TV-Links.co.uk owner arrested, site shut down

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  1. TrickyDisco

    TrickyDisco <b><font color=blue>Voted TFW2005's Sexiest Female

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    http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/16655661.html

    Crapola. :( 
     
  2. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    So, he got arrested for linking to other sites that were actually hosting the illegal material?

    Will this stand up in court?
     
  3. Draven

    Draven Banned

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    I sure as hell hope not. It's completely ludicrous. I expect they thought they had a better chance of fucking him over than they did with Google.
     
  4. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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    Nooooooooooooooooo!
    So that's what happened to TV-links!? This will never hold upp in court, the site wasn't illegal, it didn't host any material it merely linked to it!
     
  5. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Shit, sucks to be him.

    I wonder why, out of all the hundreds of sites like it on the net, they chose that one specifically.

    Also, I echoe D_C's statement. Why go after the guy who points out FACT's failure to catch the real crooks. Why not actually go after those putting the stuff up.
    Go after Google you asshats, or are they too tough for you to do some real work.

    I wonder if FACT intends to use actual truthful evidence to try and get this guy sentenced. I hope the judge throws out the case.

    Also, thanks alot FACT, now how the fuck am I meant to watch season 2 of Heroes, huh?

    (Bolded for pissed-off-ness)
     
  6. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    That's insane.

    Even if he beats it, he's been thrown in jail and he'll have to pay legal fees, so he's still going to lose. Bullshit.
     
  7. Soundwave84

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    what the hell man come on the man was doing a good thing couldnt they let him be now what is going to happen to me at work i am going to be all bored with out all that free tv!!!!! GRRRRR
     
  8. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    I was wondering why it wasn't working today
     
  9. MegaPrime33

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    This absolutely blows. I loved that site. I was trying to go to it all weekend as I wanted to watch last Thurs Smallville. Bastards.
     
  10. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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  11. EvaUnit13

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    I'm a little confused, so the site was just linking to the other sites that had the videos?
     
  12. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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    Yes. Nothing was hosted on TV-links. Everything was on Google video, VEOH, Youtube, Stage-6 and other simmilar sites. TV-link merely provided the links.
     
  13. EvaUnit13

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    Thanks. That is fucked up
     
  14. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    The G1 episodes were removed about a month or so ago... (most were dead anyways)

    But I did like watching other stuff there!
     
  15. Methos

    Methos ...Hail Megatron

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    No more music videos,No more Buffy,No more free TV!
     
  16. Greenshadow0

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    Or we could wait for re-runs or even buy boxed sets of TV Shows.
     
  17. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Careful there with that sensible talk, this is the internet.

    While i'm not going to pretend that i've never partaken in similar activity myself, whining when legal authorities and/or copyright holders make it more difficult to do so is pretty rich reguardless of what you might think about the legal trouble that the dude is in.
     
  18. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    I've never used the site even once. If I'm going to pirate TV shows, I'm going to find quality sources. However, it is messed up that they're going after these guys instead of the actual sources, obviously just because they have less money and look like easier targets. If they went after Google et al to get the content removed, indexing websites couldn't link to it. Going after the wrong group is always a bad thing, no matter why certain people might be complaining about it.
     

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