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Old 03-05-2010, 01:22 PM   #16
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Wasn't there actually a problem with MR linking to a site, not a pirate site but something to do with a DRM-breaking script?
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:07 PM   #17
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I must be completely clueless as I've never even heard of a pirate site masquerading as a library!
It's not, really. It looks nothing like a library, just some guy distributing copies of copyrighted material that he says come from his "personal" library. Looks like he only allows you 5 downloads because he's trying to get "donations".

Of course, taking money starts putting this into the realm of criminal copyright infringement, but it doesn't look like this guy has a clue anyway.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:10 PM   #18
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Wasn't there actually a problem with MR linking to a site, not a pirate site but something to do with a DRM-breaking script?
Yes, I believe MR got a takedown request from Amazon at one point. It was an obvious abuse of the DMCA by Amazon, but that doesn't matter when lawyers start getting involved. MR doesn't have the resources to fight them.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:36 PM   #19
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It's not, really. It looks nothing like a library, just some guy distributing copies of copyrighted material that he says come from his "personal" library. Looks like he only allows you 5 downloads because he's trying to get "donations".

Of course, taking money starts putting this into the realm of criminal copyright infringement, but it doesn't look like this guy has a clue anyway.
Ah, now I know which one we're talking about.....definitely a pirate site.
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Strangely enough I came across the site after reading this thread and then someone completely unrelated to MR mentioning the site on a random thread I was reading at Goodreads.

At least I'm 99% sure it's the site in question. The "personal collection" claims and 5 downloads are a dead giveaway.

Quite the coincidence.

Sharing copyrighted works is questionable enough, but to try to make money from it takes it to a whole new level!
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:50 PM   #21
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Sharing copyrighted works is questionable enough, but to try to make money from it takes it to a whole new level!
Makes me wonder what country this site is based out of. This isn't even the grey area of hosting user content, this person is doing direct distribution and taking money for it. I'm shocked he hasn't gotten nailed by the copyright police yet.
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Makes me wonder what country this site is based out of. This isn't even the grey area of hosting user content, this person is doing direct distribution and taking money for it. I'm shocked he hasn't gotten nailed by the copyright police yet.
I don't think he's in America - he doesn't use American spelling.. and he asks for European currency..
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:36 PM   #23
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Pirates Have Parrots RIGHT ? ......

So maybe Parrot Sites let you download Pirate Books ???
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:41 PM   #24
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Pirates Have Parrots RIGHT ? ......

So maybe Parrot Sites let you download Pirate Books ???
And Parrots have Rights, right?
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Makes me wonder what country this site is based out of. This isn't even the grey area of hosting user content, this person is doing direct distribution and taking money for it. I'm shocked he hasn't gotten nailed by the copyright police yet.
The first rule of.....well you know the rest
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:10 PM   #26
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Only the Geographically Restricted ones
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:36 PM   #27
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Our African Gray rules the house. Totally dominates our poor dog.
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:48 PM   #28
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Our African Gray rules the house. Totally dominates our poor dog.

Ah yes. Dogs don't have a change against parrots.
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Ah yes. Dogs don't have a change against parrots.
How could they, dogs are are nowhere near as intelligent. And while dogs are trusting and always faithful and loving, parrots are exactly like human children.
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... parrots are exactly like human children.


I'll stick to dogs!
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