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Friday, 29 October 2010 09:23

Developer turns from game keeper to poacher

Written by Nick Farell


Industry should have listened
A developer who invented an anti-piracy system which was rejected by the big content companies has turned it into a pretty snappy music download site.

According to TorrentFreak the developer called Dominic says he has created an anti-piracy system which he believes has the potential to wipe out a significant amounts of online piracy. He thinks his “patent-pending anti-piracy platform” could “eliminate up to 90% of music, film, TV, software and video game piracy” online.

But when he showed it to the MPAA, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, AFACT and Village Roadshow, and the IFPI they told him to sling his hook. Dominic also got cross when he discovered that most of the pirate sites were funded by advertising from many of the big content studios so he has decided to protest until something is done about it.

Turning from gamekeeper to poacher, Dominic has transformed his anti-piracy platform into a music search engine and download site. Dominic said his platform has the capability to index, crawl, monitor and analyse any page/site it comes across, and further claims that “this is the fastest and easiest way to download any song you can think of, on the web.” He said he will take down his site when organisations stop advertising on pirated sites and stop funding piracy, and take responsibility for the problem. "I have a platform that has the ability to counter almost all forms of piracy today, and will be happy to take this site down,” he said.

You can have a look at the site here.

Nick Farell

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+13 #1 Morse 2010-10-29 10:05
honestly, what a complete an utter tool and total hypocrite. I have no symathy for the big companies that just rinse ppl out, on pc we have the power to say [censored] you to the big corps. This guy wastes time trying to help them, then they laugh at him so he does the opposite until they 'take responsibility'?? twat
 
 
+10 #2 valhar2000 2010-10-29 12:06
Oh yeah, he's going to decimate their sales with his new service, oh sure! Unless they buy his super-duper system that will eliminate piracy forever and ever!

I bet he also has a free energy device lying around the house, and he installed a carburetor in his car that let's him do 200 MPG.
 
 
+1 #3 SlickR 2010-10-29 18:34
Quoting valhar2000:
Oh yeah, he's going to decimate their sales with his new service, oh sure! Unless they buy his super-duper system that will eliminate piracy forever and ever!

I bet he also has a free energy device lying around the house, and he installed a carburetor in his car that let's him do 200 MPG.

Agreed. His "system" seems so convenient.
Although I would like to buy his system of creating money out of air, so that I can become a billionaire.
 
 
+4 #4 Naterm 2010-10-29 20:23
Who the hell is going to trust a guy who designed a system to stamp out piracy and is now a supposed 'pirate' himself? Maybe I'm paranoid, but that sounds like a honey pot. I don't think anything will come out of it though.

My guess is that his system is crap. My other guess is that the content MAFIAA doesn't know what to do about piracy.
 
 
+2 #5 youserzero 2010-10-30 00:00
Quoting SlickR:
Agreed. His "system" seems so convenient.
Although I would like to buy his system of creating money out of air, so that I can become a billionaire.


Thanks for that incoherent little blurb. One problem with your idea is that his system is in fact not designed to directly make money...your dreams of being a billionaire will have to wait. The system is only supposed to HELP stop piracy.

However, since big the content providers are actually advertising on sites that "pirate" their content....it really doesn't look like they are fighting that hard against it if not even embracing it.
 
 
0 #6 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-30 12:32
youserzero, not to mention that most of the content, even prereleases and workprints, are released just by these media moguls we know as publishers, off-the-record (torrentfreak for source). Makes me understand that they don't want piracy to stop but instead like the free and tremendous publicity without getting exposed to the creators, i.e. getting more than their fair share of the profits. Nevermind the the tech support when such DRM measures fail miserably, like that one time when Eidos or UBI (it doesn't matter exactly who) released a cracked exe by Reloaded or something like that as an official broken-DRM fix.
 

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