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« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2012, 02:56:34 PM »

^ Megaporn and Megavideo are both parts of Megaupload.  I saved that exact image off Megaupload's frontpage.
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« Reply #61 on: January 31, 2012, 09:17:16 PM »

I've never even heard of the IPR, why does their logo look more warlike than that of the Dept of Defense?
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« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2012, 10:39:09 PM »

I've never even heard of the IPR, why does their logo look more warlike than that of the Dept of Defense?
Because they're going to need all the warrior spirit they get if the people who live on caffeine and first-person shooters can't figure out how to evade their enforcement efforts, most likely. Wink

If they keep heavy-duty UV lamps outside their buildings they should be alright: Internet people are like vampires in the sun.  Er...  So I've been told, that is.
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« Reply #63 on: January 31, 2012, 10:44:13 PM »

this is a pretty good article on ACTA if anyone's curious

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/internet-awash-in-inaccurate-anti-acta-arguments.ars
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« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2012, 04:34:35 PM »

The US has been at it for some time, there's also the Trans-Pacific Partnership. And the Special 301. What I don't understand in all this is the talk about Obama&Co supporting Internet freedom, because I remember thinking "oh shit, here we go" when Obama started talking about "securing our cyber borders" some years ago.  Then again, that was about evil hackers and terrorists and the children.

In other totally unrelated news, Pirate Bay Founders’ Prison Sentences Final, Supreme Court Appeal Rejected.
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« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2012, 05:58:53 PM »

Fcuk, now they got YouTube!

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We have received copyright complaint(s) regarding material you posted, as follows:

Please note: Repeat incidents of copyright infringement will result in the deletion of your account and all videos you have uploaded. Please delete any videos for which you do not own the necessary rights, and refrain from uploading infringing videos.

And the funny thing, it was merely a short compilation of fragments from a shitty program on Russian TV.
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« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2012, 06:29:08 PM »

Fcuk, now they got YouTube!


Uhm, they "had" Youtube for quite a while. About 10-20% of videos that are posted anywhere i can't watch because of good old GEMA.


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« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2012, 06:47:53 PM »

Yeah, GEMA was freaking me out in Germany, but still I was able to watch these videos using proxies, e.g. http://hidemyass.com

But now they are not only blocking videos, they are removing them. And you know, this is serious if they even reached Russia, a corrupt degrading country where literally no one ever buys licensed CDs or DVDs with music, movies, games or software. Also, this shit was merely 4 minutes long, consisting of 20-50 second fragments of shit that was never released on any media, only transmitted on TV.

And BTW, this week they also closed down two most popular rapidshare-like services in Ukraine.

I wonder what goes next... mediafire, rapidshare, hotfile, oron, filebox, uploading, ifolder?
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« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2012, 07:50:41 PM »

I had an account on youtube years ago that was closed for posting clips of the intros of an ancient American TV show that has been off the air for a decade, and that had no DVD sets for purchase.

Pretty much the instant Google acquired youtube, accounts started getting banned.
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« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2012, 10:37:38 PM »

I had an account on youtube years ago that was closed for posting clips of the intros of an ancient American TV show that has been off the air for a decade, and that had no DVD sets for purchase.

Pretty much the instant Google acquired youtube, accounts started getting banned.


You were banned? Instantly?
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« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2012, 08:39:24 AM »

I had an account on youtube years ago that was closed for posting clips of the intros of an ancient American TV show that has been off the air for a decade, and that had no DVD sets for purchase.

Pretty much the instant Google acquired youtube, accounts started getting banned.


You were banned? Instantly?

Yeah.  They might do things differently now, but then each individual clip was a separate infraction.  If I had posted them over a period of time, I think it would have been more like "Warning, Warning, Banned", but since I posted a bunch at once, the warnings never made it through and the ban-hammer came down.
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« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2012, 08:45:07 AM »

True. Should they dislike another video I shared, they will ban me as well, removing everything.
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« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2012, 08:48:22 AM »

True. Should they dislike another video I shared, they will ban me as well, removing everything.

Right.  And remember, you lost not only your material, but all your favorites, playlists, themes, whatever.  My account had a few hundred bookmarks, including clips of a local band that could not be replaced.

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« Reply #73 on: February 02, 2012, 09:23:17 AM »

I had an account on youtube years ago that was closed for posting clips of the intros of an ancient American TV show that has been off the air for a decade, and that had no DVD sets for purchase.

Pretty much the instant Google acquired youtube, accounts started getting banned.


You were banned? Instantly?

Yeah.  They might do things differently now, but then each individual clip was a separate infraction.  If I had posted them over a period of time, I think it would have been more like "Warning, Warning, Banned", but since I posted a bunch at once, the warnings never made it through and the ban-hammer came down.


Well that's retarded. I'd like to think they fine tuned the system since then.
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« Reply #74 on: February 02, 2012, 09:33:21 AM »

I got this notification yesterday, after the video was there for a couple of years  Confused
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