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Originally Posted by Cyris
I prefer usenet anyway - no damn captchas and stuff doesn't get deleted. People are afraid to use it tho because they only understand point and click web pages. Long live USENET!!!
Originally Posted by Prozac4545
That's untrue. In the very least, Nintendo has been sending take-down notices to Giga and other NSPs. Also, I'm fairly certain that the movie studios (and/or MPA(A)) have been sending out C&D orders ..
Originally Posted by BahumatLord
I think they've always sent the letters, but not too much has come from it. Usenet has been an essential part of the internet since the beginning and is not based in any one country or organized by any one group like these file sharing sites. There's not too much that can be done to stop that kind of thing happening. I think usenet is seen more as infrastructure. Megaupload and other sites were/are at risk because they pay people for the number of downloads for their files. That's how Megaupload got charged with racketeering and some of the other charges. Usenet isn't set up that way. At most all they can do is shut down a news provider but it does not affect usenet in the slightest. Nothing is lost - you just switch to a different provider. Anyway - no captchas is still 1000% better. I always check usenet for something before I look at torrents or file hosting sites
Plenty has come from it. Wii games get wiped out, left and right. Good luck trying to find a Wii game posted ~40 days or more ago.
I have used Newzbin for the past 8 years, editing for 6 of them .. have used Usenet since 1994. I realize Usenet isn't a centralized service, but many of the big providers are based out of the US (Giga!). These providers are the focus of Nintendo and the MPAA's attacks. With their current setups, this will only happen more and more.
Eventually, Giga will go .. that will put a dent on things, at least temporarily. Where Giga dies, plenty of new providers will pop up, I'm aware. Was just pointing out that Usenet isn't (currently) impenetrable.
I don't own a Wii, but I just checked Super Mario Galaxy found on a 100% free (but slow - sorry can't give more info here) news provider from 316 days ago. Like I said, those letters/legal actions may affect 1 or 2 providers based in the US, but usenet will live untouched because it is not owned and operated by any single group of people in any one country/nation. If you're having problems with Giganews, then just switch providers - there are many to choose from and yes, even a couple 100% free ones that provide binaries up to 400 days old completely untouched/deleted
Either usenet or IRC
ahhh yes why not anonyupload good idea im so pissed i cant download my manga because 1 sites being a puss and 1 is dead
Giga resells their lines/services to other providers. They make up for an extremely large portion of NSPs. A very large portion of posts to Usenet are made through Giga.
Yes, I'm aware of everything you're saying. I'm not battling to be right, but just pointing out, again, that Usenet isn't impenetrable. Things absolutely do get deleted.
(and it's not just Giga who are being targeted. Astra, who makes up for another large portion, also are being targeted.)