Posted by: Dex | February 4, 2010

File Sharers Arrested By Police in Sweden

Police in Sweden carried out a series of surprise attacks across country on 2 February 2010. According to some people they seem to be going the same way as IFPI. The police aimed at those individuals who are involved in sharing music tracks through Direct Connect. The declared but not proven operator of the hub is in custody and others are charged for violation of copyrighted material.

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It clearly seems like Police have been forced by the music industry in Sweden with the help of IPRED legislation to attempt some legal actions over the individuals who are involved in illegal file-sharing.

According to Chief executive of IFPI Sweden, Lars Gustafsson, about 20 complaints have been lodged against illegal distribution of copyrighted material and from them, only five were found to be the big ones who have 9,000 and 17,000 music tracks each that makes them involved in such activity which lead the police to take legal actions against them.

Moreover, a 28 year-old man got an arrest warrant after the search and arrest mission of places like Gothenburg, Docksta, Handen and Upplands Väsby and he even agreed the crime attempted by him but refused the charges, according to prosecutor Frederick Ingblad.

Internet police want to crack down on illegal file sharers.

And the other ones, who were charged for violation of copyrighted material, lost their equipments which were taken into custody for further investigation & two have accepted being involved according to the reports of Ingblad.

IFPI’s Lars Gustafsson told DN that “This business is still too large. There are so many new and good options there is really no reason anymore for people to steal music.”

Moreover, the leader of the Swedish Party, Rick Falkvinge said, “When the police go in and take people’s private computers because they have shared music, it’s completely wrong. Record companies are running with the same argument that publishers did when libraries came into being. They warned that no one would continue to write books if it was possible to borrow them for free.”

If we compare Sweden with other countries regarding sharing through Direct Connect, then its still said to be one of the most popular countries. IFPI is getting full on chances to raid whole lot of individuals who share almost their entire collection of music at one place and the same comes up as the advantage of IFPI which stretches the violation of copyrighted material and helps them to get solid evidences.

Police have been on a search and arrest mission and we will never know when it will be over. Lets see how many they take with them and how many they can bear. Fasten your seat belts, after IFPI, now Police is there to catch the illegal file-sharers.

[Via Emuworld]

Posted by: Dex | October 1, 2009

WTF?

What the? The Wisconsin Tourism Federation has changed its name due to an unfortunate acronym.
The Wisconsin Tourism Federation has recently had to change its name due to an unfortunate acronym. WTF is an acronym widely used on teh interwebz meaning What the fuck? The tourism organization was reportedly unaware of the associations of its acronym until it became the butt of jokes on blogs and websites so it made the change after the meaning of the common text-message slang was brought to its attention. Although Google is yet to catch up on the name change, with search results still showing the old logo.
Posted by: Dex | September 24, 2009

To Write Love on Her Arms

Depression is a matter which has effected me personally so as a result Blogdope has decided to lend its support to To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) which is a charity dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.

Depression does not discriminate

Depression does not discriminate

TWLOHA believe that…

You were created to love and be loved.  You were meant to live life in relationship with other people, to know and be known. You need to know that your story is important and that you’re part of a bigger story.  You need to know that your life matters.

Blogdope through SocialVibe is now giving visitors to this website an opportunity to raise money by combining social networking, advertising, and social justice. The sponsor of your choice will donate money to the charity of your choice. The endorsement is added to your MySpace or Facebook page. From there, you can invite friends into the mix.  Support TWLOHA now by creating a profile at SocialVibe.com or by clicking the widget to the right >>

You can also follow TWLOHA on their blog and on Twitter.

Posted by: Dex | September 23, 2009

Obama Wants Your Money (And Soul!)

Obama wants your soul...

First it was ‘global warming’ … now the latest buzzword is ‘climate change’.

Whatever will they come up with next to make us acquiesce?

Posted by: Dex | September 23, 2009

The Future Is Ours For The Taking

Microchipped children - Courtesy of the NWO

Microchipped children - Courtesy of the NWO

I sometimes feel like an alien creature
for which there is no earthly explanation.
Sure I have human form, walking erect
and opposing digits,
but my mind is upside down.
I feel like a run-on sentence
in a punctuation crazy world.
And I see the world around me
like a mad collective dream.

An endless stream of people
move like ants from the freeway.
Cell phones, PC’s, and digital displays.
“In Money We Trust,” we’ll find happiness
the prevailing attitude; like a genetically modified
irradiated Big Mac is somehow symbolic of food.

Morality is legislated.
Prisons over-populated.
Religion is incorporated.
The profit-motive has permeated all activity.
We pay our government to let us park on the street,
and war is the biggest money-maker of all.
We all know missile envy only comes from being small.

Politicians and prostitutes
are comfortable together.
I wonder if they talk about
the strange change in the weather.
This government was founded by, of, and for the people.
But everybody feels it;
like a giant open sore,
they don’t represent us anymore.
And blaming the President for the country’s woes
is like yelling at a puppet for the way it sings.
Who’s the man behind the curtain pulling the strings?

A billion people sitting watching their TV
in the room that they call living.
But as for me,
I see living as loving.
And since there is no loving room,
I sit on the grass under a tree
dreaming of the way things used to be.
Pre-Industrial Revolution,
which of course is before the rivers and oceans,
and skies were polluted
before Parkinson’s, and mad cows
and all the convoluted cacophony of bad ideas
like skyscrapers, and tree paper, and earth rapers
like Monsanto and Dupont had their way
as they continue to today.

This was Pre-us
back when the buffalo roamed
and the Indian’s home
was the forest, and God was nature
and heaven was here and now.
Can you imagine clean water, food, and air
living in community with animals and people who care?
Do you dare to feel responsible
for every dollar you lay down?

Are you going to make the rich man richer?
Or are you going to stand your ground?
You say you want a revolution,
a communal evolution,
to be a part of the solution;
maybe I’ll be seeing you around.

~ Woody Harrelson

Posted by: Dex | September 11, 2009

Hackers Threats to Take Down Government Sites

Hackers who brought down the Australian Prime Minister’s website this week have already outlined their plans for round two, they will step up their attacks. A message posted recently on their website, which has been used to rally supporters of their anti-internet filtering hacking campaign, outlines plans to attempt to break into back-end government systems rather than simply knocking government websites offline by flooding them with traffic.

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Source: The Age

President Obama recently addressed students in the US and implored them to be careful about what you post on Facebook, because in the YouTube age whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life…

The same mainstream media and governments which have openly deceived us are now trying to warn people off the internet by brainwashing young people into thinking they will get in trouble if they post something controversial. Don’t believe their lies.

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Message to bloggers from corporate America…

Don’t say anything controversial
Don’t think anything controversial

Posted by: Dex | September 1, 2009

Social Media or Chocolate?

Female internet users in the U.S. and Canada were surveyed recently and asked to choose between social media sites like Facebook and Twitter or engaging in another activity. The findings were a little surprising!

More than one-third (36%) of women surveyed by She’s Connected Multi Media would sooner give up chocolate, their Pradas, or their mothers-in-law before they gave up social networking.
OK mother-in-laws are a given.

I can even get my head around giving up Pradas.
BUT chocolate?

Chocolate for computer lovers.

Posted by: Dex | August 24, 2009

Bloggers Beware – Big Brother is Watching You!

An anonymous blogger whose identity identity was initially unknown has recently been revealed by a court order after she called Vogue Australia cover girl Liskula Cohen a psychotic, whoring, lying … skank. The blogger a 29-year-old New York fashion student by the name of Rosemary Port now plans to sue Google for $US15 million for breaching her privacy.

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Judge Joan Madden, in ordering Google to reveal Port’s identity, rejected claims by Port’s lawyer that the comments were mere opinion or trash talk, and that only factual assertions could be considered libelous. Surely if assertions had a basis in fact they are fair game. This is clearly a warning shot by courts putting bloggers on notice that freedom of speech or anonymity no longer exists online.

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Whats more surprising is that Google once known for its catchphrase do no evil and one of the biggest companies in the world can bow down to some cheap arse tart (allegedly haha) and breach someones privacy. Would it not have been more appropriate to just suspend the blog or requested the removal of the offending post at the outset? It doesn’t augur well for bloggers.

Google or Big Brother?

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