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UK Artists against Piracy

UK Artists against Piracy

Added: Friday, July 27th, 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
Several UK music stars have signed a letter to the Prime Minister, asking the authorities to increase theirs efforts to fight file-sharing.

The list of the declared enemies of unauthorized downloading is long, and it includes such names as Lord (Andrew) Lloyd-Webber, Sir Elton John, Simon Cowell and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. The aim of the letter, which will be sent this week, is to urge David Cameron to make sure the DEA 2010 will take effect as soon as possible. Under the new anti-piracy law Internet service providers, search engines and Internet advertisers will be forced to comply with strict measures to protect rights holders. The coalition also involves other members – rappers Tinie Tempah, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend from The Who, as well as Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen. By the way, the latter pointed out that as the world’s focus turned to the United Kingdom this summer, there was an opportunity to encourage growth in sectors where the country had a competitive edge.

The musicians stressed the role of search engines in protecting both consumers and creators from the unauthorized websites, and claimed that ministers should implement swiftly the long overdue measures in the anti-piracy legislation.

The major event of Summer Olympic Games 2012 in London was, of course, used to create the context of urgency towards the UK’s creative industries protection, with the emphasis placed on the musicians’ liberty to earn a fair return on their works.

According to recent media reports, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) holds the search giant Google responsible for facilitating music piracy. The matter is that Goggle, like any other search engine, displayed in results file-sharing websites and also allowed the users to access them. At the same time, the BPI refused to admit it is encouraging censorship.

The experts are embarrassed and don’t know whose side to take: on one hand they have music stars guarding their ivory tower, while on the other hand they have business stars clinging to their corporation and their monopolizing business models, who oppose any need for change. The truth, however, is simple: file-sharing will remain, in any form, whichever side wins. The same can’t be said about the intermediaries though.

July 27th,2012

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Date:  Friday, July 27th, 2012

Comments (11) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2012-07-27 22:39:34)
skreamer avatarFile sharing may remain, but not as we know it now.

posted by (2012-07-27 22:53:00)
No avatarOnly the 'old firm' are pushing this, the new stars know what it can do to their careers and publicity so don't mind it any where nears as much.
Like gaming DRM, it will only really effect the people that buy them legitimately.

If what I download is worth buying I buy it, always have.. If the products they were peddling were worth the outlay or had some come back when they turn out to be terrible I doubt we'd be here.

posted by (2012-07-27 22:58:16)
crazymichael avatarthis just shows you that artists are all about the money and not the music.if they care about piracy that much they should put the prices down because even if piracy does stop i will never pay £16 for a cd im not guaranteed im gonna like and these days cds dont even last an hour so why should i pay that money when the artists dont even care anymore.if they honestly think people are gonna pay £16 for a cd there out of there f*cking minds people will just buy them copy them then take them back and say they bought it for somebody but they already have it then exchange it for a dvd.

posted by (2012-07-28 18:35:52)
No avatarsince when is Simon Cowell an artist

posted by Blocked (2012-07-28 22:30:19)
No avatarThe rich want mega more bucks, as if they haven't enough already. Mega rich corporations and individuals stink. Charity is not any part of their vocabulary.

On a different note posting here to get as wide an audience as possible re the website Giveawayoftheday and game.giveawayoftheday.

They are now using a rootkit technology called Themida to 'protect' their game and software give aways. AVOID THIS LIKE THE PLAGUE.

GOTD has made the most terrible mistake in using the Themida rootkit wrapper.

I would rather never download a Giveaway again than have any kind of rootkit on my PC.

However ‘innocuous’ the purpose of Themida, it is a rootkit, locked in between the OS and the internet connection.

Once the Themida rootkit is installed on your PC, the Police, Government Intelligence and Security Agencies and copyright-enforcing companies can look at the entire content of your PC, download your programs, registration details and data as evidence and look in the greatest detail at your entire internet activity.

If Themida is installed on a business computer, who knows what financial details, business details/secrets and business communications might be stolen.

GOTD has a non-existent off-shore registered address on the Virgin Isles and no contact address.

We do not know who is behind and runs GOTD. It could be the American Government or cyber-criminals for all anyone knows.

Do NOT allow the Themida rootkit to be installed by GOTD or GAOTD on your computer and if you think it has been installed by a recent download from their sites, download ComboFix h t t p / w w w. bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/

Once you have downloaded ComboFix, Close all other programs and run ComboFix. It may take 15 minutes or more to complete and will need a reboot to reset up your internet without the rootkit.

Rootkits are the worst possible kind of malware it is possible to have on a computer. Themida may be designed with software protection in mind, but the problem is ANY rootkit, including Themida can be exploited by any malware, and malware already exists that uses Themida as a trojan to invade your PC.

Do not run any further GOTD or GAOTD giveaways until this brutally insidious rootkit is removed permanently from their wrappers.

I think the resultant anger and backlash once Giveaway users realize that their PCs have been compromised will be enormous and totally to the detriment of GOTD and GAOTD.

I am posting this on all available public forums.

Rootkits conceal their activity even from antivirus programs and firewalls. They can and are exploited by criminals, and who knows who else.

posted by Blocked (2012-07-29 05:31:15)

posted by (2012-07-29 13:06:51)
TurtleTom100 avatarRight sick and tired of hearing shit like this now, its like people have nothing better to do than sit on there arses trying to catch people out. I think that people on here and on tpb should come together and get a petition together because i am also someone who will download films/music before buying them and i refuse bluntly to spend the ridicolous amount of money cinemas want these days, just to watch a film.!!!!
And am a strong believer in just waiting then spending £15 on a bluray/dvd/cd , and then been able to watch or listen to it as many times as i please.
People like elton john who have made fortunes with there work already need to just sit back and live off the interest they already make from the banks!!!!
thats there jobs, they do it get paid! No different to other jobs in the big wide world. You dont see Painters and decorators moaning because people do there own decorating!!!! so this is the same principal if people want to download before hand, then just let them everyone who owns the net pays a fee for the privelege off.
Start taking a percentage from the isp's If needs be!!!!

posted by (2012-07-29 15:20:28)
No avatarya know if EVERY public tracker went privet you wouldn't hear about this stuff any more as the only way they could find out about it is if they new about the site and sine'd up for a account. the only reason y they are making noise about this is because everybody is openly taking and displaying all this stuff. go privet like all this crap used to be and this problem should go away.

posted by Blocked (2012-07-29 15:53:24)
skreamer avatarAnd why do people torrent movies and cds? Its not about the money is it? For myself, if I had the money why would I be using my time here trying to find good DLs and cams rather than buying genuine blu-rays etc? Answer is I wouldn't.

@clamo whats so difficult about signing up for an account and entering a private tracker? I'm pretty sure I have been a member of private tracker sites in the past and they have gone down due to legal threats.

posted by (2012-07-30 08:02:27)
gahn81 avatarMeows bends backwards lifts tail and pees on Simon Cowell MEOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by ET lovermen (2012-08-02 16:47:23)
brods73 avatarwow the young 60's/70s versions of themselves would be ashamed

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