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Clamp Down on Illegal Links9th Apr 2012, 15:50 #1
It's been brought to my attention that there are several people posting links to illegal file downloads. We will be dealing with individual instances and offenders shortly, but in the mean time please make sure you review our Copyright Material Policy and make sure your posts fall within the rules.
If you have any questions about what is ok to link to or not please get in touch via PM or our contact form.
Re: Clamp Down on Illegal Links9th Apr 2012, 20:45 #3
I don't think you're a real fan and therefor shouldn't be on this forum if you illegally download daft punks music (well at least don't share the download links!). Bootlegs and other material you can't get your hands on don't count though, considdering they aren't even released officially.
Re: Clamp Down on Illegal Links9th Apr 2012, 21:03 #4
Re: Clamp Down on Illegal Links10th Apr 2012, 02:09 #5
One thing that I feel is unclear in the implemented "Copyright Material Policy". It states that...embedding a YouTube video that was uploaded on an artists official channel.
The only area of leniency we will extend is where material is not commercially available, and therefore the artist is not losing out on revenue. An example might be linking to a YouTube video of a live set, that is not available on DVD or as a live album.
Re: Clamp Down on Illegal Links10th Apr 2012, 09:42 #6
If the owners of the music have a problem with the song being on an unofficial account, they will get it removed, don't worry about that...
I think you'll be able to get away with this, if not, we're all ****ed and there will be a massive drop in the number of people who visit this site...
By the way i'm not criticizing anybody here, just saying that this expectation is completely unrealistic, if i have infact understood it properly.
Re: Clamp Down on Illegal Links10th Apr 2012, 14:07 #7
i agree with fundave on this one.
like every other issue, people are starting to get really touchy about online piracy these days; to the point were the boundaries of its definition are pushing to something increasingly sensitive, and we won't know where the law ends and our mere love of sounds and images begins.
i'd bust out the politics, but i'm far too scared that i may get online ass-whoopin'.
Last edited by tom2991; 10th Apr 2012 at 15:12.
Re: Clamp Down on Illegal Links10th Apr 2012, 14:52 #8
however, putting my mod hat back on, there are some things we don't have much control over. as moderators and administrators, we have to enforce the letter of the law, however stupid some of it may be. yes, there is some SOPA-esque goings on, and that is why we have to be stricter about enforcing this policy.taking my mod hat off again and whispering, there are non-public ways to share if you must. i also think youtube videos are not the primary concern at the moment, rather direct links to sites such as mediafire/etc.
Re: Clamp Down on Illegal Links10th Apr 2012, 15:20 #9
out of curiosity; say if the spreading of these links were to continue, and authorities caught up on it. what would actually happen, other than the site being taken down? does anything happen to the mods and admins (like, not being able to open another site under your name or whatever), or is it actually just a case where the site closes and that's the bottom line?
... i love how you didn't put your mod hat back on. ;]
Re: Clamp Down on Illegal Links10th Apr 2012, 17:04 #10
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