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The Great SrH : (12 July 2019 - 12:23 pm) Ahh sorry - we think it was suicide!
DxWo : (08 July 2019 - 01:30 am) Hey SrH, no Phenomenal TJ, the one who committed suicide .. what did he do? :(
The Great SrH : (07 July 2019 - 09:31 pm) Hey guys! Dx, I think you’re thinking Tj Da Dj?
DxWo : (01 July 2019 - 09:48 pm) LMD how did TJ go? :(
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KCC : (18 June 2019 - 02:24 am) Phenomenal TJ? I probably hadn't spoken to him in like 7 or 8 years at this point. What a fucking shame :(
Jeremy : (09 June 2019 - 03:41 pm) Oh wow... that's terrible. He was one of those guys who I didn't interface too much with, but I always knew who he was. Tough to take news like that. Hope you lot are well, really do
LMD : (08 June 2019 - 07:31 am) Yeah, it was suicide. There were 2 posts around the day of talking about it and how he did it. Lots of people talking about his mental health issues and depression. Admittedly, he and I had a falling out years ago so I hadn't really spoken to him, so no idea what he was going through nor could I even begin to guess. :\
The Great SrH : (02 June 2019 - 08:18 pm) News*
The Great SrH : (02 June 2019 - 08:18 pm) Oh shit that’s sad. I looked him up and had a read through. Looked like he was struggling with mental health so my guess is suicide. Awful need tho!
Jeremy : (02 June 2019 - 03:34 pm) I don't know exactly, but his facebook page is now a "Remembering" page. No other context that I see, but it includes a disclaimer/notice from Facebook at the top of the page about his page being a memorialized account :(
The Great SrH : (31 May 2019 - 08:41 pm) What happened?
Jeremy : (29 May 2019 - 05:22 am) :( :( :( I just looked on Facebook... do we know what happened? :wub: yall
Jeremy : (29 May 2019 - 05:18 am) Wait... no I didn't see :( Dare I ask?
LMD : (09 May 2019 - 05:14 am) So uh, you guys see the news about TJ? Rough stuff. Just wanted to pop in and tell you I :wub: you guys. (Well at least most of you. :shifty:)
Jeremy : (25 April 2019 - 03:02 am) Just don't change the URL :lol:
Philip C. : (28 January 2019 - 06:00 pm) If we reboot want xenforo licence I no longer use? Going for free ��
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Is the Web Host Liable for Infringing Sites? (LeaseWeb Sued)


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#1 KingOfMyWorld

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:05 pm

 
Adult magazine publisher Perfect 10 has made a business out of suing online services for alleged copyright infringement.
 
Over the past several years the company has targeted a dozen high-profile services including Google, Amazon, Yandex, Mastercard, Visa, RapidShare, Giganews and Depositfiles. Thus far these efforts have been rather unsuccessful, private settlements with Amazon and Depositfiles aside.
 
Perfect 10, however, has no plans to halt its legal crusade and earlier this month the company filed a lawsuit against LeaseWeb. In their complaint, Perfect 10 accuses LeaseWeb of providing hosting services to several websites that host pirated copies of their images.
 
“Defendants could have and should have ended the infringement by processing Perfect 10’s DMCA notices and removing the infringing images or by refusing to host the identified allegedly infringing websites, among other things,” the complaint explains.
 
“Defendants have failed to take such action and have failed to remove the infringing material that Perfect 10 has identified in its DMCA notices. Defendants’ conduct has caused, and continues to cause, severe and irreparable harm to Perfect 10,” they add.
 
Perfect 10 does not state whether it also sent DMCA notices to the sites in question. Most hosting providers forward DMCA notices to their clients, who are then responsible for resolving the issue.
 
The adult company says it suffered significant losses and demands the maximum statutory damages of $150,000 per infringement. With a total of 1256 listed infringements this means that LeaseWeb is facing up to $188 million in damages.
 
TF has asked LeaseWeb for a comment on the complaint but we have yet to hear back.

 

 

 

 

So, can the hosting provider be held liable by the actions of those that buy their services, a question now up to the courts to decide? Something I'm sure everyone that has ever hosted a website and every hosting provider itself hopes never makes it before a judge or jury and probably hopes that never gets answered period. In a day where everything is infringing on something nobody wants a hosting provider to be required to cut off the site, we'd have nothing but MPAA, Porn and Government left... :O


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