Microsoft shut down DS-scene.net

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  1. SoulAnger
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    Didnt saw this on the GBAtemp.
    DS-scene is a ds community, they dont host roms in their site, but they do list them, like gbatemp. This explains why they were down yesterday, read and find out why.

    Full Story: http://www.ds-scene.net/

    I really find it funny, I thought DS-scene was done for. But it was only because of a set of snapshots. The funny thing is that it somehow looks like MS is helping/defending nintendo from afar. [​IMG]
     


  2. JKR Firefox

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    Why in the world would a couple of screenies matter to MS?

    Edit: The topic title is very misleading as well...they aren't shut down permanently, they were down for a period of time.
     
  3. Prime

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    MS wasn't helping Nintendo. Helping would be taking down a site whuch HOSTS roms.

    All DS-Scene does it list them which isn't doing anything to nintendo.
     
  4. 754boy

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    Hmmm, GBATemp lists the roms too......are we next?? [​IMG]
     
  5. Urza

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    Its aiding pirates in pirating, which is "doing something to Nintendo".
     
  6. Maikel Steneker

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    This was only for a bunch of screenshots! Microsoft won't shut down DS-Scene...
     
  7. Orc

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    If GBAtemp goes down, it was my fault for posting screenshots with watermarks I stole from other websites.
     
  8. Whizz

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    Turn around...
    Companies like Microsoft have to much power.

    Look, what they try to do is keep the Viva Pinata rom away from attention, because you can't stop piracy but you can mess with release news sites.

    Or Microsoft's lawyers have been looking for the rom, eventually found DS-Scene and got pissed because the rom wasn't on there. I don't see why the hoster took down the entire site though, they could have just removed the screenshot.
     
  9. Hadrian

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    Done the same, a lot.

    [​IMG]

    Should I apologise in advance?
     
  10. Orc

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  11. JKR Firefox

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    Would your grandchildren care?
     
  12. kobykaan

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    that's EXACTLY what happened on ds-scene lol .. the matter was no doubt due to the game wasn't officially out when the images were posted!

    otherwise crap loads of review sites would be shut down too!
     
  13. arctic_flame

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    This happens because webhosts are idiots. The second you can lay your hands on your own server, do it.

    If your webhost gets a letter with a vague reason why the site could be taken down, even if the reason would not stand in court, the webhost simply can't be bothered to even try and defend a PAYING client, and shut down the site just like that.

    The owner of DS-Scene should, at the very least, write a very angry e-mail to their webhost, and ask for 1 day's worth of money back, just to piss them off, or just find another host that has a backbone, or the decency to tell the paying customer before taking action.

    Also, ds-scene < this site.
     
  14. DeMoN

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    This has nothing to do with ROMs though, I doubt MS did this to help Nintendo.
     
  15. JPH

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    No, Microsoft doesn't really care to help out Nintendo of all companies.
    They just don't like the fact the website indexes an illegal rip of their game, I would assume.

    This is a good thing to learn from, I'm not going to be uploading and posting watermarked images anymore [​IMG]
     
  16. paul1991

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    It is marketing.

    How many of you guys went to google to see these images after reading the article? All of you? Thats what I thought. If they leave them up, nobody will notice. It is a tactic to improve publicity to markets that would not normally.

    It is the same thing sony did with GTA4 maps posted on many sites. Many more people saw them because they were "Banned".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect
     
  17. mkoo

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    Guiding to a criminal act is also a criminal act actually. Well may be not on American Law system [​IMG]
     
  18. Triforce

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    To have my own server would be nice but in this case no, the copyright violation would have been all on my head. I don't really feel like going to court because i kept 4 Viva Pinata screens on my server.
     
  19. 13375p34k3r

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    This is probably a sign for GBATemp to stop releasing new rom releases. It would suck hardcore if GBATemp got shut down...
     
  20. Rayder

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    Well, I'm gonna be honest here when I say that DS-Scene doesn't really matter to me anyway. The site boots too slowly to be worth my time. They don't have a "new posts" option in their forums (that I know of or can find anyway) so I don't bother with them, since "view new posts" is how I use forums.

    It's not that DS-Scene is bad or anything, it's just the above features that are lacking and prevent me from enjoying their site the way I like to do things, so I tend not to bother with them.