Friday, March 27, 2015

“Bug” causes music group to bombard Google with bogus DMCA takedowns



Last week someone tried to get SCRIBD to remove the Courtesy Notices based on a bogus DMCA act challenge. I was able to get those restored.   Someone in Germany can't currently access the Paradigm Report.  -AK


 Law & Disorder / Civilization & Discontents
“Bug” causes music group to bombard Google with bogus DMCA takedowns

Total Wipes requests removal of download pages for Ubuntu, Skype, Pidgin and Tor.

by David Kravets - Feb 23, 2015 7:17pm C

Google is regularly bombarded with notices to remove links to infringing content from its search results—nearly 34 million last month alone.

The search giant also routinely gets hit with bogus notices, too, and Google often denies them. It's all part of the copyright Whac-a-Mole game courtesy of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). For the most part, the DMCA requires Internet companies like Google to remove links to infringing content at a rightsholder's request or face legal liability.

At Ars, we don't normally report on ridiculous claims for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that they are so common that they're not usually newsworthy. That said, it's worth pointing out some of the more recent bizarre ones—those coming from German-based Total Wipes Music Group. The company told Ars on Monday that it didn't mean to bombard Google with the bogus notices; rather, a faulty "script" was to blame.

One removal demand from Total Wipes, saying "We have an exclusive & worldwide deal for distributing this content," sought the removal of 95 download pages from some of the biggest names on the Internet, among them Ubuntu, Python, Skype, Open Office, Raspberry Pi, Pidgin, and Tor.

Another takedown targeted an article from TorrentFreak, the European-based site focusing on file sharing. Total Wipes Music Group demanded that Google remove a link to a 2012 TorrentFreak report entitled "5 Ways to Download Torrents Anonymously." The removal notice, on behalf of Maze Records, targeted dozens of "privacy focused articles simply because they have the word 'hide' in them," TorrentFreak said.

German-based Total Wipes Music Group have made these pages before after trying to censor entirely legal content published by Walmart, Ikea, Fair Trade USA and Dunkin Donuts. This week, however, their earlier efforts were eclipsed on a massive scale.

Another notice from Total Wipes, on behalf of Mona Records, targets an EFF article on how to use PGP.

Total Wipes, which represents 800 international labels, said in an e-mail statement to Ars that the latest notices were a result of a glitch.

"Due to several technical servers problems on the first February week (from the 2nd to the 8th) our script sent hundreds DMCA to hundreds domains not related at all with any copyrights of our contents. 
Taking a look at https://www.chillingeffects.org/notices/10420406 is pretty clear that for a few hours only the word "download" has been used by the script and that caused several illegal and wrong DMCA requests. 
It was our fault, no doubts about it. The DMCA is a serious issue and it must be carefully managed. Google rejected most of these DMCA but we totally understand the damage of it for small and medium companies that have to remove and manage them manually. It was a bug just on that week and this is not our daily routine, 99% of our found/removed links are about people that steal music and make moneys illegally. However, our Anti-piracy system has been taken down a week ago in order to add more improvements and avoiding further trouble about the DMCA sending."

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Forgetting Love is not possible.





https://johnsmallman2.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/forgetting-love-is-not-possible/

Forgetting Love is not possible.
March 21, 2015 by John Smallman

To experience Oneness is really not that difficult, it is just a question of waiting patiently and allowing it to happen.  To allow means that you do not attempt to be in control of the moment, of the situation, you just accept what arises, and if nothing arises do not concern yourself about it because nothing arising is very, very close to Oneness.  Oneness is a state of alert attention, a state in which you observe – your feelings, your thoughts, your environment, noises and smells, people or things passing – but do not engage with any of them so that you are always ready for and aware of the next thing, thought, feeling, or sensation that arises in this now moment, the only moment that has real meaning.

It is a very peaceful state in which you are simply present, nothing more, and it is extremely healing because doubts and anxieties do not assail you when you relax into that peaceful state of perfect contentment, needing nothing.  Do not be discouraged by the fact that nothing appears to happen because “what happens” is of the illusion, it is a distraction from being.  Oneness is just being, and being is to be open to creation, to be open to Love, because your heart then expands and fills and replenishes itself from that infinite loving space that is all that exists.

Don’t judge yourself, and do forgive yourself for all the judgments you have ever made.  When you are forgiven you know that you are free, but only you can forgive yourself.  Another’s forgiveness can be pleasing, satisfying, but the only real forgiveness is your own to yourself.  And if you have not forgiven yourself you cannot truly forgive anyone else.  There is always a “holding on to” the offense or hurt that you are attempting to forgive.  You do not forget it, you just store it away to refer to later in case another offense or hurt occurs, and you call this experience, or even wisdom!

Love is always unconditionally accepting because It has nothing to forgive.  If you hold on to a hurt or a grievance, then resentment grows and you shut out Love, and you can only do that within the illusion because outside the illusion, which is tiny, there is only Love.  Anything that is in any way out of harmony with Love is unreal, it does not and cannot exist except within the unreal state that is the illusion.

To not be experiencing Love constantly means that you are immersed in the illusion.  The occasions of Love it seems that you experience within it are but brief forays out of it.  The illusion is like a pond in which you are immersed far beneath its surface and holding your breath, and from which you emerge for brief moments to breathe in the Love on which your very existence depends.  Love is infinitely powerful, so a deep breath from Its endless abundance allows you to immerse yourself in the pond of the illusion for long periods of time.  And when you do, because it is the human condition, it is very easy either to forget abcout love – the weak faint image of real Love that is all that you can experience as a human – or to convince yourself that you do not need it because it really only complicates life . . .  until the next time you need to take a breath!

Forgetting Love, which is burying or denying your need for It, and focusing on living, on getting on with your life, is not possible!  It is the life force, life itself as you live it as a human, and therefore you are always conscious of it, even if you are not focusing your attention there.  When It ceases or severely weakens, then you notice!  Those of you who have had NDEs (near death experiences) remain intensely aware of life, of Love, when you return to your human bodies and to all the limitations they appear to impose upon you.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Must-See Late Night Clip: Conan Mocks CNN from Cuba



Sean Penn: "These are the people, Cheney and President Bush and others, who invented the Islamic State"

Sean Penn on Conan O'Brien
Sean Penn, Conan O'Brien

Thanks S. for pointing me to this. -AK

http://stopmensonges.com/sean-penn-ce-sont-ces-gens-cheney-et-le-president-bush-et-dautres-qui-ont-invente-letat-islamique/

Sean Penn: "These are the people, Cheney and President Bush and others, who invented the Islamic State"

by christophe - March 24, 2015


Known for his sometimes controversial political views, actor Sean Penn did not disappoint when it passed on TV Wednesday night accusing former Vice President Dick Cheney and former President George W. Bush of having conceived harmful policies that led to the creation of terrorist groups.
"These are the people, he and President Bush and others, who invented Daesh or Islamic state," said Penn on Wednesday in the television show Late Night With Conan O'Brien.  
"I  mean, they really are the ones who created it, so I wanted to start a scream. Thank you for that.  "
Penn also wondered aloud how Cheney, who has had serious health problems in the past, could still be alive when activists like Harvey Milk in San Francisco were killed by the murderous bullets.
"Dick  Cheney, is this kind of, you know, soured bacteria of humanity," said Penn. "It's  always a surprise to me to remember that through bionic technology and the whole nine yards, this guy is still  there."
Cheney has had five heart attacks since 1978 and underwent a heart transplant in 2012.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Aisha North: A short update on the energies


A short update on the energies

March 24, 2015 in Channelings


As you have perhaps already noticed, this ongoing redistribution of the energetic masses is not about to subside anytime soon. For this is not something temporary, this is a permanent shift away from the old and into the very new spheres, the ones that are far more lofty than what you have experienced so far. And so, this shift will make the very ground beneath your feet appear as impermanent as everything else, and rightly so, for this is not about changing merely the appearance of something, but a transformation that goes all the way to the core.

For this is a dramatic shift that is under way in your entire energetic environment, and that is something that is far more profound than anything you can see from an outward perspective. And as such, it will be as if the very ground upon which you walk will feel less secure because your physical vehicle has yet to fine tune itself to these new ground currents that are being reinstated on your planet. And these are currents that covers it all, not just on the surface, but all the way to the very core of your inhabited sphere.

For this planet you live upon has now changed her frequency in such a way, it will affect all. And the ones that will notice this the most, will be those that will fall into tune with it most easily and those who fall furthest from this new frequency. In other words, this shift will be hugely beneficial to all those who have chosen to align themselves with the new energetic landscape around them by electing to take in these new frequencies from the very beginning. For all of you heeded the preliminary calls that came, and as such, you all stand poised to ride the highest crest of the wave that will be arriving on your shores in a very short time from now. While for those who chose to literally turn a deaf ear to the call to awaken from the slumber, the dissonance that will be engendered because of the discrepancy between their base frequency and the one that your planet is vibrating to now will be a powerful on indeed.

So once again we say expect the unexpected to arise, and know that the unexpected comes in all shapes and forms, and in every single nuance of the bandwidth of energies that currently prevail on this little sphere of yours. For now, as the frequency is being changed from the ground up so to speak, the number of different frequencies may seem to be interfering with each other in such a way, it can be difficult to keep a steady outlook on it all. So know when to seek shelter from the storm, and know when to stand fast, and know that at all times, you will find that slow and steady rhythm that will show you the true beat to follow whenever you take the time to go within.

For that is where the true north will be found at all times when this wildly fluctuating array of frequencies you may be exposed to at any given time will seem to blow you off course. For as long as you stay tethered to that inner course, you will never lose your bearings, and you will never lose your momentum either. For there will be instances in the time ahead when you will all at one stage or the other feel as if you are merely threading water without any form of forward propulsion whatsoever. But know that this is not the case, it is merely an understandable outcome of this overlapping of frequential layers.

So stay focused and stay calm, and know that you are fully connected to this very new frequency at all times. And know that any confusion and disruption that may arise in your personal field is merely a temporary one, caused by the swells of the old frequencies dying out around you. So heed the call from that new beat, and you will find your feet and indeed the entirety of your being not just picking up more speed, but also picking out a very new way forwards. For these incoming winds will fill your sails up so that you will be lifted aloft out of the still churning waters that others will try their hardest to stay afloat in.

But also know that if you venture to try to hold out against these new prevailing winds, your journey will be one fraught with some unnecessary challenges indeed, for this will be more than trying to go against the wind. For by now, you have all been elevated to a level of energetic vibration that is so finely balanced, any voluntary downsizing to the denser vibrations will be like putting a spanner in the finely tuned workings of a clock. So do what you are here to do; allow the incoming flood of light to lift you ever higher, and then, you will succeed in what your true task here on this planet really is, elevating ALL by elevating yourself as swiftly as possible by renouncing on any ideas of holding on to the old. For only a total surrender of the old will help you to fulfill this task, and so, we ask you all to stay focused on the horizon that awaits you, not on the remnants of the old that is already fading away in your wake.

For know this: you can go out into the world carrying with you this very new vibration, and no matter where you go, you will find a reciprocal energetic boost coming your way from the Earth herself at all times. That is, as long as you do not insist on trying to step your own energy down to match the one that others may be carrying with them. For you are not here to be a chameleon, one who changes his or her energetic appearance the better to blend in amongst the masses. No, you are here to stand out clear and bright within the full powers of your light. Yes, this will attract attention, and yes, you might find that somewhat intimidating at first, but still, this is why you are here. So stand tall and stand clear of the old ideas of diminishing yourself to make others feel better about their own stature, for even if the idea may seem tempting, any actions defined by such ideas will not benefit you nor anyone else. Rather, it will be detrimental to all.

So once again we say know that your light is of the highest importance, and now, you have for the very first time a new energetic environment that will support you at every single step of the way, and as such, you no longer need to lack of anything at all on your continued journey. But know also that this energetic support will only act as a boost if you continue to keep your own energetic tune true and do not try to tamper with it in any way. For then, you will also begin to feel the dissonance between you and this new and prevailing tune that your planet has begun to hum to. So if you at any time feel at odds with anything, the advice will once again be to go within. Then, you will know if it is merely a superficial reaction to all of the colliding energetic movement that is going on, or if it is a deeper reaction to any decision to try to step down from your new elevated stature. For the difference is indeed loud and clear, and even if you will all feel more than a little flummoxed by these conflicting movements from time to time, you will have no problem in separating between the reaction and the causes at any given time, for by now, you are all well tuned to your own inner voice.

So listen well, and this new phase of the journey will be a less strenuous one than if you choose to disregard the inner calling and step across the lines that have been set up as a guidance to you and to everyone else who have the task of being the forerunners in this process. For you are the ones who will need it most at this time, for you are the ones who must keep a clear eye on the proceedings, and the only way to do that, is to ignore the outer confusion and seek the inner guidance at any time any disruption seems to arise. That way, you will all be sure to navigate these by now more than choppy waters, and that way, you will all find more than ample reasons to rejoice. For then, you will all feel the increased momentum these incoming waves will give you, and you will all feel how you are being supported in every single step you take so that every single decision you make will be a divinely inspired one. For then, it is your inner knowing who will set the course, and so, you will all do what is yours to do; you will choose what will benefit the most, not just for a short time, but in the long run, and then, it will all come about as it has been planned for eternity.

So allow that inner light to light your way, and know that you will be going in the right direction at all times when you do just that. For when you heed that inner calling, every step will be the right step, even when it takes you in a very surprising direction. For surprises will arise for all, but if you listen well, they do not hold any surprises at all, for then, you will just know what to do, for it will all come naturally. After all, that is your gift to All, the ability to go where no man has gone before, and to do so with an inner knowing that defies any attempts at being waylaid.

So go forth fully knowing that you already know who you are and what to do, and know that you have even more support at your disposal at any given time now, should it be so needed. But even so, you will all find it all within you. For you are already complete, and now, you will complete what it is you came here to do, and you will do it in a way that will defy any speculation. For you have already proven your prowess, and you have already proven your steadfastness, and now, you will begin upon the lap of honour, the last part of this monumental task of righting what has been wrong, and of lighting what has been dimmed down for such a long time. And for that, no words are enough, but still, we offer you this on behalf of All of creation; thank you.



Dear family of light! Tomorrow my sister and I leave for our month long journey, so I do not think I will be getting any new messages from the CCs until late next week, in time for the April Gathering around the Pond we have coming up on Sunday April 5. I want to thank you all for all the light, the love, the insights, the joy and the compassion you so generously sprinkle over this Pond. You are the ones who make it shine as brightly as it does, and it is such a blessing to have you all in my life and on my journey. For you will all be by my side wherever I go, and I hope you will feel my presence here at the Pond even when I am away. I wish you all Godspeed for this next part of our collective journey, my wonderful brothers and sisters of the light!

With all my LOVE – always

Aisha ♡♡♡