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Book Download Portal Taken Down

Book Download Portal Taken Down

Added: Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Library.nu, a real knowledge “Mecca” for millions of Internet users, was taken offline under the copyright protection shield. This event made industry observers to take an extensive view on the file-sharing phenomenon.


Nishant Shah has recently published an article to discuss the effect anti-piracy legislation can have on the frivolous organism of the web. It was the story about the shut-down of Library.nu, a real “Mecca” for people thriving on reading books. This non-commercial online service used to allow people download digital copies of books without adverts or anything else to people who need it.

Indeed, for students across the globe, Library.nu was the place to find books that would otherwise be unavailable in their local shops. However, the website is now closed with an R.I.P. sign on the main page. In fact, this chain of events has started long ago with Napster, and continued to the present day with the pertinacious efforts of closing down the world’s biggest public torrent tracker The Pirate Bay.

The problem is that such terms as intellectual property and copyright violation are sometimes too distorted by some circles, which makes the piracy problem seem more complicated than it really is. For example, Nishant believes that the act of sharing is at the very core of a digital network like Facebook or Twitter, i.e., social network medias working on interaction between users, who share things between each other. In other words, the networks occupied by the users are virtually living organisms, which are sustained with the ability of the members to act within them. Meanwhile, the act of sharing includes various activities: the users can share information about their personal life, relationships, activities, political views, and so on. In addition, people tend to share books that they have read, music and films that made them laugh. As Nishant Shah rightly pointed out, back in the 90’s the musicians used to make money from live performances, not from the albums, because music brings people together.

The Swedish Pirate Party even declared file-sharing a religion, and Nishant Shah seems to share their views. Although many people try to stay away from such words as “religion”, they can’t deny that this has a point. Sharing is a natural thing people do, and the worldwide web is an open “market” for everyone, so why would we change it?

April 17th,2012

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Date:  Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Comments (4) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-04-17 17:28:56)
classic138 avatarOk so Library.nu. is not in USA right; it went against there country not USA; I understand that each country has its own standards of copyright; asking that; seems to be the problem; I have sold and gave many out of copyright books to publishers in the past, they would pulish paper or digital, unless the book was from another country, then they had to ck out the copy-rights there too. This seems missed up if I bought a book am am not selling it does that mean that I can not give it to you to read; Did I miss something! "Iam knowN to to that"

posted by ET junkie (2012-04-17 18:44:12)
No avatarFunny because Apple and a few other publishers are being sued by the US govt for conspiring to raise prices of ebooks. They put nothing new into a book, yet prices have increased 2000%. These guys are crooks.

posted by Blocked (2012-04-17 22:01:18)
No avatarwell still dont mean MPAA cant /wont take/ask for take down of site in other contrys look what happen to thepiratbay

posted by (2012-04-20 17:03:21)
No avataryep its all because of greed. and the reason y the industry keeps loosing money is because they inflate way to hi. they don't compensate for the ecco just because some still do have jobs. $60 for games now? movies for $20 (dvd)bluray version $25-30, $5-10 for magazines when they used to be $2.50? ink for printers $25-30 per cart and they ask you to send the cart back to cut THERE cost and all they give you is a $5 off another $30 cart? refill kit prices vary and usually last for at least 4 fills. and when they fill the returned cart they use the same ink and just reset the cart to the printer will see the ink levels. sorry for blowing up there but all this crap is getting retarded.

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