BTJunkie Shuts Down for Fear of Persecution

February 6, 2012 -

According to TorrentFreak one file-sharing site isn't going to wait around to be shut down by some government somewhere. Instead its founder is saying goodbye with a new welcome message on the site:

"This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we've decided to voluntarily shut down. We've been fighting for years for your right to communicate, but it's time to move on. It's been an experience of a lifetime, we wish you all the best!"

BTJunkie's unknown founder said that his or her decision to shut the site down was a direct result of seeing the legal action taken against MegaUpload and Pirate Bay. BTJunkie was recently blocked from search results by Google, and had been reported to the US Government for allegedly offering pirated material. No legal action has been taken against the site.

Source: TorrentFreak


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Re: BTJunkie Shuts Down for Fear of Persecution

The image of the BitTorrent Hydra that was passed around a few years ago suddenly comes to mind...

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Papa Midnight

Re: BTJunkie Shuts Down for Fear of Persecution

Simplified my thoughts over IP distribution, your thoughts?

 

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Out with Copyright in with IP rights.
Let’s make this as simple as one can.

Intent: Trying to make any money. If fail its distribution must not be halted. If pass move to profit.

Profit: Trying to make a profit. If fail its distribution must not be halted.  If pass move to Public use.

Public use: 80% of the most frequently sold lowest quality item from the IP owner. If pass its distribution must not be halted.  If fail move to revenue sharing.

Revenue sharing: Shares 25% of everything brought in or 40% of profit to the IP owner or representative. If pass its distribution must not be halted.  If fail then the items or item in question may not be distributed.

 

Addendum 1: This process seeks to itemize, track and limit all forms of digital distribution for digital copies of unique physical or digital items.

Addendum 2: Unique physical copies/licenses are treated as any other physical item.

Addendum 3: In order for digital items to be protected under this process digital IP items must be sold with a tracking number as so the end user/consumer may resale that Unique item.(this means that all copies of the item in question are looked at via these rules if not then they have no protection under these rules.)

Addendum 4:The IP owner may only use a unique license, tracking number or hardware number to limit use of the IP item under question.  Any other scheme or process to halt the ability of the end user to make a copy or backup is illegal.


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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Re: BTJunkie Shuts Down for Fear of Persecution

Eh, for better or for worse, online piracy will find a way.  One of the reasons it persists is because everything on the internet is made of the same material: bits, bytes, and electrical pulses.  Imagine if absolutely everything in real life was made of water, from the people to windows, to food and all common substances.  The world would be easy to manipulate that way, no?  You could build up your defenses all you want, but in the end they'd still be made of the same thing that every reasonably smart person knows how to modify and control.

This is also the primary reason why I don't think digital media will ever replace physical media.  CDs, DVDs, and everything else like them have more security and permanence simply due to existing on the same material plane humans occupy.  That's also why one secret to combating online piracy is to release better quality products, including tapping into the sort of merchanise that can't be torrented or is too big of a pain in the butt to transfer digitally and reproduce with a 3D printer or something.

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Treat me nice, or you may end up in my next novel.

Re: BTJunkie Shuts Down for Fear of Persecution

As 3D printers get better, we might have to address this someday...

Re: BTJunkie Shuts Down for Fear of Persecution

Maybe.  But then again, maybe not.  3D printers may be forever limited by the kind of material they can print with.  An aluminum bat, for example, is useful because of the material it's made with.  Can 3D printers print with aluminum?

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Treat me nice, or you may end up in my next novel.

Re: BTJunkie Shuts Down for Fear of Persecution

Ever heard of a lathe?

-Greevar

"Paste superficially profound, but utterly meaningless quotation here."

Re: BTJunkie Shuts Down for Fear of Persecution

I feel the net growing colder.

Re: BTJunkie Shuts Down for Fear of Persecution

A shame but there are many to replace it.


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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http://zippydsm.deviantart.com/

Re: BTJunkie Shuts Down for Fear of Persecution

Well, for good or bad, that's about as clear a sign of self-censorship as we could get.

 
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