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Nokia shuts down Mosh

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Mar 2009 20:03 User comments (8)

Nokia shuts down Mosh Nokia describes its Mosh site as "a way to fill your phone with safe, free, mobile content like applications, games, videos, widgets, ringtones and more. You can also upload your creations and collect content to organize it for on-the-go access."
Since its launch in 2007, the site has become very popular, with users very happy that their exchange of content is uninterrupted and free. There has been over 137 million downloads since launch, a small number in comparison to Apple's App Store, but still notable as Nokia never advertised Mosh. The company is also very lax as to what can be shared on the site, unlike Apple which has a tough screening process.

Although no reason was given for the shutdown, most agree it is because the site operated under the DMCA safe-harbor provision which meant any copyrighted material is only taken down after a takedown notice is sent out. That rule had the potential to strain relationships with movie studio and the record labels as many users upload clips and custom ringtones.

Nokia did say portions of the site will move onto the upcoming Ovi Store, but all user content will be deleted when the site shuts down.

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8 user comments

119.3.2009 20:37

Dumb move Nokia.

219.3.2009 21:34

you can tell they didnt want to make a court case out of it so they shut it down before legal action came around mafia will get u if u try to use any movies/music not yours and even then u better watch ur butt.

320.3.2009 11:10

I hate music companies - if they had their way we'd go to them to get our frikkin' washing done! When are they going to realise they've been ripping off the public for donkeys years and they're getting their cummuppence (never could spell that word!)?

420.3.2009 14:16

Stupid move on Nokias behalf. They will realize this when sales for Nokia drops drastically. Many of us own Nokia because of Mosh. Weell looks like it is time to find a more customer friendly company.

520.3.2009 20:01

Originally posted by filemang:
Stupid move on Nokias behalf. They will realize this when sales for Nokia drops drastically. Many of us own Nokia because of Mosh. Weell looks like it is time to find a more customer friendly company.
I know of Nokia because it was my first phone and it's the only phone I'll buy because all of the other phones I've tried are cheap and retarded :S

Never heard of Mosh...

623.3.2009 8:38

Please can anyone unlocked a nokia 5300 mobile phone with movistar sim card from Spain. IMEI 357672016071644

723.3.2009 12:37

Originally posted by tudorgos:
Please can anyone unlocked a nokia 5300 mobile phone with movistar sim card from Spain. IMEI 357672016071644
Wrong Place buddy.

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