[rumori] FW: [idm] Soulseek Official Status

From: Sal Randolph (salAThighlala.com)
Date: Sat Feb 08 2003 - 10:13:02 PST

More Verio DCMA shutdowns.

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From: "Ross Balmer" <rossATi2dm.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2003 13:14:43 -0000
To: <idmAThyperreal.org>
Subject: [idm] Soulseek Official Status

>From http://www.remmelt.com/slskboard/

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 1:32 am


This is to provide the official status of the Soulseek network as Friday,
February 7th and onward. I have spoken to Nir and Rosalind Arbel on the
matter over the course of this week and prior to this event taking place,
and this notice is being offered on their behalf.

The artist calling herself Sapphirecut previously made a complaint towards
Soulseek regarding the sharing of her material on the network. When she had
contacted Soulseek regarding the matter, she failed to state which material
was in question. There was no information provided, aside from her being
"Sapphirecut". Therefore, acting on such, a global message was made to users
not to share the artist's material, and a notice was made upon entering chat
rooms of the same.

Unfortunately, this was not satisfactory, and the artist went on to file a
complaint against Verio - Soulseek's server host, stating DMCA Copywrite
Infringement. Verio, in return did not conduct a formal inquiry into the
situation. Rather, they acted rather quickly, requiring the server, and site
to be pulled. Thus, there was no warning that such was going to take place.
This not only applied to the users of Soulseek, but to Nir himself. On
sudden notice, he was required to seek out a new host for the server.

To calm the air of panic, this does NOT mean that Soulseek is down forever.
The RIAA did NOT have an injunction against Nir, as rumours have stated.
Soulseek WILL be returning shortly, and this unfortunate delay was not
expected. A new potential host has been found, however they are working
through the paperwork for such, and have not completed such as quickly as we
would have expected. At this level, it is out of Nir's hands as they have to
simply go through the process of completing it. That said, we apologize
again for the delay and hope that it does not last a great deal longer.

It is important to note that Soulseek can not and will not condone any
actions towards the artist that may cause her or her affiliated label's
harm. Such actions would include defaming emails, defacing, or otherwise
damaging her website or the site of her affiliates, and other further
actions which may be damaging. Such actions will simply result in further
problems for the network, as the artist will direct complaints towards
Soulseek itself. Those wishing to show their support for Soulseek will best
do so by simply NOT sharing any files by this artist. The files in question

1.Free Your Mind, Megan's epic mix.

2.Free Your Mind, Sapphirecut's Original mix

3.Action-Reaction by Sapphirecut (in any form)

4.Any music that has Sapphirecut on it except the Illustrious track "I'd Say
Yes", which is a remix.

We thank you for your patience and support through this situation, and we
look forward to seeing all users back on Soulseek shortly. Users who wish
further information regarding the DMCA are directed to browse to
http://www.chillingeffects.org. All information needed regarding the act can
be read or studied there. Cheers.

On behalf of Nir and Rosalind Arbel,
Sean Nelson / Proteus93
Soulseek Administration

(discuss here)



due to excessive load on the board, I was forced to take it down. when the soulseek server will be back up, I don't know. it is down at the moment: see here.

the board will be back up as soon as possible.

thanks, jaren80

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