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Pidgin Controversy Triggers Fork

Gossi Oh, jesus - this sets new stupidity levels (1104 comments)

I'm serious, I'm not trolling. Why on earth didn't they just, like, make it a feature people can toggle in the options? A fork over this is insane.

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OiNK BitTorrent site raided, closed

Gossi Gossi writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Gossi writes "OiNK, one of the largest invitation only BitTorrent sites on the internet, has been raided by police in the UK and Amsterdam, reports the BBC. From the article — "A 24-year-old man from Middlesbrough was arrested on Tuesday morning. [..] At the same time his employer — a large multi-national company — and his father's home were also raided." Unsurprisingly, the site is now offline."
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Gossi Gossi writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Gossi writes "The Register reports a 25-year-old man has been arrested under the Fraud Act. His crime? "Advertising and selling allofmp3.com vouchers through auction sites such as eBay and the website allofmp3vouchers.co.uk". Apparently the bust followed an investigation by global recording industry body IFPI and the BPI. What's interesting about the case is that it's now a criminal offence in the UK under Section 2 of the Fraud Act 2006 to sell music without authorisation, rather than it being a civil matter, and that law is being used to target sellers of vouchers."
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Gossi Gossi writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Gossi (731861) writes "What happens when a film studio and a fanbase get into bed? Fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly, and the movie by Universal Studios — Serenity — are not amused. After being encouraged to viral market Serenity, the studio has started legal action against fans (demanding $9000 in retroactive licensing fees in one case and demanding fan promotion stop), and going after Cafepress. The fans response? Retroactively invoice Universal for their services."

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