Comments on: WTF? Complains About Illegal Links? Can't Laugh at Yourself? We'll do it for you! Thu, 01 Jan 2009 20:16:46 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mark Thu, 01 Jan 2009 20:16:46 +0000 I’m thinking ZZZZZ is a total tool now.

Im not personnaly responsible for cleaning the content that users upload and as you probably imagine it is hard to check for every file uploaded if it contains illegal content. We try to make this things better but as previusly stated websites indexing and almost probably uploading illegal cntent and nothing is on their way to stop it i mean both sides shuld work and prevent this from happening!

After explaining your legal premise there which makes him personally liable for the conent, I went on to give him a couple pointers about the IWF and a few things that might “assist” in weeding out the offending crap — *if* he actually works there, which I’m beginning to doubt.

One of the nice things about search engines is that they serve a dual purpose. Sure, they may link to some heinous stuff. But they really help in UNDERLINING content removal issues at Rogue hosts. And, long after the offending content is removed and hidden, there’s still a record of it in those sites. And that’s just bound to piss off the guilty, isn’t it? 😉

By: Mark Thu, 01 Jan 2009 18:12:19 +0000 That’s the nice thing about not drinking last night — no hangover.

And — one Hell of a nice legal catch!

And yeah, I assume he’ll get fired… He certainly doesn’t seem to be the brightest light on the Christmas Tree, anyway…

By: Sam Thu, 01 Jan 2009 17:26:16 +0000 A legal quandry so early for a hangover!

Interesting idea that they would declare “links” illegal. Legally that is a privilege reserved for the sole owners of content. Since is a user-supported community who is now claiming a linking policy, they are thereby taking ownership, and thus responsibility, for the illegal content.

However, since ZZZZZ is merely an employee, under German Law this does not constitute a “representative” of the company unless specifically noted. Therefore his complaint is baseless unless he can contribute some evidence that he was asked to make these complaints, allegations and threats by a superior.

At that point, he could merely turn around and report them to German authorities for prosecution as the owners and distributors of illegal content.

More than likely, ZZZZZ will be fired immediately and held liable for the entire matter.