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TSR are at it again

So, GoS has been taken offline. Why? Someone at TSR wrote to their server, GoDaddy, and told them that GoS was redistributing copyrighted content. As per their procedures, GoDaddy has taken the site down for now. This kind of sucks for everyone at GoS, and yet again shows that those at TSR really have their heads firmly up their asses.

Information from jenfold's DW and nymphynymms's LJ. More here at PMBD too.

Comments

austereacademy
Apr. 30th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
Holyfuck. I know I was upset with GOS for awhile, but...this low, even for TSR. Why on earth are they running around shutting down paysites? GOS was one of the best out there.

Better question: Why is everyone turning a blind eye to TSR? They've stolen, they've hacked, and now this. There's no reason to get all Big Brother kill-them-all on us just because their (crappy) stuff is so damn important. Apparently there are no laws on the internet for punishing people who insist upon having their way at all costs. That information-sharing crap was beyond ridiculous.

If I may ask, is it possible to legally get GOS back without them having it shut down again? They seem almost ruthless at this point.
naughtydolphin
Apr. 30th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
I think the only ones to turn a blind eye to TSR's actions is TSR. Folks at LJ, GoS, MATY and PMBD certainly haven't forgotten.

AFAIK they'll be changing servers and putting everything back up soon.
quinctia
May. 1st, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
Psh, the only reason GoS is down now is because GoDaddy is a fucking piece of shit host. They're known for being trigger happy, even when they've only been a domain name registrar for someone (registrars have no authority to pull your domain based on the content it's pointing towards, but GoDaddy has done it in the past).

Sure, it's shitty that it just happened now based on something from TSR, but it could have easily been anyone else--from a no-name paysite owner whinging to some annoyed ex-member making up a beef to get them TOS'ed. GoDaddy fucking sucks, end of story.

So I hope that TSR doesn't feel any sense of accomplishment. Any of us could have probably written something to GoDaddy and gotten the same effect, because GoDaddy SUCKS.