p2pnet news view Advertising | P2P:- Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music were really pissed when The Pirate Bay came up a way to allow users with memberships in the Fa$ebook advertising site to add their favorite torrents to their profiles so they could share them with friends.
But ‘share’ is a filthy word in the corporate music industry lexicon and naturally, the Big 4 took immediate steps to put a stop to it, ordering Mark Zuckerberg to do the wrong thing.
He hurriedly complied and, “Facebook decided to put an end to the sharing and blocked not only the feature, but all links to Pirate Bay’s torrents,” says TorrentFreak, going on:
“The ‘Share on Facebook’ button on the TPB torrent download pages doesn’t work anymore, and neither does the Facebook bookmarklet. Manually adding a link to your Facebook messages isn’t allowed either, regardless of the ‘legality’ of the content it’s linking to. Facebook has basically launched a site-wide ban of Pirate Bay torrent URLs.”
Messages containing a torrent URL are blocked, says the story, pointing Fa$ebook says it made the move following reports of abuse by Facebook users.
What a load of old bollocks. The abuse is all from Fa$ebook and the Big 4 labels.
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Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt told TorrentFreak, ‘Facebook respects copyrights and our Terms of Service prohibits placement of ‘Share on Facebook’ links on sites that contain ‘any content that is infringing. Given the controversy surrounding The Pirate Bay and the pending lawsuit against them, we’ve reached out to The Pirate Bay and asked them to remove the ‘Share on Facebook’ links from their site. The Pirate Bay has not responded and so we have blocked their torrents from being shared on Facebook.’
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