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Techdirt Podcast Episode 229: Pirate Shaming Lists Don't Work

from the among-many-problems dept

A couple of months ago, we were surprised when a WIPO employee showed up in our comments to defend the organization's new database of supposedly infringing sites against our many criticisms. In that post, we highlighted a Twitter thread from lawyer Rick Shera — who represented Mega — and this week, Shera joins us on the podcast to further discuss the inefficacy and negative impact of these kinds of pirate shaming lists.

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Filed Under: brip, copyright, podcast, rick shera, wipo
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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Oct 2019 @ 4:48pm

    Without the piracy shaming lists I would not have had any idea those websites existed. They work for something.

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    finger "guns" are now a felony, 15 Oct 2019 @ 8:20pm

    So, you're wasting OUR time railing at what doesn't matter?

    the inefficacy and negative impact of these kinds of pirate shaming lists.

    At best, you're complaining enemies are ineffective! SHEESH. Let the continue, silly!

    IF they had no effect, then you pirates would ignore them. You don't. Therefore they have effect.

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      Anonymous Coward, 16 Oct 2019 @ 12:59am

      Re:

      Have a DMCA vote.

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      Dave, 16 Oct 2019 @ 11:40am

      Re: So, you're wasting OUR time railing at what doesn't matter?

      Let the......er......um......WHAT continue? Small matter of either dud grammar or a word missing? Seems to sum up the mentality of that particular poster......eh......what? Oh it's old Blue, again, eh? Well, well. Looks like back to school.

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    Anonymous Coward, 16 Oct 2019 @ 3:37pm

    Wow, this is some real cutting edge stuff here. I don't know how you guys can keep on top of everything considering how busy 2003 has been. Maybe next year will be easier. Have a happy 2004!

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