Coca-Cola vs CNETAdded: Tuesday, November 20th, 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.extratorrent.com
Alki David, a heir of the Coca-Cola Hellenic shipping and bottling company, together with several recording artists, has started a war against CNET’s Download.com. They filed a lawsuit based on their allegations that the portal facilitated digital piracy since it allowed people to download file-sharing programs. Today the coalition asked for an injunction which would force the popular website to remove all BitTorrent downloading applications.
Back in 2011, Alki David, along with a few recording artists, has filed a lawsuit against CBS’s CNET, claiming that CNET (through Download.com) has distributed file-sharing platforms like uTorrent and LimeWire. Moreover, the billionaire accused the service of profiting from distributing those file-sharing clients, and providing with extensive software reviews that were published on the portal.
In response, CBS and CNET argued that the reviews in question were simple opinions, and pointed out that the First Amendment is protecting them from being held liable of encouraging copyright infringement. Although this can sound fair enough, Judge Dale Fischer decided that Download.com might be in trouble because it decided to distribute the clients they made reviews on.
He claimed that the defendants were alleged to have distributed specific file-sharing software, while providing commentary on its effectiveness in infringing copyright. The judge believes that such behavior would move beyond opinion into the realm of conduct and can’t directly implicate any First Amendment issues.
However, the battle was taken further when the coalition has demanded the court to force the portal ban all BitTorrent clients. According to their motion, CBS and CNET were supporting BitTorrent by distributing more than 65 million BitTorrent applications, at the same time shamelessly promoting their use for infringing purposes. The judge has scheduled a hearing for next February.
November 20th,2012Posted by:
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
|Simple enough....boycott all Coca-Cola products!|
|I will pray for CNET - they must win the case, Coca cola u have fooled us enough by selling a rubbish bottled coloured water in a high price. But no more. we will never purchase coca cola anymore- Kickout cocacola,|
|posted by (2012-11-20 19:09:47)|
|how many people have you robbed with your can machine.you put your money in don't get anything all you don't get change back. 2L coke in australia is $3.65 and the 1.5L is $2.96 coke is a rip off|
|posted by (2012-11-20 19:22:40)|
|CNET should have been puting on their site "we do not encourage piracy, use at your own risk" that's what a lot of sites have been doing for years to avoid this situation...although that may change if this keeps up.|
|Coke containers are worth more than what they contain useless useless product.|
|posted by (2012-11-20 22:01:05)|
|Um.......coke has nothing to do with this. its all the RIAA/MPAA and Alki David and a coalition of recording artists against CNET and owner CBS.|
not to mention this is old news. Ive know about this for like a year.
|I think boycotting all Coke products is the best way for all of us to pressure them to stop this Bull Sh*it. Wee all need to see how fast they change their minds when sales start to plummet. From this moment on, all coke products are boycotted by my entire family. Thanks for the info....|
|By this logic, the American public should be allowed to sue every gun and ammunition store, car dealership and any place which sells alcohol because they have all sold something which has led to the committing of a crime. If uTorrent and Limewire etc etc were illegal than it is understandable but CNET surely do not give access to illegal wares|
|posted by (2012-11-21 06:49:20)|
|This kind of shit drives me nuts.. It's like The BarcaShow said.. These are tools. They can be used for good and bad things. I'm sure their often used to download pirated material, but I have downloaded a hell of a lot of stuff - particularly linux distros and the such - using torrents.. The fact that it's becoming illegal to link to something which *talks* about other illegal things is one of the most dangerous sippery slopes of the day.|
|Here goes people....you ready?spread this like wildfire also google coca cola massacre in colombia boycott them, they have been directly involved in massacres the SOBs.western companies do this more often then you relaise.next time you go shopping think about staying away from big brands unless you know them very well and support the ones that actually care about your health and others.this shits gotta stop.stop buying,maybe then they will rethink their business model and give products that are not laced with ass-pertame.|
|socialistworker.org/2012/08/20/cokes-dirty-war-in-colombia no link postin my asss|
|gonna boycott all cocacola products|
|my god luck always with CNET ,, pray for CNET ... coca cola makes bad things .. some time coca cola products banned in own city ... foolish coca cola ... gud luck CNET must win the case ..|
|posted by (2012-11-21 17:09:23)|
|coca cola is the best 99 cents a 2L here cant go wrong|
|I can't understand what Coca-Cola have to gain from destroying C-net. Or is it more a case of a rich guy who works for Coke using his corporate power to try and muscle into something which is simply none of his concern?|
I prefer Pepsi anyway.
|posted by (2012-11-21 22:44:11)|
|That include the IRC. That internet relay communcation application.|
How about library books. You want to lock them in the Vatican for 90 years ?
|still called soda stream in Australia.....boycotting coke products not to easy, there is more to coke than that brown sugary colored water.....no wonder the worlds peoples are more obese than ever before.|
|posted by (2012-11-22 10:28:37)|
|Seems to me that the only people who get anywhere with all this is the fat cat lawyers - they probably account for more money than is ever lost by piracy. Its a mad mad world!!!|
|posted by (2012-11-22 10:33:28)|
|I would be happy to boycott Coca Cola products - unfortunately I have never liked them and don't use them anyway. All this from a company that tried to sell TAP-WATER in the UK. Hipocrites I'd say!!!|
|whats the difference between coca cola and cigarettes, answer: nothing, they both destroy the body.|
|Don't these stupid Billionaires have anything better to do with their time than to go after the little guys??? These recording artists make plenty of money off the albums they DO sell, and off all the concerts and other merchandise they sell!!! They can afford to lose the small amount that they lose from file sharing!!! Some artists, like Kid Rock, fully support file sharing!!!|
|posted by (2012-11-24 15:34:15)|
|Nothing better to do! Pepsi for me|
|This law suit won't fly in the end unless Coke can prove CNET encouraged those who downloaded the file sharing software to use the software in an illegal manner. Not all the shared files infringe on copyrights. If there is no infringement there is no violation from sharing files. Coke doesn't have a leg to stand on.||
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