Newzbin comes back to life
Zombie usenet rears up
As predicted, Newzbin has come back to life.
The Usenet indexer and search engine was shut after it was found guilty of copyright infringement at the end of March after action by the Motion Picture Association.
A message on its website said: "Regrettably the Newzbin website has to close as a result of the legal action against us." It said Hollywood studios should concentrate on fixing their broken business model rather than lobbying for ever more restrictive laws.
Even as it closed users were calling for the code behind the site to be open sourced in order for a clone to be set up.
The members-only site, which turned over £1m in 2009, is now allowing log-ins and new registrations.
Newzbin offloaded its porn links to a separate URL.
The site has always claimed to be no more than a search engine - it hosts no files itself. ®
I don't understand your argument...
"Again with the 'broken business model'. I just hope they move on to breaking the bones of people who wheel out that bullshit every time someone asks them to pay for something."
Newbin was exclusively a 'pay' site
News Providers are exclusively 'pay' sites, giganews top tier is $30 a month
Tight people pay absolutely nothing my friend!
What's a cripping shame: If the RIAA were getting all these $30/month subscriptions it would be the equivalent for them winning the lottery every day,
Oh No maybe RIAA are going to buy up all the News Providers now?
You sound like a musician with your comments such as "breaking bones"
Well ive suggested 5 UKP/USD a month fee on broadband to be split proportionally by % of airplay / popularity etc, but I got shot down in flames, Nobodys interested. So musicians want no money then because for all the rich media content you get for 60 a year thats a bargain really, and it would amount to BILLIONS... all the money you guys want... but nobody wants to take our money..... something fundamentally wrong here. And we have the BPI (who should be looking after YOU) has itself so far up the big labels ass we can only see the shoe tread pattern and nothing else. Sounds like a big neon "sod you" to me mate...
One day in a universe near ours the realization will occur in their fucking thick skulls and shortsighted eyeballs that taking an alternative option is going to make them Billions more than pursuing the OLD one...
honey pot by MPAA? Seized their servers?
"honey pot by MPAA? Seized their servers?"
It's not illegal to download an NZB file.
And they can't prove that anyone who downloaded an NZB also downloaded the content that it was indexing.