Jun 20

This week threw a couple of surprise bans. Shahrukh Khan gets banned from the Wankhede stadium for 5 years. File sharing sites (read Torrent) were banned in India. It seems the enthu cutlet ISPs also decided that vimeo.com (which is like youtube) fell in the banned category and hence, has been inaccessible for that last two days. ISPs have reverted on vimeo and the service seems to be getting restored now. chaussures asics homme pas cher mochilas kanken classic Gotta love the irony The ban stems from a petition to the High Court by Copyright Labs on behalf of the makers of the movies ‘3’ and ‘Dammu’. 3, of course, is the movie with the soundtrack ‘kolaveri di’. Nike Air Max Norge Nettbutikk Sko Kolaveri’s count, today, is at 55 million views. oakley femme pas cher The kolaveri spoofs and related videos would add up to a similar number. In digital marketing terms, they couldn’t possibly have had a better promotion campaign for the movie (mind boggling worldwide reach at zero cost, super high level of engagement)… Asics Pas Cher and the guys behind ‘3’ go after the site which is exactly like youtube!! In the same vein, with a rapidly shrinking audience, the IPL (and Mumbai Cricket Association) desperately need ambassadors like Shahrukh Khan. air max pas cher What would happen if KKR reaches the finals in 2013 and they are to play in Wankhede. nike air max 90 pas cher SRK decides the team won’t play if he’s not let in the stadium. Or better yet, the players refuse to play if their team owner is not allowed for the game… Houston Rockets then what happens. nike air max 2016 heren nike air max 90 pas cher Nike Air Max Italia 🙂 Music and Movie Piracy. Something’s gotta give. It seems the old laws and practices around copyright infringement for the entertainment industry are just not going to work anymore. air max pas cher nike air max 90 pas cher Example – Songs.pk While I was teaching e-marketing in 2010, I had included a case study around the business model of music portals (such as itunes, songs.pk etc.) in the final exam. Maglie Brooklyn Nets Out of a whim, I asked one question on whether the site songs.pk (one of the most popular sites in that demographic) was legal or not and roughly 50% felt the site was legal. Many students wrote ‘because the site was available and accessible and it was charging advertisers, hence it must be legal!’ Now Songs.pk was banned earlier this year, which is fair enough… oakley pas cher but it didn’t take the owners long to re-launch the site as songspk.pk. nike air max 2017 dames Blauw How do things proceed from here? Potentially, the Indian film industry body will spends lakhs of rupees in re-petitioning the high court and getting a ban on songspk.pk. They will get another ban order. Scarpe Kobe 11 While in another world (perhaps, Pakistan) the 19 year old owner of songspk.pk will notice his site’s traffic taking a big dip. Joey Bosa Ohio State Jerseys He’ll read the Indian news. Shrug his shoulder at the pesky Indian lawyers and courts and go ahead and buy a new URL – perhaps, pksongs.pk and re-launch for a cost of Rs. Nike Air Max 90 Heren 500/ year with an effort of 45 minutes at his computer. Is there any hope of music labels winning this game? There has to be a new model. chaussures nike pas cher There has to be some disruption in this space.. the itunes model of granularity in the product will help <feels Sarika Grover>… Fjallraven Kanken Mini Goedkope Nike Air Max schoenen but file copying and sharing is here to stay. To be clear – I avoid using torrent and using pirated software/ music – but can’t help feel there’s a tipping point building up. Nike Air Max 2017 Goedkoop Judiciary in action The courts reacted with lightening speed in this case. Tennis Nike Air Jordan 11 (Given the backlog in clearing cases). This is even more surprising considering the judgement is probably from the vacation bench as the courts are on summer vacation right now! FYI – In 2011, the Supreme court had 85 days as holidays, plus national holidays plus 2 day weekends. It’s true! But more importantly, here’s what’s striking:

  • Providing a ban order without any explanation or insight into the various types of file sharing sites. Where and how do you draw the line? for e.g. is dropbox too far from the business model of those sites included in this ban?
  • How did Vimeo get into the mix? Whoever thought of vimeo – why didn’t they include youtube?
  • Why did the March order go into effect only now?
  • WSJ quotes some legal experts on the matter

Experts attacked ISPs for clamping down on free speech on the web.

“Why and how did telecom giants target select websites,” said Pranesh Prakash, a program manager at Bangalore based-Centre for Internet and Society, a non-profit group advocating free speech on the web. Nike Sko Nettbutikk Air Jordan 12 (XII) air max pas cher pour femme He pointed out that the High Court did not spell out the names of websites that should be blocked.

“Shutting websites merely on the basis of suspicion amounts to private crackdown on free speech of the web,” he said. “Why didn’t the telecom ministry repeal or object to the move, knowing that the court didn’t spell out the websites to be blocked?”

Bhupendra Kainthola, a spokesman for the telecom ministry, noted that the “government or the telecom ministry had nothing to do with the high court ruling.” When asked why the ministry did not intervene, Mr. Air Max 2017 Goedkoop nike air max pas cher Kainthola responded: “What can we do? If an order has been passed, we have to follow it… that is the law of the land.”

The hackers were quick to react too, taking down the Supreme Court and Congress party site… Nike Air Max 2016 Dames grijs La chaussure de running Asics as my classmate from ISB says “PS: As an information security enthusiast, I firmly believe, it is not a question of if we will get jacked..

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