Google Accused Of Invisibly Deleting Blog Posts On The RIAA's Say-So

from the how-not-to-promote-yourself dept

The fight between music bloggers and record labels reached its most visible point when a guy who uploaded a leaked copy of the latest Guns N' Roses album to his site got arrested by the FBI. But many music bloggers are now fighting a much more invisible menace, with posts they've written suddenly disappearing from their sites (via Tyler Hellard) hosted on Google's Blogger platform. An RIAA source says that the group sends Google a list of URLs it doesn't like, and Google "then deals with the problem." Google says that it notifies bloggers after their posts have been taken down, in accordance with the DMCA. But it should hardly be surprising that many of those affected say they've gotten no such notice, nor that the offending material was either legally posted and/or supplied by the labels themselves. So two possibilities emerge: the RIAA is filing false DMCA takedowns, and/or its legal right hand doesn't know what the labels' promotional left hands are doing. The upshot of this is that lots of music bloggers say the threat of landing in legal trouble -- particularly for posting music supplied to them by labels and artists -- is having a chilling effect on them, and could eventually stop them from blogging, shutting down a valuable promotional tool for the labels. That sort of shooting itself in the foot, though, seems to be the record industry's specialty.


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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Feb 6th, 2009 @ 8:08pm

    Do no/not much/no legally actionable evil

    To a tune that has no connection to a Disney theme park:

    "It's not your content, after all..."

     

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    Evil Pundit, Feb 6th, 2009 @ 8:33pm

    Google is evil

    Google has always been big on political censorship. Now it's branched out into IP censorship as well.

    Don't trust Google.

     

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    Joe Smith, Feb 6th, 2009 @ 8:44pm

    Evil

    Everything eventually becomes its opposite, if it doesn't fight within itself to remain and retain its original meaning in a new time and place.

    The question for us should be are we ready for evil google to be born? They don't seem to try to question themselves, only expand themselves, thus is google born anew as evil.

     

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    Darren, Feb 6th, 2009 @ 10:09pm

    This happened to me

    I got a message from Google saying something I'd posted was a DMCA violation and the entire post disappeared. They gave me some web site which supposedly would have details that I could rebut, but my details were never posted.

    That business *is* evil.

     

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    zato, Feb 6th, 2009 @ 10:14pm

    "Everything eventually becomes its opposite..."
    Except Microsoft propagandists.

    "Google has always been big on political censorship..."
    Hey PC gamer, why stop at accusing Google of mere political censorship? Why not go all the way and accuse them of being the sons of Satan?

     

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    jonathan, Feb 6th, 2009 @ 10:54pm

    Right hand, meet left hand

    "So two possibilities emerge: the RIAA is filing false DMCA takedowns, and/or its legal right hand doesn't know what the labels' promotional left hands are doing."

    If what happened with muxtape is any indication, I'm going with the latter.

     

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    jim bob, Feb 6th, 2009 @ 11:04pm

    Denial ain't a river in Egypt

    Google is filled with "activists". Yes, they have a track record of political censorship.

    It's considered acceptable among leftists.

     

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    Chuck Pelto, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 12:07am

    Living with the 'Disappeared'

    TO: All
    RE: Been There

    I've posted comments on web-sites and later had them 'disappear'.

    RE: What To Do

    I've taken to capturing all comments on controversial discussions as a back-up and as evidence.

    RE: Google

    Why does ANYONE with more than two synapses to rub together do ANYTHING with Google? They are, in my honest opinion, a bunch of money-grubbing bat-rastards who would sell their own mother to the Communist Chinese as a whore to make a buck.

    As I've seen it, they have no regard for the Constitution of the United States or the Bill of Rights. The very thought of freedom of expression is secondary to their desire to make money. This is manifested by their involvment in the suppression of information in Communist China.

    That, in my opinion, applies to Cisco as well.

    So, if you have anything to do with either of those odious organizations, you are only bringing trouble to yourself, short term or long term.

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)
    [You can only serve on master, righteousness or mammon. -- Some Wag, around 2000 years ago]

     

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    zato, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 12:08am

    Re: Denial ain't a river in Egypt

    "It's considered acceptable among leftists."

    And lying is considered acceptable among right-wing unemployed basement-dwelling Mac and Google hating PC gamers.

     

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    John, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 12:16am

    RE: Living with the 'Disappeared'

    Chuck Pelto, maybe your comments didn't disappear because they were too controversial, it's just that they are so non-sequitur that they were filtered as spam.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 2:11am

    Re: Google is evil

    Just use it as it was meant to be, a kickass search engine. You can't keep using the free service and expect them to bow down to you. Just run your own sites and you won't have those issues...

     

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    Sans Souci, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 3:09am

    Re: RE: Living with the 'Disappeared'

    And then again... maybe not. Chuck! You were/are right on! The same dude you referenced also said, circa 2K ago, something about not casting pearls before pigs, or Johns, or something like that...

     

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    Herb, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 3:41am

    Re: Living with the 'Disappeared'

    Chuck! How you doing, buddy? Still making those genius arguments I see.

    When you wrote, "As I've seen it, they have no regard for the Constitution of the United States or the Bill of Rights." I thought you were talking about your Republican friends, but then I realized you were talking about Google.

    I think you might have found a solution for your Obama's birth certificate problem though...Commie China did it in the Google with the Cisco router.

    (PS Which router are you using to route your traffic? I hope it's a Juniper....)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 4:03am

    Is it so hard to believe that Google would take down obviously illegal content that is hosted on its servers when notified of the material?

    Google is not the only blog server/host site to take down the music blogs. Thankfully (for me, I have an online vintage music store & do CD transfers) at Christmastime there were hundreds taken down that I was aware of. Most of all of those taken down contained free downloads of OOP music.

    Of course for my business, I want to see this happen, and want to see more people have to legally buy the original vinyl and pay for the transfer service on top of that.

    If my children didn't rely on my business to eat though, my opinion would be this....If record labels and/or artists who own copyrights are not actively distributing their works on a format that is current (ie. cd's & mp3's) then anyone should be allowed to share the music for free or for profit. With the way technology has progressed, there is no reason why an artist or label could not pump out some CD's or mp3's and make them available on Amazon or itunes.

    Of course it is much easier and more profitable to sue individuals who are infringing copyrights. Why produce 10K cd's and worry about distribution just to make a couple of thousand dollars profit if you can sue some housewife in Topeka for sharing a Christmas album online. Better yet, sue Google for allowing it to happen for millions of dollars.

     

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    true, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 4:42am

    so ....

    Host your own weblog somewhere else. You can rent server space on Hosting Matters for $10 a month and they provide scripts to install Word Press for free.

    Or find some other hosting service. Why give Google your info which they will index and use for targeted ads - and maybe sell one day with your id attached to it?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 4:50am

    RIAA! Please DIE a painful DEATH and GO AWAY!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 4:57am

    Re: Living with the 'Disappeared'

    then you might as well get off the internet then. You can not do anything on the internet with out Cicso.

     

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    PaulT (profile), Feb 7th, 2009 @ 5:45am

    Re: Living with the 'Disappeared'

    Welcome to capitalism, Chuck.

     

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    PaulT (profile), Feb 7th, 2009 @ 5:49am

    Re: so ....

    True. Google are not the only ones affected by this and other pressures to censor, they're just the most visible. They have no obligation to their users, just their shareholders and advertisers, just like every other business out there. If they receive takedown notices, they are going to try to protect themselves from lawsuits by siding with the most powerful party.

    You have 3 options. One is to give in. One is the fight Google and the RIAA, but who has funds for that? The 3rd is to take power into your own hands, find a host and put the content up yourself. Mirror the content elsewhere so that the Streisand Effect can take place if your content at one source is taken down.

     

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    Joe the Shroom Farmer, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 6:39am

    Re:

    MS has become its opposite...it's gone from being the big bad monopoly to the guy struggling to catch up.

    Google isn't the son of Satan. At best, it's the son of Lilith. And I believe the guy was referring to the (old?) Google practice of blocking specific political ad campaigns while allowing others.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 6:49am

    Re: Google is evil

    brilliant statement. Do your parents know you're using their computer?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 6:53am

    Re: Living with the 'Disappeared'

    Hey Chuck, did the meds run out so soon?

    WTF has the Constitution or the Bill of Rights have to do with this? Google is a private company and sets the rules of use. If you don't like them, then don't use their services.

    Christ allmighty - how hard a concept is this to understand?

    Maybe you can build your own search engine, free email service, free whatever. When you do, let us all know.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 7:06am

    music blog

    Didn't you get the memo ?

    RIAA is now the sole owner of all music no matter who created it.

     

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    Thomas Shanks, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 8:46am

    Google is Breaking the Law

    Google is REQUIRED to supply the ACTUAL TEXT of the REQUEST and they HAVE NOT DONE THIS.

    I've pulled all my Google Ads from my sites and switched to Yahoo, even though it certainly pays less. Screw those law-breakers who make, worse than making NO EFFORT to give their customers the most room to fight the claim, actually don't send me any notification at all! My post just disappeared!

     

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    Overcast, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 9:17am

    Google has always been big on political censorship. Now it's branched out into IP censorship as well.

    Don't trust Google.


    Yeah, that sums it up pretty well.

     

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    Veritas, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 10:07am

    look behind the curtain..

    DON'T blame google for the censorship. It's your FUCKING government what causes this. Do you really think google has any choice??? Fuck!! Open your eyes kids!
    Most of all europeans and every eurasian see USA and ISRAEL as a world-wide endangerment. It's NOT Russia or China!
    But you have no idea.. pay your taxes and finance the war. The war against TERROR!? Your government is the founder of all terror, just to control you. The WORLD turned against you WE hope that the CSTO blasts away the NATO. Eat shit Obama.

     

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    John Doe, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 11:34am

    Veritas = What an idiot ...

    Veritas = What an idiot ...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 11:37am

    Re: Living with the 'Disappeared'

    I suggest you disconnect your computer from the internet permanently so that you can have nothing to do with Cisco. There is no other way to make that happen friend.

     

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    godwin, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 12:30pm

    Re:

    goodwin. goodwin. goodwin. I'm rubber, you're glue.

     

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    Daniel Tunkelang (profile), Feb 7th, 2009 @ 12:32pm

    What's worse, cowardice or ignorance?

    I really wish that high-traffic blogs would either disallow or discourage anonymous comments. There's a real opportunity for intelligent discussion, but it's hard when most of the comment thread is ignorant screaming, safely posted from behind the cowardly mask of anonymity.

    The DMCA is the law of the land, and Google is required to obey it if they want to continue existing as a business. If they aren't obeying the law, and you suffer damage as a result, then you can take legal action. It's not a perfect system, but, hey, if you don't like it, write a letter to Congress.

    To be clear, I'm no Google fan boy. Check out my blog if you don't believe me:
    http://thenoisychannel.com/?s=google

     

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    Nick, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 1:00pm

    Wow

    "Why does ANYONE with more than two synapses to rub together do ANYTHING with Google? They are, in my honest opinion, a bunch of money-grubbing bat-rastards who would sell their own mother to the Communist Chinese as a whore to make a buck.

    As I've seen it, they have no regard for the Constitution of the United States or the Bill of Rights. The very thought of freedom of expression is secondary to their desire to make money. This is manifested by their involvment in the suppression of information in Communist China."

    Oh my God, hold the phones! You mean Google is a company in the business of making money?? You mean to tell me they are also a privately owned company, and as such have the rights, granted under the Constitution, to control the content published by their company as they see fit?!?!? Thank you so much for opening my eyes to the terrible freedoms which should obviously be stripped away from Corporate America, in order to uphold free speech!

     

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    Ro, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 1:11pm

    Free Speech?

    Time for a class action lawsuit to defend the freedom of our children and our grandchildren if we don't want to end up in an Orwellian nightmare. They are taking a little at a time and they will keep taking until there is nothing left of any worth.

     

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    cowardly mask of anonymity - heh, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 2:23pm

    Re: What's worse, cowardice or ignorance?

    What do you mean by "law of the land, and Google is required to obey it"

    The way I understand it, Google is not required by (DMCA) law to remove items claimed to be infringing. Websites will remove the item in question in order to maintain their safe harbor status.

     

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    McCoy Pauley, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 2:28pm

    Great work, RIAA. And, just so you know: since you started your Nazi antics, I have neither downloaded ANY music, NOR HAVE I BOUGHT ANY. No dough for you, and no dough for anybody who supports your Goebbels attitude.

    Americans, you CAN still make your vote count. Just....
    VOTE WITH YOUR WALLET!

     

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    Steve Monkeyman Ballmer, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 2:30pm

    Keep Up the Good Work

    It is good to see the grassroots movement active in blogs like this. I encourage you to go forward and spread the truth about our mutual enemy - Google. They are evil and need to be [bleep] .... throw chair ....
    Thank You

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 5:05pm

    Slowly but surely, we will be fighting Panasia. Or is it East Asia?

    They say Panasian, it's Panasia.

     

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    MZ, Feb 7th, 2009 @ 7:11pm

    > The way I understand it, Google is not required by (DMCA) law to remove items claimed to be infringing. Websites will remove the item in question in order to maintain their safe harbor status.

    Fair point, but when you receive (probably) hundreds of these daily, do you really think you're not going to take the requested items down in order to maintain that safe harbor status and not risk getting sued over it? Even lawsuits you will eventually win are tiresome, troublesome, time-consuming and distracting - not to mention a drain for money and human resources (lawyers).

    If you have anything to blame, it's the DMCA law and the way it is written.

    The DMCA is a beautiful censorship gun - find content you don't like, put together a decently sounding takedown request (possibly with fake data) and send it to the owner of the site (or ISP that's hosting it). It's a simple fire-and-forget with an extremely high probability of success. No big website or ISP can afford to ignore these takedowns, nor can they afford to perform real verification (too many of them), so most bogus takedowns will get acted upon and the content removed...

     

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    beckerist (profile), Feb 7th, 2009 @ 7:37pm

    Re: Living with the 'Disappeared'

    Do you have any examples? I'm being sincere. I'm curious, because I see a lot of people bitching but no real proof. I have a lot invested in Google (primary email, I use hosted web apps, gtalk is my primary chat...)

     

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    Daniel Tunkelang (profile), Feb 8th, 2009 @ 5:47am

    Re: Re: What's worse, cowardice or ignorance?

    Now you're splitting hairs. If Google gives up its safe harbor status by ignoring DMCA infringement notices, it exposes itself to an enormous liability, which would in practical terms make them unable to provide a service at all. If you don't like the DMCA, that's fine, but blaming Google for abiding by both its letter and spirit as a law is disingenuous. Would you rather Google shut down completely, out of principle?

    p.s. Why the anonymity? Your argument, while disingenuous, is intelligent, I see no reason for you to be embarrassed about or afraid of disclosing your identity.

     

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    embarrassed or afraid, Feb 8th, 2009 @ 7:11am

    Re: Re: Re: What's worse, cowardice or ignorance?

    Being explicit is now considered "splitting hairs", interesting.

    I did not suggest that anyone should make a particular decision about taking down content nor did I levy judgement upon any said action. It is unclear where you get this idea.

    btw, my real name is Spider Pig

     

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    Daniel Tunkelang, Feb 8th, 2009 @ 9:19am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: What's worse, cowardice or ignorance?

    Very well, let me be explicit. The choice Google has is either to take down the content in response to DMCA requests or to face liability for not doing so. You are correct that Google has a choice. But you (singular or plural--what's the plural of anonymous?) are disingenuous not to make their alternative explicit: it's to face an enormous liability by waiving the safe harbor protection offered by the DMCA. You, who aren't even willing to risk exposing your own name, expect Google to exposing themselves to billions of dollars in legal costs? Puh-leez.

     

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    TX CHL Instructor (profile), Feb 8th, 2009 @ 11:31am

    Trust Google?

    Hmmm... I use gmail, and I even use a gphone. They are very convenient. But I am careful to download all of my email to my local machine on a regular basis, and all of my important email is routed through my own domain. Neither my email archives nor my email address can be held hostage by Google, ever.

    Likewise, I host my own blog(s). It's no biggie to install WordPress, and hosting fees these days are so cheap it's not worth going with a 'free' service. 'Free' ALWAYS comes with a catch. Especially with an outfit with the financial muscle of Google, with their leftist political agenda.

    Even if my current hosting service decided my blog wasn't "politically correct" enough for them, I could take my backups and be back up in a day or so. If Google decides to restrict my email in any way, I can stop using it instantly.

    I control my email, and I control my blogs. I wouldn't even think of letting Google control either one.
    --
    www.chl-tx.com Thanks, BHO! You have given my business a wonderful boost!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 8th, 2009 @ 2:37pm

    Re: Re: Google is evil

    troll

     

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    Marc, Feb 8th, 2009 @ 6:41pm

    I use YouTube videos

    On my music blog, Marcsmusiclist.com, I link to YouTube music videos. I'm not trying to promote anyone's new music--I only talk about music that I like. I figure that if the RIAA has a problem, they'll go after YouTube to remove the video and leave my blog alone.

     

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    Reena, Feb 8th, 2009 @ 7:19pm

    Get permission - file that permission with your host - they'll go to bat for you

    Hosting your own site is easy - and not expensive. Plus, if you host a music site on one of the "big names" like blogspot or blogger, you've essentially set up shop in a killzone. Not only will the RIAA start systematically looking on the free sites for music blogs (and then shutting them down), but Google is so large it doesn't know what's going on in its own house.

    My site had an mp3 of an indie band's concert. I had permission from the band to use the mp3 on my site, and I filed a letter with Scribehost (my web host). About two years later, someone claiming to act on behalf of the indie band's promoter sent my host a DMCA takedown notice. Scribehost had paper on file saying that I had the right to use that file on my URL, and sent me a copy of the takedown request and their reply to the requestors...and left the files in place.

     

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    inc, Feb 8th, 2009 @ 7:39pm

    Re: Evil

    beware the anti-google

     

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    Erik Higa, Feb 8th, 2009 @ 10:12pm

    Do you guys really wanna play dirty?

    Think about it.

     

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    grampz, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 12:48am

    Re: Trust Google?

    so, instead of going w/ google... we should be using microsoft's live search? Or wait... microsoft is evil too. How about yahoo? Yahoo answers is like asking a retarted person to explain to another retarted person y something doesnt work when neither of the 2 retarded people understand it to begin with. Frankly, i'd rather take an educated guess, as chances are its more useful than yahoo will ever be. oh and lets not forget the whole "undervaluing our company" shtick. i mean seriously? now your company is worth less than my hd tv and u coulda sold it for a decent rate. I use google cuz google gets me results. results i like. results i can deal with. if google sold its company to satan and satan decided to leave everything as it is... i'd still use google. cuz satan needs 2 put his kids through college too ya know. cant be an evil genius on a high-school education.

     

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    kirillian (profile), Feb 9th, 2009 @ 8:36am

    Re: Re: Denial ain't a river in Egypt

    Does such a creature really exist? I thought that the basement-dweller was a more leftist-leaning being...fearful of daylight because that was the realm of the right-wing predator...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:12pm

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    Is it so hard to believe that Google would take down obviously illegal content that is hosted on its servers when notified of the material?

    Obviously illegal? Hello my obvious little RIAA shill.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:37pm

    Re: What's worse, cowardice or ignorance?

    I really wish that high-traffic blogs would either disallow or discourage anonymous comments.

    Yeah, it makes it so much harder to bludgeon critics with lawsuits, doesn't it?

    But speaking of anonymity, you haven't proven your identity here either. Pot, meet Kettle.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 8:15pm

    Re: Re: so ....

    They have no obligation to their users, just their shareholders and advertisers, just like every other business out there.

    I think you mean "just like every other corporation out there." And Google's basic legal obligation is to its shareholders alone (not its advertisers). This is very from a privately held businesses where the private owners have no such obligation and are free to pursue any (legal) business objective they desire.

     

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    Joost, Feb 10th, 2009 @ 1:13am

    Re: Denial ain't a river in Egypt

    Quote: "It's considered acceptable among leftists"

    Always funny to see how crooked some people's political view is. Repression, disregard of human rights for "security", political censorship and power to governments/police is globally considered RIGHT WING POLITICS. How on earth did you conclude this is Left Wing? "It's bad for you, so it has to be left wing". That must be your thought process, i can't explain this crooked idea otherwise.

    With all due respect, but maybe you should return to highschool (if you aren't atm) and ask your teachers to refresh you on political views. You don't seem to know squat about it.

     

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    Interesting Blog, Feb 10th, 2009 @ 8:41pm

    Not Fair

    Its not fair that Google can go on doing what it wants just because it can. so now they are deleting blog posts.. May be they will start blocking websites it doesn't like from indexing at all. shouldn't be difficult if they want to.

     

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    SchuylerKing, Feb 16th, 2009 @ 2:06pm

    RIAA shuts down New Zealand internet users

    Look at the Guilty-On-Accusation law the RIAA and others pushed through the New Zealand Parliament:
    http://amccright.blogspot.com/2009/02/guilt-on-accusation-draconian-internet.html

     

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    Mike Penrod, Mar 21st, 2009 @ 5:15am

    Welcome to Miami, The Annual Beach Party Is Set To Rock Nikki Beach On March 25th, 2009

    A Grand Winter Music Conference is organized by Nikki Beach Music on March 25th, 2009 from 11p.m. It is a true rendezvous for all music lovers.As a mark of popularizing music, Nikki Beach Music have decided to gift the newest CD’s download as an incentive and a token of love and affection for all the online members. This offer remains valid till 22nd March 2009, so don’t delay in joining for availing this exclusive offer. Members of the NikkiBeachMusic.com will also get VIP passes to the Winter Music Conference and meet the stars and have access to the VIP area.

     

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    christian, Jun 5th, 2009 @ 5:03am

    music

    Can somebody tell me who's the culprit and who's the victim?

     

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    Steven Cravis (profile), Feb 10th, 2010 @ 7:06pm

    I've got no clue

    I've got no clue what this is all about since the posts were all deleted. Here's a free legal music download called 2010 that I produced: http://stevencravis.bandcamp.com/track/2010

     

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