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Political fashion for Internet freedoms

AmVidia HQ Re:Explain the Early Shutdown (6 comments)

1) Yes you need javascript on to see the comments on the article

2) I guess Archive.org didn't capture everything. My point still stands that the truly unique stuff of value is the .torrent files metadata, and those are distributed by nature of BitTorrent and the Web.

about 9 months ago
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Political fashion for Internet freedoms

AmVidia HQ Re:Explain the Early Shutdown (6 comments)

I've said before that regardless of my reason for pulling the plug, a timeliness which wasn't particularly my choice, nothing of value was lost. isoHunt largely indexes other sites' torrents and comments/metadata are everywhere. There's Archive.org if you care about looking up what was on isoHunt, and Google for finding torrents.

From another commenter: http://torrentfreak.com/isohunt-founder-launches-kickstarter-for-p2p-clothing-line-131215/#comment-1163735962

Also, nice sig ;)

about 10 months ago
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YouTube Must Give All User Histories To Viacom

AmVidia HQ Problem is poor judgement, although data retention (778 comments)

This is IH from isohunt.com. I've went through this same process with our lawsuit brought by the MPAA so I thought I'll share some of my thoughts on the issue.

As unreasonable as I think these lawsuits by Viacom/MPAA may be, in order for the legal process to work, plaintiffs are entitled to evidence in order to prove their case. However, user privacy should be a large concern in disclosing of data (logs) as evidence, and in neither Youtube's or our case, there's no reason for turning over data that would expose your personal identify (such as your IP address). From glancing the order against Youtube, the reason they were ordered to turn over user histories is to prove user infringements, and inclusion of IP's in such logs is to uniquely identify users who may have signed up multiple usernames/accounts. I call bullshit on that. If someone uses multiple usernames, he can as easily login with multiple IP addresses, disclosing IP's would not help the plaintiffs in proving copyright infringements. I expect Google/Youtube to appeal the order (at least I sure hope so).

As for us, we successfully argued in our MPAA case that we don't need to turn over your IP addresses as it is a violation of user privacy with no evidentiary value, and only turned over .torrent access logs in anonymized form. You may not like to hear that .torrent logs are being turned over, but the truth is we were ordered to do so and that the MPAA does need anonymous logs to prove their frivolous lawsuit.

More at http://isohunt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=134054

more than 6 years ago

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Political fashion for Internet freedoms

AmVidia HQ AmVidia HQ writes  |  about 10 months ago

AmVidia HQ (572086) writes "Now, before you yell Slashvertisement. I'm Gary, isoHunt.com founder, and I'm not pretending this post is anything unbiased. You may have heard of its shutdown. I'm trying to continue the isoHunt legacy with a line of clothing kickstarted with my friend Cliff, blending political satire with stylish designs, that I hope to work as a form of silent protest on issues of Internet freedom and privacy. The majority of profits we raise will be donated to media democracy orgs, as stated on our Kickstarter. We also have more long term ambitions in creating a platform for politically minded artists to design clothing with *any* statement, localized to any country's politics. Designs that are crowdsourced and potentially open sourced as PSD source files.

You can call this soliciting feedback or support from the /. community which I've long lerked, so your comments are most welcomed. Particularly in how to mobilize the politically minded; we aren't kickstarting a fashion brand as much as the political messages it can carry, fashion is just the vehicle and platform we chose."

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