File-Sharing Sites Refute Rumors of Their DeathAdded: Monday, July 12th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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One of the file-sharing sites targeted last week confirmed that it was not downfallen after seizure of its domain name by US government and dispelled rumors that its data and servers were also seized.
You might remember the morning a couple of weeks ago, right after “Eclipse” release in the theatres. That was a day when federal officials had seized the domain names of several file-sharing sites that dared to link to other resources hosting copyrighted material, including “Eclipse” CamRip. The list included such names as planetmovies.com, tvshack.net, now-movies.com, movies-links.tv, thepiratecity.org, NinjaVideo.net, NinjaThis.net and zml.com.
All of them were accused of being involved in the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted films and TV shows online. In fact, all they did was merely linking to websites where users could find copyrighted content; or in the case of zml.com – being a Cyberlocker, where users could store their content, which might include illegal files. However, those were not site admins who uploaded the content on the servers and provided people with links to it. In Cyberlocker cases (and many courts worldwide agreed) the users should be the ones liable for making illegal material available, not the service itself.
The sites with seized domains bounced back in one or another way. For example, NinjaVideo has made a public statement in a week after the seizure. It made an attempt to refute some rumors living in the web about what happened with the site and what it plans for future.
~HTRDFRK, a NinjaVideo admin, announced he could confirm that four undisclosed locations really experienced search warrants and seizure. He also reassured that the site’s servers and data were not seized, and the website was made unavailable per owners’ own request. Talking about the future, admin admitted that site’s status was yet to be determined, but, anyway, it was not “downfallen” – it’s still Ninja, after all!
Such statements might not please the government, claiming that websites like those wouldn’t have a happy ending. At the same time everyone understands that domain seizure can’t kill the service, and NinjaVideo, like all the others, will bounce back soon. All they need to start over again is simply to find a new domain name.
July 12th, 2010Posted by:
Monday, July 12th, 2010
|posted by (2010-07-13 05:25:58)|
|I didn't care much about the rest, but I lived on NinjaVideo and that sucked. It'll be back soon enough. You can stop a pirate, but you can't stop a ninja. Shazaaam!|
|Like Bustakap, I lived on TV Shack. I watched videos there all the time. I miss it. I think the government trying to fight this issue, is like trying to fight "the drug war", it's a losing battle! I'm sure the site's will just move and change name.||
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