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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Tumblr Bans Users for Music Piracy

Tumblr Bans Users for Music Piracy

Tumblr Bans Users for Music Piracy

Added: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2013, www.extratorrent.cc
A popular blogging platform, Tumblr, gets tougher on music piracy: the website is now very active on its anti-piracy fight and bans more and more Tumblr users as part of a "three-strikes" policy.
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Tumblr is 8 years old and now processes huge amounts of traffic: according to statistics, it currently hosts over 223m blogs with roughly 104bn posts. Of course, the service of such a size is physically unable to keep on top of what every user posts – even with more than 300 employees.

However, the company has to comply with the copyright legislation. The DMCA requires the service to respond to complaints of the rights owners by removing infringing content. Tumblr users now witness even a more aggressive response: a wave of complaints suggests that music group IFPI is currently making a new effort to target the blogging platform and its users posting copyright music online. Indeed, a few Tumblr users have already posted online copyright notices citing IFPI complaints. But the main concern is how Tumblr terminates users with 3 “strikes”: apparently, with enforcement against Tumblr being ramped up, more and more users now get banned. The service warns that any new accounts such users create will also be terminated.

It should be noted that the company’s anti-piracy bots do not discriminate between content posted in 2015 or 2013, so any music they find can result in a DMCA notice. Now users have to clear up their entire post history to avoid getting 3 warnings in a single day. It is also worth noting that Tumblr updated its copyright notice policy in January 2015, and users must know about this. The new rules clearly say that after removing infringing content, the service will immediately notify the user who posted such content that it has removed or disabled access to it. The rules also warn that the service will terminate the accounts of repeat copyright infringers.

At the same time, Tumblr provides users the ability to contest copyright complaints through its own counter-notification system. The problem is that the wave of complaints says the system doesn’t work: on the third strike the infringers are simply locked out without being left a way to communicate with the service to resolve the issue. This fact emphasizes the importance of contesting invalid claims early on.

For example, if the copyright owners send takedowns for 3 songs at once, it is three strikes and you get banned. Or they may send 2 valid notices and one invalid – if you are not quick enough to contest the last one, you get banned again. The problem is that the time period between getting the third strike and the user account being terminated may be zero time. In other words, you get no chance to contest your third strike anyway. Users will be simply unable to log into their accounts to use the system and start any dispute.

Posted by:  SuperAdmin
Date:  Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015



Comments (4) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by (2015-03-03 12:02:38)
LesM avatarSo, if you don't like the rules go elsewhere - who loses out??

2
posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverSupermanKitty (2015-03-03 17:08:01)
SirSeedsAlot avatarNever use that site and my life is just fine. I wonder why Tumblr is so aggressive when at the same time youTube's business model seems to relay on copyright infringement.

3
posted by ET junkiemen (2015-03-03 19:19:29)
xxxskfxxx avatartumblr face book twitter and other social networks are used by people who think they have friends and people are interested in what they do,get a real life and get out into the real world

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posted by ET junkieET lovermen (2015-03-04 12:01:06)
TheCuz avatarROFL seems #3 xxxskfxxx you need to follow your own advice as your here and you seem to care or you wouldn't have made a comment wow I bet right about now you starting to feel real silly aren't ya and #1 Its not about liking the rules or not liking them what its about there I guess according to this article is if you got nailed with 3 hits all at the same time and one of those is false you get bounced instantly without a chance to fight/contest the false one ... Here and I quote: For example, if the copyright owners send takedowns for 3 songs at once, it is three strikes and you get banned. Or they may send 2 valid notices and one invalid – if you are not quick enough to contest the last one, you get banned again. The problem is that the time period between getting the third strike and the user account being terminated may be zero time. In other words, you get no chance to contest your third strike anyway. Users will be simply unable to log into their accounts to use the system and start any dispute.



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