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News TV piracy site shut down

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 22 Oct 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. Carnival

    Carnival Dremel a WHAT?!

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    Nooooo!

    Oh man that sucks! I love tv-links... I use that more than a I watch actual TV! *Grumbles about authorities taking away all the best stuff*
     
  3. Clocked

    Clocked Yar! It be drivin' me nuts...

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    man i hated tv-links anyway, most of the clips ran in a browser (visibly ie no fullscreen) and were crap quality. Still tis a shame to see the site go. wonder how long till stage6 is shut down...

    apologies for the link i forgot myself
     
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  4. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    stage 6 wont be shut down. It is protected in a similar way to youtube and all the sites that the files are actually hosted on. Everything is user submitted and when you sign up as a user you agree not to upload anything copyrighted. When people do, its up to the hosting site to take them down, but its not actually their fault. Even though I'm sure some sites, like dailymotion actually get most their visits from sites like tv-links.

    Also, tv-links wasn't a torrent site.
     
  5. Clocked

    Clocked Yar! It be drivin' me nuts...

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    RE:Stage6 - fair enough then, still the "content police" aren't doing a good job are they..
     
  6. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    No! How else am I going to pass school time!

    (well, I k of a few ways actually..)
     
  7. cjoyce1980

    cjoyce1980 New Member

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    If they got the good US shows over here quicker then site like these would not exist, but eztv is a good one too. like i can wait 6 month for heroes, lost and family guy!
     
  8. The Chugnut

    The Chugnut New Member

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    Can someone please explain to me why TV-Links has been labelled a "torrent" site? Maybe I'm missing something obvious.
     
  9. Andy Mc

    Andy Mc Well-Known Member

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    Last time I checked tv-links.co.uk was not a torrent site.........
     
  10. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    ^ Agreeing with above comments, TV-Links was not a torrent site.

    Tis a shame its gone but what can you do I suppose.
     
  11. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i agree with the above.....

    anyway, its eztv for me anyway..... until the guys that make the media grow some common sense......
     
  12. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Thanks will., I didn't get involved with the editing of this story, but I have updated the story to reflect what TV Links actually was. :)
     
  13. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    no problemo :)

    I always wondered why they didn't make it a user submitted site... They were always going to get caught eventually but with user submitted links they would at least had some level of immunity.
     
  14. completemadness

    completemadness New Member

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    Wow, just Wow

    i thought TV were on pretty stable legal ground tbh ..... - the same kind that TPB, Demonoid and Isohunt were ... oh wait
    Anyway, i wonder what the guy will get charged for .... and if it will stand trial

    /me waits for the TV-links replacement site, also, the owner of TV-Links has never profited at all from it, they don't host ad's, and they have to pay for the server .....
    Anyway, its hardly a blow to TV piracy, all the videos are still there, its just harder to get them ...
     
  15. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    ffs where am I going to watch south park and QI now?
     
  16. completemadness

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    link removed - linking to websites promoting piracy is against the forum rules

    Once again, proving the system doesnt work, oh yeah!
     
  17. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Yea they did. There were adds all over that site.
     
  18. completemadness

    completemadness New Member

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    HM, i guess i still don't think of that stuff as piracy
    Also, you talk about/link TPB, isohunt, etc etc all the time ... whats the difference, Hell you linked tv-links in this article ... (except the site is down, for now)

    So is saying the name acceptable, or perhaps hinting what the url would be ;)

    HM i had never seen any, and i remember a forum discussion saying they would never implement them because making money just makes it oh so much more illegal
     
  19. Tim S

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    Talking about their actions and condoning those actions (by linking to specifics) is a different thing. Saying "The Pirate Bay helps to distribute copyrighted material" is slightly different to saying "hay guys, the latest episode of <insert favourite show here> is available for download on pirate bay <link>".

    If you've read most if not all of our news on subjects such as this, we're talking about the trials and tribulations of these places, not about specifics - the news is kept deliberately vague because we're reporting the news... nothing more, nothing less.
     
  20. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Do not fool yourself, you promote them by posting about them.
     
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