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Are you going to remove threads with links to ILLEGAL, BOOTLEGGED Youtube videos?

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Dear Moderator, I don't know if you are aware that somebody has been posting links to ILLEGALLY UPLOADED classic movies from Youtube on this very forum almost daily in the last few years (click here to see the 50-page long thread).  TCM is about SUPPORTING classic movies.  How ironic and disrespectful to have links to BOOTLEGGED VIDEOS of classic films on this site.  I asked the posters in that thread to stop what they were doing, and they essentially said, "Go to hell, talk to the mod if you like."  So here I am.  Are you going to doing something, mod?  Do you realize that there are many film forums out there who simply FORBID the posting of illegally uploaded videos?  I went to a porn film forum once, and even it forbade posting illegal uploads.  Mod, surely your forum is no worse than a porn film forum??  Do you know why those forums have such a rule?  Because they don't want to get into trouble with the studios, that's why.  So please DO THE RIGHT THING, shut that Youtube thread down, for the good of the filmmakers and yourselves, and tell forum members explicitly that no more postings of illegal uploads would be allowed.

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Dear Moderator, I don't know if you are aware that somebody has been posting links to ILLEGALLY UPLOADED classic movies from Youtube on this very forum almost daily in the last few years (click here to see the 50-page long thread).  TCM is about SUPPORTING classic movies.  How ironic and disrespectful to have links to BOOTLEGGED VIDEOS of classic films on this site.  I asked the posters in that thread to stop what they were doing, and they essentially said, "Go to hell, talk to the mod if you like."  So here I am.  Are you going to doing something, mod?  Do you realize that there are many film forums out there who simply FORBID the posting of illegally uploaded videos?  I went to a porn film forum once, and even it forbade posting illegal uploads.  Mod, surely your forum is no worse than a porn film forum??  Do you know why those forums have such a rule?  Because they don't want to get into trouble with the studios, that's why.  So please DO THE RIGHT THING, shut that Youtube thread down, for the good of the filmmakers and yourselves, and tell forum members explicitly that no more postings of illegal uploads would be allowed.

 

If you use the report feature to report these threads I'm confident the moderator will remove them.     They remove threads with links to recent releases like Fast and Furious 7.  

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If you use the report feature to report these threads I'm confident the moderator will remove them.     They remove threads with links to recent releases like Fast and Furious 7.  

Also.. when YouTube removes the (illegal) video from their site, it's automatically removed from these boards - as well as any other website's.

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That thread is now closed down.  Please do not post anymore movies from Youtube on this site.

 

If you see other movies, please use the report function so the mod team can take care of it.

 

Thanks!

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Thanks, mod, for the quick and decisive action. 

 

I think it would be okay to post certain Youtube videos, such as trailers, clips, and other short videos posted for the sake of a discussion.  For instance, this post has a link to a video of Ben Mankiewicz at the Oscars.  The video is short, and is clearly for the purpose of discussing the subject at hand, not for showing pirated material to others.  And it was not like the poster posted 100 clips all over the thread.  So in this case, I should say it would be okay.

 

But it is definitely wrong to post a whole movie (especially the copyrighted ones), let alone 50-page of them like those posters did, the intention of whom was clearly to disseminate pirated material. 

 

The length of the thread was why I didn't use the report button.  There were just too many posts to report.

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