Tuesday, May 31, 2011

CNET's "Piracy Adventure Land" the "Cnet Music Center"



Please be Patient, and Check ALL these postings often. We are sorting out over 20,000 Screen captures representing thousands of research hours. The history of CNET/CBS Interactive promoting Piracy software is staggering. Over 1,000 different software offerings, Several hundred instances of mentioning copyright infringing uses, often with known copyrighted songs or famous band names. Although some of these pages are ten years old, you must remember that CNET has been distributing LimeWire software since at least February 2001.

We have substantial evidence going right up until the year 2011. Moreover, just since CBS bought CNET, they have distributed over 50,000,000 downloads of LimeWire alone! Over 250,000,000 downloads of LimeWire in Total.
Please, keep in mind as you review this evidence, "What was CNET's Intent?"


CNET Downloads PC Audio Landing Page Aug 1 2001
• Audiogalaxy Instructional Video
• Gnotella Review Featured on the Front Page

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CNET Music Center File Sharing Smackdown FEATURED! August 1 2001

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The CNET "Music Center" Page, was on CNET.com, one of the "Most Visited Sites" on the Internet! Think of the "Search Engine Results" that would have been drawn by so MANY live links related to "Music" and "MP3". (See the Page again Below).

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CNET Music Center Featuring an MP3 Insider "File Sharing Smackdown" using REAL Known Copyrighted Bands & Famous Recording Artists on the Front Page.
This one is from August 1 2001. ( There were several!)
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Still Live as of June 3 2011
Featuring these Artists and Bands as "Test Subjects". Can you spot a few that Likely have Copyrighted Material?
Britney Spears, The Strokes, Mogwai, Beatles, Run DMC, Stravinski, Leonard Bernstein, Randy Newman, Megadeth, Metallica, Pixies, Radiohead, American Analog Set, Miles Davis , Johnny Cash, Yo La Tengo, Rodan and Delgados.

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http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6450_7-5020828-1.html
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http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6450_7-5020828-1.html




To view the complete CNET MP3 Insider "File Sharing Smackdown" article, you needed to click yet another link. ( These file sharing readers were suckered into millions of page views)
http://web.archive.org/web/20010912201731/http://music.cnet.com/music/0-1652424-8-6699285-2.html


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Archive.org, The Internet Wayback Machine Link

MP3 Insider, File Sharing Smackdown Posting Date 7/27/2001
Senior Editor Eliot Van Buskirk

In offices, dorms, and other high-bandwidth communities around the world, people are talking about which file-sharing service they like the most, now that Napster and Scour have been sued into irrelevance.

CNET Music Center's copy editor Brian Satterfield and I hunkered down to run a simple yet effective test on the top eight file-sharing applications. We ran searches for 18 band names using each of these clients, all of which are flourishing in the absence of Napster. According to CNET Download.com, the eight most popular file-sharing programs are: Gnotella, KaZaa, LimeWire, BearShare, Gnucleus, Audiogalaxy, MusicCity Morpheus, and WinMX.


I have carefully researched the Inline Links in the Above CNET "MP3 Insider" "File Sharing Smackdown" test. I have found the original linked pages as they appeared at the time on the "Internet Wayback Machine". I have reproduced those direct links below.

First Inline link was the word "Scour" It links directly to the Scour Office Assets Bankruptcy auction at Bankruptcy specialists; Cowan Alexander.

"now that Napster and Scour have been sued into irrelevance"

Scour Bankruptcy Auction ( Scour is Auction 11 near Bottom)

"we couldn't include Aimster in our testing,"

The Aimster Inline Line goes to the CNET Download.com Aimster Software download page;


"OK, enough of my nattering, on to the results chart."

The inline link "Results Chart" directs to the Results Chart for the "MP3 Insider File Sharing Smackdown" Date 7/27/2001


"the edge to Gnotella. It returned tons of results,"

On the Test Chart Page, the Inline linked word "Gnotella" directs to this Page "CNET Music "Find Music" "How To" Guide "Use Gnotella to Search Gnutella";


"The same goes for the folks who thought it was such a good idea to stamp out Napster"

The inline linked word "Folks" Directs Here, The RIAA's Website.




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Archive.org The Internet Wayback Machine Link

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Archive.org The Internet Wayback Machine Link


I have included the extra links to show just how much traffic these Software offerings brought to the rest of CNET's Site. AND to potential Affiliate sales.

Actual Music Center Landing Page on August 1 2001

"Play Music" Link

"Organize Your Music"

"Find Music"

"Create Music"

"All Reviews"

"Top 5 MP3 Players"

"CD R/RW Drives"

"MP3 CD Players"

"Portable MP3 Players"

"Napster" inline word link goes directly to Napster CNET Download.com Page Aug 6 2001

Gnotella Link under Feature Goes to the CNET Download.com Gnotella Download Page

Gnotella "Hand Crafted" "Tutorial Link" goes here to a CNET Gnotella Tutorial

The Link "More MP3 Search Tools" Brings you HERE to the CNET Downloads top "MP3 Finders"

SongSpy Inline Link goes here to the Song Spy CNET download page

Link from word "POPULAR" at the top of page links to The "CNET Download.com's Most Popular Titles in PC Audio" Morpheus, KaZaa, Audiogalaxy, LimeWire, Gnotella, BearShare Etc.

Link from Word "PICK" Means the CNET Editor's top Picks! Today's Top Cnet Editors Pick is BearShare

The Live Link to the word "New Releases" are CNET's Newest Music Software Releases

MP3 Search Tools goes to the "File Sharing" Software. Notable three new versions of Bearshare.

Peer to Peer Exchanges Court Advisers Adware Spyware Cnet News August 2 2001



"Music News"( Hint, it's NOT about Hot new Bands and Recording Artists), Link goes here;

"Electronic" goes here;


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http://web.archive.org/web/20010623002223/http://music.cnet.com/music/0-1566076-7-4652393.html


The Link and Front Page story that Took the reader to the "Get Started with Audiogalaxy Satellite" Guide.
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CNET's "Music Center" was the "Music Piracy Treasure Map"

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Another part of how CNET started Piracy! CNET Music Center ran a FREE MP3 Search Engine!


The "Top One Hundred Searches" Link still works Just fine.
( Notice the search bar below the top 100 results is "Pre-set to search for MP3's)


Now Click the ARTISTS Names and see Live DOWNLOAD LINKS embedded in the Search Results. ( The "Internet Wayback Machine" Crawler hit those Links to the top One Hundred Searches and Preserved the ACTUAL RESULTS for that day)

You didn't even need to leave the CNET MP3 Search.com search results page to download the songs. Simply right click to download! You didn't need to even leave the CNET page to download 100's if not thousands of songs as fast as your connection could manage. No Napster or file-sharing needed. No going to pop-up infested websites!

The Links blow still work fine! Just about every known recording artist showed up in the Cached "Internet Wayback Machine" Pages!!

Madonna

Shaggy

Gorillaz

Linkin Park

U2

Faith Hill

Nelly Furtado

Jennifer Lopez

Look at the tops of the results pages, They were grouped by "Fastest Sources"

NOW, One could argue that it was a "Dumb" search engine that blindly picked up MP3 + Britney and gave the results. That actually would be JUST FINE.

Except
A. It was "Pitched" as a "Free MP3 Music Finder" by CNET


QUOTE BY CNET EDITOR: "This one's a no-brainer; just query search engines with terms such as Beatles MP3, and you'll return lots of results, although most will be either irrelevant or unavailable. To make this slightly easier, CNET has put together its own MP3 Web search service, which lets you search directly on 11 different Web-based MP3 sites."

And these are those "11" different MP3 Websites; ( As the RIAA Shut them down one after another, New ones were simply added)

B. The instructions gave a specific copyrighted song as an example "Beck's Loser"



C. The "MP3 Finder" Search Engine landing page had "Preset Artists" to Click.
Those pre-set artists were "U2" "Madonna" "Britney Spears", Known Copyrighted Artists.

This persisted for 5 years from 2000 until 2005 as evidenced by the Links to the "internet WayBack Machine below"


CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. October 31, 2001

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. August 6, 2002

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. October 4, 2002

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. December 7, 2002

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. February 10, 2003

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. December 4, 2003

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. February 12, 2004

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. April 4, 2004

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. October 10, 2004

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. December 4, 2004

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. December 8, 2004

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. February 6, 2005

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. March 5, 2005



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http://web.archive.org/web/20010801154358/http://music.search.com/top

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At the Bottom of the "CNET Get Started With "Hotfile" Page

Next Steps
"From Gnutella to Scour Exchange, we've got all sorts of file-sharing tips for you in the Find Music section of CNET Music Center."

Click the "Find Music" Link to go HERE! To CNET's Official "Find Music" resource Guide Page! LOL!


NOW! Look for the "Search for MP3's" Field and click the "Top 100 MP3 Searches LINK"


You will see "TOP 100 Searches Week Ending July 29, 2001", NOW, Click on Madonna!

STILL rolls over to the Original Cached Madonna Search Results, LOL!!!


"3pmmp3.com" rolls to this for the first :Madonna Like a Prayer" ( Tries to Start Instant Download, but no longer Functions)


"EMP3 Finder" Rolls over Here for Madonna "Like a Prayer"



CNET's Search.com Top 100 Searches Nov 8 2001

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. December 1, 2001

CNET's Search.com Top 100 Searches December 16 2001

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. October 31, 2001

CNET's Search.com Top 100 Searches January 24 2002

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. February 13, 2002

CNET's Search.com Top 100 Searches June 1 2002

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. June 6, 2002

CNET's Search.com Top 100 Searches August 2 2002

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. August 6, 2002

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. October 4, 2002

CNET's Search.com Top 100 Searches Oct 19 2002

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. December 7, 2002

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. February 10, 2003

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With U2 Britney Spears and Madonna as Preset Searches. December 4, 2003

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. February 12, 2004

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. April 4, 2004

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. October 10, 2004


CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. December 4, 2004

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. December 8, 2004

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. February 6, 2005

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. March 5, 2005

CNET's Search.com Music "Search MP3's With "U2" "MP3" "Music" "Britney Spears" and "Madonna" as Preset Searches. March 5, 2005


CNET's Search.com MP3 Search March 2 2007 as Close to today as I can Find
No Longer has Madonna, U2 Britney Spears Etc.

CNET's Seacrh.com "Music Guide"
QUOTE: "How to get the best results from Search.com's Music Channel"
Find MP3s faster
MP3 files are hidden on computers all over the Internet, but very often the files have disappeared by time you find links to them. Top-ranked MP3 searches like Simon1, Oth.net, Astraweb, and 2look4.com find music that other engines miss. Search.com puts the best results from all these sources into one list of links. To find MP3s faster, select the MP3 checkbox in the Music channel before you type your query. Here's how we found the Beck song 'Loser':



Link to CNET's Music Center goes HERE

6 comments:

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  2. Great work!
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    http://goo.gl/uw6Su

    I've also been tweeting this on #SOPA too.
    Also I have included a contact list of the House co-sponsors of this bill. along with their office numbers, twitter accounts and Facebook accounts. Stop by and leave a comment.

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  6. A note on a strategy to stop these recurring Internet Legislations and "Cut the banksters off at their funding"
    To stop the recurring ACTA, PIPA and other Internet legislation, one of the best strategies seems to be to deal with the actual source of such legislations. See:
    How Banksters Have Been Beaten Before
    Needs editing, but the facts are cited and reference material is linked in at
    http://toxicreverend.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-banksters-have-been-beaten-before.html
    Includes USA Congressman +Dennis Kucinich that is now in the United States legislator. The "NEED ACT" to End The control of the Federal Reserve Bank over the banking system. The award winning "Secret of Oz" documentary that covers the historyu of such banking problems is also linked in at the blog.
    In reference:
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    http://youtu.be/oUpXDZFtEHw
    H.R.2990 -- National Emergency Employment Defense Act

    Search terms that usually bring the information right up:>
    How Banksters Have Been Beaten Before


    The Guardians newspaper
    The Guardian's Open 20: fighters for Internet freedom
    From politicians and professors to computer scientists and the first programmer, champions of the open internet.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/20/twenty-fighters-open-internet

    A part of the Battle for the Internet series of articles
    a seven day series of articles from April 2012 at
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/series/battle-for-the-internet

    My Internet Freedom Fighters Google+ Circle of the ones I could find on Google+ from
    the Guardian's article (about 10 or 12) is posted with a few others added in my Google+ Circle posted at
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/111485701979929741583/posts/7a6yDhAFWSQ

    Please note that I added +Eugene Kaspersky to the Circle because his corporation found the Flame Virus and his *calls for an International Cyber-Weapons Treaty* In reference, see:
    https://plus.google.com/111485701979929741583/posts/ckBqEZx8vRy
    Please feel free to share this

    Blessings,

    The Toxic Reverend E.T.
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