the change, because I feel like most folks do deserve better.
|posted by (2012-02-07 14:15:23)|
|ok over good point! but the main thing is what the HELL is the FBI have to do with Court of New Zealand!!!!!! when it is all about the U.S.A! the thing is that WE as the net need too get the world out! like they did in the old day's! mass post flood the net of all the BULL SHIT!|
just my thoughts!
|Sadly, in this corporate oligarchy in which we do live is led entirely by the US. They seem to have no problem seizing servers through Europe, so, I figure, TEAM AMERICA, FU*K YEAH! Ugh. It's more than once a day that I seem embarrassed to live here.|
|i watched team america world police like 2 days ago, trey parker is awesome for making that movie.|
|posted by (2012-02-08 05:00:08)|
|why not make a film TEAM EUROPE and have it based around taking down sopa and the riaa, and deport them over here so they can be put in our courts for wasting our time and trying to take over the internet....it was made for everyones freddom of speech and all that but they want control...and when found guilty, just intime we shall bring back hanging....just my opinion if you ask me ...lol|
|As an american i must say this, i am very ashamed for the way my country has handled this. I am also an American Serviceman, that had high hopes for joining the FBI upon discharge. Watching my government cave into the powers above is nothing new for me to see, but this is something else. Watching the RIAA, MPAA have there ways with my personal freedoms, legal or illegal through my own government is a scary feeling. I now have no wish for joining the FBI when its not even so clear anymore what there true role is in the US. If you live in another country you know what your rights are. Here in the US its becoming a fine line. Whats next?|
|I think a point in all of this may be missing. Did megaupload get DCMA violations notices? If they did did they ignore them or were they deleting copyright files per the complaints.|
With the FBI - Where is ICE all of a sudden? Maybe they see big trouble and now have crawled under a rock?
This trouble is about all the users of megaupload that have been materially damaged by the FBI, MPAA, RIAA and who ever azzhole corrupt politician involved.
Megaupload was never a torrent site but a service that user contracted to store data.
In legal reality the people involved in this seizure are legally responsible and legally liable for damages to these innocent users.
An example: DEA kicks down the door to a house and the resident defends themselves and a DEA agent is killed; BUT this person isn't the one they are looking for.. Sure they will arrest this person and try to convict them for murder; but they won't win. Why? Because they didn't announce who they were; no knock warrants have gotten so popular with law enforcement that they boot doors with no warning. In the end this person is found innocent and also more likely get a big paycheck as well.
So when these innocent users data is negligently destroyed because the FBI, MPAA, RIAA and other are too lazy to sift out the infringing evidence; actually that my help the megaupload [people allot since their defense can bring this up and start to create reasonable doubt.
But the civil law suit in mass are soon to come and they will.
One suggestion is why doesn't the European Union quit whining about all the DNS servers being in the United States; install their own. What is happening is a two part internet that is going to be created. Setup a new IP Block using the IPV6 and I am sure people will start to migrate to that.
If that happens then what your going to see is the FBI, ICE, MPAA, RIAA sitting their wit their dik in their hand wondering what happened. When web traffic migrate away from USA DNS servers. Then they get blackholed..
Just thing of the income potential THAT would bring to countries hosting this system?
|posted by (2012-02-08 18:10:14)|
|well said menahunie||
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