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Downloading Service Operator Arrested

Downloading Service Operator Arrested

Added: Saturday, October 16th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
It was only a month ago that a new fabulous music downloading app emerged to become highly popular. Software called Mulve didn’t carry any music of its own, but allowed its users to conduct their own searches and download content from the servers owned by Russian most popular social network InTouch (vKontakte). Last week the app disappeared – not for the first time, but now for good reason: without any warning, the police of the United Kingdom arrested the software’s operator.


Mulve burst onto the scene back in September, appearing to be quite innovative and impressive software allowing users to download music files. The announced database was around 10 million tracks, all of high quality, so the application became sensation right away.

The number of users boomed so quickly that Mulve even went offline, unable to manage such a demand. This took a while, but after an upgrade the website returned with more capacity. However, it soon disappeared again in a few days, this time thanks to the RIAA’s attorneys. And again it managed to come back online, but not for long. Last week the website died completely because of really more ominous circumstances.

It turned out that the UK police made arrests connected with the site operations several days ago. In a short while, the site operators announced that following arrests, they had decided to take the app offline for good, not willing to fight this. The operator that was arrested was surely not prepared to spend his 5 years of life in jail for a site that was created just for fun. Administration of the site apologized to everybody who could have been affected by this decision.

In fact, the arrested man was not even involved in the designing of the app, but made the video demo for the service. That was enough for the authorities to come to the conclusion detailed above.

For many users it would be sad that Mulve is never coming back, at least because it is just not fair. Whatever users may have used the application for, Mulve’s creators can’t be held liable and arrested for that. The application was a mere search engine, hosting no music on its servers, but only pulling it from the InTouch hardware.

The most outrageous fact is that meanwhile vKontakte Music is available free in the Apple’s App Store, with iTunes displaying copyrighted tracks as examples of items for download, and that is just fine with the law. Who will explain us the difference?

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article

October 16th, 2010

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Date:  Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Comments (3) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-10-16 17:44:10)
Brynn217 avatarI can.. Apple might be paying Intouch some kind of fee to use its servers... Otherwise the only difference is how big you are and who you know....

posted by Blocked (2010-10-17 01:28:03)
menahunie avatarWell we all know what the most popular torrent is gonna be next> MULVE...

posted by (2010-10-17 10:50:00)
DAPORTUGEEZER avataryou have to be joking...this this is where my tax paying money goes.....and theres me thinking my TAX PAYING MONEY would be used to arrest real criminals.....it just goes to show what a corrupt goverment we have world wide....using resources to ensure that they do not lose revenue..in the light of it....goverments who are against this sort of thing are using tax payers money to ensure that more tax is paid and ensuring that big companys can charge as much money as they want for products...music albums - one song is good out of 15.....games consoles - games that are completed in one day....movies - that are boring, same storylines and stupid ending.....software - that is only used once in a while.....and to add....have you noticed how its the free software available that is used on a regular.
to be honest i own both original and back ups.....(always best to cover your backside) but before purchasing i have to test...in my opinion i would leave well alone what is being done....as large companies and goverments are always making money...the problem is they dont know how to spend the money wisely......
set up a website that offers unlimited downloads of any type..music, games, movies etc etc........and charge a yearly subscription....i will guarantee it will take...other than something along these lines...give up....as they willalways be fighting piracy....its been around for decades and always will be....if it is stopped on the internet...it will go back to the original street sellers....then the job becomes harder...as if it goes underground....THEY LOSE...

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