Doing the rounds today is news of the removal of the RSLOG.net site. The italicised text is from their temporary holding page.
“RLSLOG.net was suspended by its German hosting company after removal request from law firm representing Universal Music, although we never hosted any files or copyrighted data on our server. Our site is strictly informative.
We found a new host and moved our site, but it wasn’t powerful enough to handle the site.
We should be back tomorrow on more powerful server.
Check our forums in the meantime: rlstalk.net.”
Now I’ve never been on RSLOG.net. A quick “Google” tells me this about it:
Links. RSS | IRC | Contact · New releases | posts · AuTo.RLSLOG.net · NewTorrents.info · NTi forums · Leecher’s Lair · PornLeecher · Rapidshare King …
It doesn’t look like my kind of site. I then did another quick Google on “NewTorrents.info” and it came up with about 1,950,000 results. That’s a lot of sites promoting free availability of copyrighted material (presumably).
The Government was naive in the extreme to think that filtering websites would go anyway towards solving the problem of unlawful copyring infringement. It is a complete waste of time, effort and money that also establishes a very dangerous precedent.
If this ludicrous law somehow sticks I’d like to see the Government take on Google, Bing (Microsoft) et al and trefor.net. We are all accessories to unlawful activity here.