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MySpace will begin blocking illegal content

Written by Dave Horvath @ 31 Oct 2006 7:07 User comments (27)

MySpace will begin blocking illegal content The Internet community phenomenon known as MySpace has released a statement saying they are integrating a new software that will scan old and new MySpace pages for integrated files that may be copyright protected.
The company's CEO and co-founder Chris DeWolfe stated "MySpace is staunchly committed to protecting artists' rights, whether those artists are on major labels or are independent acts. This is another important step we're taking to ensure artists control the content they create."

Recently, many online websites have come under scrutiny from the major record labels to cease and desist usage of copyrighted materials. MySpace looks to be protecting their assets from obvious potential lawsuits from organizations such as the RIAA.

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27 user comments

131.10.2006 7:18

Kinda saw this coming....

231.10.2006 7:23

No offense, but how retarded is all this getting. All it is is a snippet of video or just a show because a person likes it. I mean, if it is a video of a group...so what...it isn't like you are gaining any money from it by having it viewed on your Myspace page. If anything, it is HELPING the band or movie. I know that I saw a trailer of the movie "Slither" on myspace, and if I hadn't saw that, I wouldn't have known the movie was coming out...not that it was that great of a movie anyways. However, if there is like pornography and such on someones page, that should be taken off. Anyways, myspace is a little over-rated anyways and it just gets perverted just like any other medium. It would be great if companies would stop crying like little *itches and just go ahead and let people express themselves with song and/or video.

331.10.2006 8:49

I agree, this is all getting a little out of control. I honestly think that this website will be the center of attention for about 2-3 yrs. if that. Remember the site www.hotornot.com? that was all the rant and rave for about 2 yrs, then nothing as all these other sites starting popping up doing the exact same thing. The same thing is going to prolly start happening with this website. Just give it a little time and this site will die and others of the same nature will pop up. You can't stop it....

431.10.2006 11:06

like we like the crap that these people put out now :
and they want us to actually pay for this edited by ddp. edited by ddp>.<

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Nov 2006 @ 4:54

531.10.2006 12:45

Aww, no more My Chemical Romance or HxC HARDCOREZ EMO BAND videoes.

631.10.2006 13:32

actually kinda glad this finally happened to Myspace.. Now I wont go damned deaf from some idiot having a song/video on their profile turned up way tooo high. Tho I can see the RIAA demanding Myspace pull down any content that isnt copyrighted as well. you know those independent bands, those unsigned bands might have their songs ripped off w/o the RIAA's protection and all lol

731.10.2006 14:40

The RIAA and Sony should team up. They both enjoy keeping a tight leash around thier customers' necks. CONTROL!! CONTROL!!!

831.10.2006 18:57

I heard a about a band who was giving a concert and turned a CD-R of their music loose on the P2P networks to advertize. The thing's still on the P2P networks advertizing the band, and they sell T-Shirts and hard copies of the CD-R's and stuff at the concerts.

91.11.2006 1:25

Oh fck and ehre I was hopeingit was a new crack down on cam whores and spammers...nnooo we have to protect the fcking corperations first...

101.11.2006 4:55

post edited. watch the language everybody

111.11.2006 5:09

damn i put a copy of xp student media edition on pc they gave daughter at college, now cant d/l music, I wonder..........put old one back and still wont work

121.11.2006 10:20

Myspace is edited by ddp anyway im glad this happened

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131.11.2006 10:46

This was going to happen regardless. Otherwise a Google youtube thing was going to occur.

141.11.2006 12:23

I guess this goes for music as well. Again, another freedom of ours being sucked away...

151.11.2006 12:47

MYSPACE IS DUMB i think they should just take it off the internet completely



161.11.2006 12:48

I totally saw this coming to, too bad the RIAA is so sue happy. While I don't personally use MySpace (personally I think its a waste of time), I know many people that do and with the large amounts of people that use MySpace I could see someone finding a way around these new restrictions. With as big as MySpace a hole will be found in the restrictions and if/when that happens MySpace will have to manually take down "copyrighted" content off individual pages which will take forever. Peace, Pop Smith

171.11.2006 12:53

ppl who have a myspace should get a life



181.11.2006 13:06

Gah, what is it with the RIAA grrr

191.11.2006 14:31

The company's CEO Chris DeWolfe stated, "MySpace is staunchly committed to protecting artists' rights..." Blah blah BLAH!!!! I call pure BULLCRAP. Artist's right's my A$$. It's not the artists that are CONSTANTLY whining about copyright infringment. They KNOW having their videos out there can only help their careers. Unless they happen to be one of those few acts in the "top 40", artists are the first ones to get screwed buy the music biz, after that it's us, the fans.

201.11.2006 19:13

<QUOTE>The RIAA and Sony should team up. They both enjoy keeping a tight leash around thier customers' necks. CONTROL!! CONTROL!!!</QUOTE> are you kidding? sony lets its hardware fly free in the wind. you didnt even need a mod chip to play backups on the ps2, or even to play backups online! <QUOTE>MySpace is staunchly committed to protecting artists' rights, whether those artists are on major labels or are independent acts. This is another important step we're taking to ensure artists control the content they create.</QUOTE> yeh right... i call bullshit. he says that to keep laywers happy. behind the scenes the mods are probably told to let everything go without restraint, fox knows if it wants a return on that 500 mil investment it cant dilute myspace. it would be funny if they only blocked fox stuff.

211.11.2006 21:26

2f4st4you You are TOTALLY RIGHT!!! I like to call it "Gayspace" and make fun of everyone that has one.

222.11.2006 1:44

Myspace was ok till it became a sexy single site then the cam whores followed ><

232.11.2006 6:49

[quote=georgeluv]are you kidding? sony lets its hardware fly free in the wind. you didnt even need a mod chip to play backups on the ps2, or even to play backups online!


What the hell do you mean you do not need a mod chip to play back ups online? [quote=cart0181]You are TOTALLY RIGHT!!! I like to call it "G*yspace" and make fun of everyone that has one.
That post could and will offend someone.

243.11.2006 15:22

i m glad u agree with me there needs to b more ppl like us so we can get it off the interweb



253.11.2006 21:27

BluRay
myspace has devolved into a dating site....and a free one at that.


yes you need a chip to play PS2 games online or at least swap magic


and no the PS3 is not region free its crossed regioned.




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

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2625.11.2006 15:33

For Christ sake, You foolish scallywags are talking gibberish. No talking in code. This is a forum after all. I wantto know whats going on,.....Please

2725.11.2006 15:56

baab ask me questions and I shall tell you no lie. I might answer the question even :3

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