US Government hits a new low

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US Government hits a new low

Postby kfgg » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:15 pm

Get aload of this. If we don't stop these people, even making a post like this will be deleted without warrent simply because the government doesn't like it. They now have the power and are using it.

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Re: US Government hits a new low

Postby stevesut1 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:19 pm

It's probably for the best. Too many people use torrents for illegal sharing.
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Re: US Government hits a new low

Postby Big-Will » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:24 pm

I can delete posts containing links to torrents without the government's help, thank you very much. I can even ban users for posting such links, something the government can't do. Think about it.
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Re: US Government hits a new low

Postby Pip Tweek » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:24 am

Torrent-finder didn't host or even link to torrents, they said. The site owner was not notified by any court or content owner, the government just stepped in and arbitrarily seized control of the site.

This is crazy.
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Re: US Government hits a new low

Postby M00ndragon69 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:26 am

Pip Tweek wrote:Torrent-finder didn't host or even link to torrents, they said. The site owner was not notified by any court or content owner, the government just stepped in and arbitrarily seized control of the site.

This is crazy.



Yeah and that is f*cked. That means the same thing could happen to other sites.
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Re: US Government hits a new low

Postby Big-Will » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:19 am

In which case we're safe here since we're not dedicated to linking to torrents.
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Pip Tweek wrote:Torrent-finder didn't host or even link to torrents, they said. The site owner was not notified by any court or content owner, the government just stepped in and arbitrarily seized control of the site.

This is crazy.

Yeah and that is f*cked. That means the same thing could happen to other sites.

If those sites are nothing more than search engines, as the article states, and all they do is find torrent links, of course it's going to happen to them. But Pirate Bay is still up.
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Re: US Government hits a new low

Postby zzyzx 1 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:37 am

And so are other torrent sites. They can be found using google, bing, etc. such as Mrtwig and others.
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Re: US Government hits a new low

Postby The Silver Banana » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:37 pm

So they can take down anyone just for posting a torrent link? Ouch. That's half the Internet officially doomed. I'll miss those poor Code Lyoko fans....
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Re: US Government hits a new low

Postby gtaca2005 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:24 pm

I can already hear the right wing: IT'S ALL OBAMA'S FAULT!!!!
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Re: US Government hits a new low

Postby Big-Will » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:07 pm

The Silver Banana wrote:So they can take down anyone just for posting a torrent link? Ouch. That's half the Internet officially doomed. I'll miss those poor Code Lyoko fans....

No, they'll take down anyone who posts just torrent links. I could post a torrent link here, but this site will stay up. The site the link is hosted on might go down.
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Re: US Government hits a new low

Postby The Silver Banana » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:06 pm

Big-Will wrote:
The Silver Banana wrote:So they can take down anyone just for posting a torrent link? Ouch. That's half the Internet officially doomed. I'll miss those poor Code Lyoko fans....

No, they'll take down anyone who posts just torrent links. I could post a torrent link here, but this site will stay up. The site the link is hosted on might go down.

Oh. That's a lot less people. Well then, time for everyone else to think of ways to work around it. :roll:
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Re: US Government hits a new low

Postby triplemultiplex » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:26 pm

Quit trying to cut off Medusa's head, copyright Nazis! You only make yourselves look foolish. Don Quixote just facepalmed. Besides, don't you have a bunch airline passengers to fingerbang?
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Re: US Government hits a new low

Postby capt_falcone » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:33 am

f*ck 'em.

(torrent sites, not the gov)
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