We just stumbled across a disgusting website that is set up to steal music from our hard working musician friends and then they put it up on their own website and give it away for free. This appears to be a blatant case of music piracy, as we doubt they have permission to do this. Better check the site for your music. They have music from bands big and small, crossing most genres. Are you as pissed off that someone is doing this as we are? Let’s do something about it. We can’t stop them all but we can work together to stop the leeches like this that we find. And to add to it the site is registered to a Portland address.
Here’s the website in question: http://www.freemp3go.org/
They have amassed 107,000 fans on Facebook much to the disgust of most of the posters there.
We encourage you to go to the Facebook page and report the page. Facebook Page.
We also encourage you to file a complaint with the FTC. Click here:
According to Alexa this site is the 16, 654th ranked website in the world. Even more alarming is the fact that they have recently shot past 47,075 other websites to get where they are.
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Here’s some more info about the site and the owner.
Some of the messages to these thieves that are being posted:
Project Independent Networks Inc.
PO Box 541
Torrance, CA. 90508
To Whom It May Concern:
I represent Toy Called God. If you are represented by legal counsel, please direct this letter to your attorney immediately and have your attorney notify us of such representation.
We are writing to notify you that your unlawful copying of Toy Called God’s Copyrighted work infringes upon our client’s exclusive copyrights. Accordingly, you are hereby directed to
CEASE AND DESIST ALL COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.
Toy Called God is the owner of a copyright in various aspects of Toy Called God’s copyrighted works. Under United States copyright law, Toy Called God’s copyrights have been in effect since the date that Toy Called God’s copyrighted work was created. All copyrightable aspects of Toy Called God’s Copyrighted work are copyrighted under United States copyright law.
It has come to our attention that you have been copying Toy Called God’s copyrighted work. We have copies of your unlawful copies to preserve as evidence. Your actions constitute copyright infringement in violation of United States copyright laws. Under 17 U.S.C. 504, the consequences of copyright infringement include statutory damages of between $750 and $30,000 per work, at the discretion of the court, and damages of up to $150,000 per work for willful infringement. If you continue to engage in copyright infringement after receiving this letter, your actions will be evidence of “willful infringement.”
We demand that you immediately (A) cease and desist your unlawful copying of Toy Called God’s copyrighted work and (B) provide us with prompt written assurance within ten (10) days that you will cease and desist from further infringement of Toy Called God’s copyrighted works.
If you do not comply with this cease and desist demand within this time period, Toy Called God is entitled to use your failure to comply as evidence of “willful infringement” and seek monetary damages and equitable relief for your copyright infringement. In the event you fail to meet this demand, please be advised that Toy Called God has asked me to communicate to you that it will contemplate pursuing all available legal remedies, including seeking monetary damages, injunctive relief, and an order that you pay court costs and attorney’s fees. Your liability and exposure under such legal action could be considerable.
Before taking these steps, however, we wished to give you one opportunity to discontinue your illegal conduct by complying with this demand within ten (10) days. Accordingly, please sign and return the attached Agreement within ten (10) days to
Patrick DonovanToy Called GodBrentwood Ca. 94513
If you or your attorney have any questions, please contact me directly.