PayPal Agrees To Help IFPI Cut Off Funding For Sites IFPI Doesn't Like Without Judicial Oversight

from the how-to-stamp-out-competition dept

Neppe alerts us to the news that PayPal has now followed the same path as MasterCard and Visa, in agreeing to the IFPI's plan to cut off payments to sites it doesn't like, without any judicial review. Basically, the IFPI will send info about sites it doesn't like (i.e., describes as "rogue" sites) to the London Police. It's not clear what sort of qualifications the London Police have on complex copyright issues, but okay. If the London Police agree with the IFPI (and so far, they have in 100% of the cases), the information about the sites will be passed on to the three payment processing companies, and they will no longer allow those sites to accept payments. Watch out, Internet Archive (which has been declared an infringing site by some in the industry), you may soon no longer be able to accept donations, thanks to the IFPI's fear of technology.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 3:11am

    Awesome fucking story bro.

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:39am

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      I especially liked the part where he reasons that these sites would be targeted not because they engage in illegal activity, but because of "the IFPI's fear of technology".

      Such a story teller, that Masnick.

      The one creative bone in his body seems to be the one that comes up with new and original lies.

       

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        Greevar (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 8:42am

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        To the industry, technology = illegal activity. You must have missed the memo.

         

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        Ninja (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 9:23am

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        I've come up with a new strategy to identify Trolls. They tend to address to Mike by his surname. Oh wait, their entire posts are one big shout "I AM A TROLL! TROLOLOL!".

        MAFIAA has a long history that classifies as 'fear of technology'. Should I remind you of how 'home taping is killing music' or whatever you call it? How the tapes would ruin the music/movie industry? How file sharing would slaughter the industry - and it still posts record profits?.

        Shut up and read properly, it'll do you good.

         

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        Brendan (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 9:53am

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        I like the part where the typical representative of the record industry thinks their profits take precedent over privacy, due process, free market economics, government for and by the people and the (much larger) profits of the technology industry.

        Oh... no, wait. I hate that part. Right.

         

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 3:13am

    Everybody can tell a pirate site when they see one except for Mike Masnick.

    wink, wink.

     

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      Richard (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 3:18am

      Re:

      Can you please explain the piece of nonsense that you just wrote?

      That way we can be sure how stupid it really is.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 3:29am

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      It's the government sites, right? I mean, they fit the description of bloodthirsty, murderous thieves right?

       

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      guilty until proven innocent?, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 3:57am

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      Innocent until proven guilty goes right out the window, when you want it, right? Ok, then, I'll assume you're some sexual predator. I'd best be safe and get you registered on some sex offenders list. Good luck proving your innocence.

       

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      Mike Masnick (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:21am

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      Everybody can tell a pirate site when they see one except for Mike Masnick.


      So then you agree that the Internet Archive, Vimeo, Vibe Magazine and those others are pirate sites, right?

      I've asked you this directly in the past, and you always disappear...

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:53am

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        OIC, this is the part where you start putting words in people's mouths, right?

        Are those sites on IFPI's list? No? Then why are you makng things up again? You do love to practice FUD, don't you Masnick?

        Hey Mike, should Demonoid's paypal be cut off? Yes or no?

         

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          Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:04am

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          So... you've NOT seen this blacklist, then, right?

          https://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-com-and-archive-org-blacklisted-as-pirate-sites-110610 /

          The one that lists those particulars in it? Or are you just randomly stupid?

           

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            Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:35am

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            Are you suggesting that the sites Masnick mentioned have never had any connection with infringing content?

            But that isn't the point here; answer the question, is that IFPI's list? No?

            Then care to try again, Freetardo?

            Or are you just going to continue to play Masnick's sloppy game of misdirection?

             

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              Richard (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:46am

              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

              Are you suggesting that the sites Masnick mentioned have never had any connection with infringing content?

              Are you suggesting that there is any site on the internet that never had any connection with infringing content?

               

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              Marcel de Jong (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:51am

              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

              So, if a tool has been used for illegal or illegit purposes, it makes that whole tool illegal and should just be banned?

              I'll have the police confiscate all guns, hammers, ballpoints, axes, icepicks, knives, cars, fists, swords, electricity, etc. Because all those tools have had a connection with illegal use. They have all been used to kill someone, which is illegal, and would make the tool illegal in your view.

               

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              Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 7:36am

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              You must be some kind of idiot. Even major companies pirate things from each other but at least they get the benefit of doubt. Joe Shmoe Forums dont. So take your bloodsucking ,deept-hroating corporate shilling back to the asshole you came from.

               

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              Ninja (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 9:38am

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              Oh yes, it's precisely the point, Copyrightard. Those sites may have infringed at some point - NOT willingly - but that's why DMCA takedowns are for, to allow these sites to comply with them and remove the said content.

              Except for the fact that MAFIAA stretches the DMCA and whatever copyirhgt related laws to extremes that are hard to believe at points. This 'agreement' is very dangerous because MAFIAA seems to think the entire internet is copyrighted and should be giving money to them.

              So, for any sane person here that's not a Copyrightard like you the one misdirecting here is none but you even though you are failing hard as always. Note: I'm including in the sanity list ppl that are PRO-copyright but reasoned enough not to be like you.

              So shush, go away and lick MAFIAA's bosses balls as a good MAFIAA puppy.

               

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              techflaws.org (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 10:24pm

              FUD, my ass

              But that isn't the point here; answer the question, is that IFPI's list?

              Funny to see you shilltard try to tell everyone what the point ist. Tough luck that you just don't get to. It doesn't matter if those sites mentioned by Mike are not on the IFPI's list simply because they were on some other list but another rightsholder organisation.

               

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      Ninja (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 9:16am

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      Everybody can tell a troll when they see one. Except this specific Anonymous Coward.

       

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    Chris-Mouse (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 3:43am

    This sounds like something typical of the recording industry tactics. If you can't get what you want by getting the laws rewritten, do an end run around the law. They will do anything to get what they want, anything except prove that they've been harmed.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 3:48am

    Courts are so last century, this is how recording industry is adapting to new modern age of the internet, by phases out involvement in courts.

     

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    Alatar, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 3:48am

    Google checkout, here I come!

    I was considering closing my PayPal account, thanks for helping

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:44am

      Re: Google checkout, here I come!

      Yeah, they only censor autocomplete without judicial oversight. Very non-evil.

      Oh, and pull legitimate music apps from their marketplace without any formal legal request, just a "we don't like it" from the music industry

       

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    Richard (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 3:54am

    From the comments on the link site

    Commenter: misterbump
    "Having advised the Economic Crime Directorate on a couple of issues during 2009 and 2010, I was very surprised by the level of sweet fuck all that they knew. They bemoaned the lack of powers to 'knock heads together'. I shook my head, patronisingly."

     

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    Call me Al, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 3:58am

    Something sounded off about this story so I Googled "The London Police". It turns out they are some sort of art collective.

    While I love the idea of Paypal suspending payments on the word of some graffiti artists I suspect you are actually referring to the Metropolitan Police Service, who I think do have specialists in such things.

    Of course that is really a moot point since there is no way that payments should be suspended on accusations only. The wholesale abandonment of due process because it is inconvenient is really becoming endemic in the US, UK and Europe these days.

    It also makes me wonder if there is any way another provider could step up and become the provider of choice for those with a bit more morals. Or is it an exceptionally difficult game to get into?

     

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    Nicedoggy, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 3:58am

    And here is the reason this won't reduce piracy.
    It is because people just like/need to share things, it is in their nature to do so.

    http://www.shareable.net/blog/new-research-why-people-share-content-online

    Piracy as it is framed today is not about the money, is about some deluded people who believe they can mandate others stop being human beings and start following orders that even they themselves couldn't abide by it LoL

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:06am

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      Just remember that when I pick your pocket and take your money, it's just because you want to share your money with me.

      No really, obviously you do. Thanks bud.

       

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        The eejit (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:30am

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        Been there, done that, got your t-shirt now.

        Thanks for playing.

         

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        JayTee (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:45am

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        I'm sorry this is the wrong analogy, no one is picking your pocket...the money is not there in the first place so it cannot be stolen.

        If you had a better way of getting money into your pocket first, i.e better business model or better quality product then you could in theory have money stolen from you.

         

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        IronM@sk, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:52am

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        Not a long time reader obviously. When you pick someones pocket, they no longer have the physical object you took. When you share digita.... you know what, never mind. You'll never get it.

         

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          Marcel de Jong (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 7:11am

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          I fear as much, we keep having to educate these people of those principles over and over again, and they keep misreading it, either willfully or unintentionally I won't judge.

          We can't move on with the discussion because of them sandbagging us with those ridiculous analogies, that we have to explain again and again that copying isn't the same as stealing. I wish we could move to more productive ways of furthering our culture.
          In 50-100 years time, nothing that's created today culturally-wise will still be (fondly) remembered, at least nothing created by the "content industry", whereas the people who do share their media might stand a chance of being remembered.

           

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        Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 11:23am

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        Making copies of legal tender is counterfeiting. Which is like copyright infringement, which is like stealing, which is like murder.

         

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        Michael, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 2:00pm

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        If you can somehow pick my pocket and in doing so take only a "copy" of my money, leaving my money intact in my pocket, then you would be sharing my money. Your take on things does not jive with piracy or sharing at all.

         

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      Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:27am

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      Exactly, this will not reduce piracy.

      But it will cause problems for those who are not pirates. And since they are not pirates, they cannot use the kinds of tricks pirates could use to avoid being impacted. This is why we are wary of such initiatives.

       

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        Marcel de Jong (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 7:14am

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        What do you mean? You mean that they can't offer their media in unencumbered formats, nor can they offer better quality?

        The majority of people who download stuff from these pirates would gladly pay for the stuff instead, but because of wrong formats, or DRM, or being burned in the past by rubbish material, they decide to grab it first from a website to see if it's worth their time or if it even works on their machines.

         

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    Nicedoggy, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:15am

    Will they cancel Apple's paypal account?

    Quote:
    Most bewildering of all is that even with all their rhetoric chastising piracy and intellectual property theft, Apple apparently has no functional counter-piracy safeguards in place on their Game Center essentially permitting users to play pirated software on their Game Center without any fear of reprisals or consequence

    Source: http://blog.gameized.com/2011/07/12/the-huge-success-of-an-appstore-failure/

     

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    Nicedoggy, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:17am

    You are welcome to copy all the money I have in my pocked dude LoL

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:34am

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      No, not copy, share. Remember it's about sharing.

      But since I'm pickpocketing you, you'll never know it was me. Doesn't matter tho, cuz it's all about the sharing, right?

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:37am

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        (I know I shouldn't feed you, but, whatever...)

        As long as you are ok with sharing too, I don't really see a problem.

         

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        Chargone (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:40am

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        ...
        i'd like to think no one was this stupid.

        then i actually pay attention to reality and am once again disappointed.

         

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        Nicedoggy, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:49am

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        Of course is about sharing, sharing a copy, you can copy all the money in my pocket I don't mind LoL

         

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        Nicedoggy, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:06am

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        All pirates do is copy something, they do their copying using their own resources too.

        If you can't act like a pirate and make it sound bad, moving the goal post further ain't the answer LoL

         

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        Richard (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:07am

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        Your analogy doesn't work and you know it - so you keep trying to fix it

         

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        ASTROBOI, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:24am

        Re: Re:

        "No, not copy, share. Remember it's about sharing.

        But since I'm pickpocketing you, you'll never know it was me. Doesn't matter tho, cuz it's all about the sharing, right?"

        Tell ya what. As long as you limit your pickpocketing to making copies of my wallet and leaving the original in my pocket, we are cool.

         

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    fraggle, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:20am

    London Police & copyright

    The London Police ( presumably the Metropolitan Police) may not be very qualified when it comes to copyright but recent revelations from Murdochgate indicate that they are excellent at cosying up to big media and may even be bought if the price is right.

     

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      Richard (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:08am

      Re: London Police & copyright

      Actually it's the City of London Police - which is separate from the Metroppolitan police - (not that that makes it any better though...

       

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      CommonSense, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:58am

      Re: London Police & copyright

      Yeah, I was just going to ask the question: London police have agreed in 100% of the cases, or they've been paid to agree in them all?? Because we KNOW after the News Of the World scandal that the London Police are not above being paid off.

       

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    Viln (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:31am

    Internet shaping itself...

    There's two ways of looking at this. On the surface this is an example of an unrestricted and unmanageable global network settling on its own morals. The article is somewhat vague on details but it does mention the payment processing providers will interact with the sites in question and request some information or justification for their situation. Since this isn't really a legal judgment there's no expectation of legal due process... the company has the right to choose with whom they do business and they can exercise their own process based on whatever motivates them most: fairness, public image, corporate image, profit etc... I'd rather live in a world where big content continues to try to bribe, blackmail and subvert companies under the table as they have done for years than this brave new world where their brazen Goon Squad with government badges publicly urinates on centuries-old constitutional freedoms to the theme song of Team America World Police.

    On the flip side, moving from theory to reality, the 100% stat should tell you how often we can expect these companies to challenge their content overlords when it comes to a site that may try to put up a challenge. Paypal obviously sees it can make significantly more money being on the good side of the marketplace providers than trying to appease a demographic it thinks doesn't pay for things very often anyway. Other payment processing alternatives will fill in the gaps, because that's what smaller versions of an established business model do... they start by servicing the areas the big fish chooses to ignore.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:40am

    So there is a blackballing or a collective boycott going against sites that a group of associates decide they don't like. Are there no other (albeit smaller) organizations that perform the same job Paypal does? Surely they can't have a monopoly on it.

    Yes its a dick move, yes it makes things less convienient, but there is no right to convienience. If you don't like it, use someone elses services (AMEX, Discover, etc)

     

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      Nicedoggy, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:52am

      Re:

      There may be anti-trust, competition and discrimination issues with that endeavor.

      I wonder how much a website that is not illegal but has its payments blocked could sue Paypal and the others for, maybe there could even be some multi-million dollar damage awards :)

       

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    Anonymous, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:50am

    Still haven't learned their lesson

    How many times does this stupid company have to be brought down before they realize the internet has had it with their shady actions? Paypal has got to have some of the stupidest CEO's on the planet.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 4:58am

    Where is that link...let me see now...I know I have it in here somewhere...oh, there it is:

    http://www.bitcoin.org/

     

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    Vincent Clement (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:00am

    Will PayPal, Visa and MasterCard cut off payments to members of the IFPI if they fail to pay royalties owed to artists? Guess I won't be using PayPal anymore.

     

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    anonymous, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:08am

    considering the shit paypal has been in over the years, there absolute crap customer service and the court appearences have they have had, this is just their way of trying to stop more being thrown at them. typical, gutless company. do as the entertainment industries want instead of standing up for their customers and disputing any charges first. typical entertainment industries; threaten instead of adapting!

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:26am

      Re:

      They have adapted. Along with iTunes and spotify, enforcing the law is but one of the many ways.

      Now when are you going to adapt? You've been behaving the same static way for years now. Did you think that was going to last?

       

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    AJ, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:16am

    Sigh,

    Are these guys complete idiots? Now instead of an electronic trail that can be tracked, the people who use these sites will now simply drop cash in an envelope, with an account name, and mail it to the physical address with no/fake return address. Or are we going to start picking and choosing where mail can/cannot be sent?

    Or how about just sending money to a bank account in a country that doesn't have such draconian laws? Do we really want to chase more money out of our country?

    How about we attack the root of the problem and not the symptoms... lets figure out why people use these sites and run them out of business by out performing them! It's not a perfect idea, but it's better than letting the government decide who gets paid...

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:35am

      Re: Sigh,

      You don't "out-perform" a site that gives away goods they had no investment in producing, when you're the one that was the venture capital for said goods.

       

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        That Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:58am

        Re: Re: Sigh,

        "You don't "out-perform" a site that gives away goods they had no investment in producing"

        Really? The content producers have access to all sorts of things that the other sites can not offer. They can have web chats and offer exclusive offers. (cue you saying that those will just end up copied as well) And you are correct, someone might choose to share those. But there is something about being involved that attracts fans.

        I'm not saying offering an exclusive bumpersticker that requires the customer to turn of their email, cell #, facebook links to get is the right path. You need to look at the business model and see the flaws as flaws first. There should be no reason that an international music company can not release music everywhere at once. Creating arbitrary "regions" seems to be a way to just punish customers for liking your band. They also use it as a method to try and keep "cheaper" copies they produced in the "right" places. This is just a cheap tactic on their part to maximize revenue, and well that is their job. But when they create different version for different areas, and then offer the fans no way to get it outside of that certain region, you are surprised those fans turn to the net?

        But let us ignore that many "pirates" buy more content.
        Let us ignore that as the costs to produce these things has dropped, the retail price goes up.
        Let us ignore that digital "goods" are not one off creations recorded for each order, but an infinite supply copied from an original.
        Let us ignore that they keep a great deal of content locked away, and consumers who want to buy are ignored... so they look at alternate means to get what they want.

         

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        Richard (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:58am

        Re: Re: Sigh,

        You don't "out-perform" a site that gives away goods they had no investment in producing, when you're the one that was the venture capital for said goods.

        If you're the one that produced the stuff in the first place then you have plenty of advantages to set against that initial cost (and remember - that cost has shunk dramatically in recent years).
        Those advantages include

        1. Authenticity
        2. Goodwill.
        3. A head start over the competition.
        4. Ability to use the originators in publicity campaigns.

        If you can't use these to beat the competition then you are stupid.

         

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        The eejit (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:30am

        Re: Re: Sigh,

        Oh? There are two games that say you're full of shit: Minecraft and Dwarf Fortress.

         

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          Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:54am

          Re: Re: Re: Sigh,

          you know i could name a few games most mmos and acording to a report thos kind of games make more money than the subscription one

           

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        techflaws.org (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 10:43pm

        Re: Re: Sigh,

        Right, so despite all the rampant piracy and losses to the industry, it still produces content. How's that for logic?

         

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      The eejit (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 5:35am

      Re: Sigh,

      Because GOD FORBID someone else makes money.

      Also known as the 'Fuck you, I got mine' debating technique. Common users; Teabaggers, the English Defence League and Le Front National.

       

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    Matthew McIntyre, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:14am

    This is just like Nazi Germany

    Remember how the Gestapo had the children spy on you or your best friend spy on you. This kind of reminds me of that. They have gone full blown into dark territory. They have no care about the rights of others as long as they get what they want and you play by their rules. Even if those rules are against international law.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:31am

    Mike, you aren't going to be shocked here, but I have to say I disagree with the whole take on the story.

    What the IFPI is doing is going to paypal, and saying "these people appear to be breaking your ToS". What Paypal has agreed to do is to ask the people involved to provide information to show that they are within the rules of the Paypal ToS. If they cannot do that, Paypal cuts them off.

    For Paypal (and other payment processors), they would be leaving themselves open for incredibly legal risk if the continued to process funds for sites that don't meet their ToS after they have been notified.

    What Paypal is doing is making sure that the sites it handles payments for are able to produce documentation that shows that they feel they are legal and within the ToS.

    There is no requirement for judicial oversight in the application of a company's ToS, provided that ToS is applied equally to all customers. Anyone who disagrees could obviously take Paypal to court and get the judicial branch involved, but it is doubtful that a bunch of pirates are going to do that, right?

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:53am

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      Oh, so the police are just helping make sure users of a service obey the rules that nobody reads anyway? Likely story; the same way the police help out with moderating flame wars on My Little Pony forums - hey, being a jerk is against the TOS!

       

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      Marcel de Jong (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 7:20am

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      Do you have proof that Paypal will do the due diligence needed to verify if a reported site is indeed breaking their terms of service.

      Their track record doesn't speak for them in this case.

      Case in point: Wikileaks. And there are countless other users who found their accounts blocked with no way of accessing THEIR own money that was in those accounts.

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Jul 26th, 2011 @ 6:59am

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        Marcel, Wikileaks was easy - what was on their application, the account being used, wasn't valid. PayPal didn't have to look any further than that.

        Paypal blocks accounts when they think there is illegal activity going on, or when the user account information is not valid. That is normal, they are obliged under US law to "know your client", otherwise they are open for money laundering charges.

        Sorry if it doesn't match up to the anonymous hiding in the bushes way some people want to operate, but it's the law.

         

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          Marcel de Jong (profile), Jul 26th, 2011 @ 8:56am

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          Datacell handled transactions for more organizations than just Wikileaks. And it is Datacell that's gotten blocked, and thus ALL clients of Datacell.

          You wanna talk about unethical? Talk about how Visa, Mastercard and Paypal suddenly on the same day decide that 1 company, that they've had dealings with for a longer period of time, was all of a sudden too hot to handle, right around the time that the US was starting to put pressure on companies that had ties, however loosely, with Wikileaks.

          Datacell was all above board, have always been above board.

           

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      Rikuo (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 12:37pm

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      If there's no judicial oversight required in the application of a TOS...then what. the. hell. are the police doing here? As for your last sentence, Wikileaks is already suing Paypal et al for this tactic.

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 6:54am

    PayPal etc.

    Made it damned hard to donate to WikiLeaks! I think my right to free speech, or expression or something, has been violated.

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2011 @ 7:16am

      Re: PayPal etc.

      You want to donate? Write them a check. Oh wait, they don't take checks, they are hiding. Okay. So get on a plane, fly to their offices in... wait, they don't have offices, they are hiding.

      Yes, we should force private companies to process payments for companies that are hiding. Good idea!

       

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    Chris Rhodes (profile), Jul 25th, 2011 @ 9:19am

    Dwolla

    I think Dwolla is going to get a huge boost in users as PayPal starts its long-foreseen self-destruct cycle.

     

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