DMCA Experiment, Part 2: Ramping Things Up

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Now that we got our first takedown in step 1 of this experiment, things are going to get a bit more effective and aggressive. Since the sheer amount of possibilities and variations in header, file sizes etc. are just too many to test using our home Internet connection, we’re moving to a VPS, a virtual private server you can rent for a few dollars per month.

What does that mean? Many more uploaded files, tests, and variations. And to begin with, here are 11 more uploads, all attempting to get that sweet little HBO DMCA bot to notice our uploads of “Game Of Thrones”… or so it seems!

Set 1: “Game Of Thrones” Fake With Normal Header

This set is, again, filled with a copy of “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz”, which has been renamed to “gameofthrones.mkv” or something similar to make the content of the archive look like the real thing. The subject lines are almost identical to posts that have actually been taken down.

Another thing to note is that for most of these uploads, the post name and email are indicative of fake uploading, so any human who takes a closer look should be able to quickly see that this is not a legitimate upload of the show.

Upload date: 9/5/2015
Current Status: All taken down / DMCAd (within 1-2 days)

Header: Game Of Thrones S05E08 FRENCH HDTV-Rip – jds508fr-x264

Newsgroup: alt.binaries.hdtv

Still online / DMCA’d: Taken down (within 1-2 days)

NZB Link: Here

Header: Game.Of.Thrones.S05E01.FRENCH.720p.HDTV.x264-Scaph

Newsgroup: alt.binaries.boneless

Still online / DMCA’d: Taken down (within 1-2 days)

NZB Link: Here

Header: [SERIES]-[ www.vip-lounge.me ] – Game.of.Thrones.S05E09.Der.Tanz.der.Drachen.GERMAN.DUBBED.WS.HDTVRip.x264-TVP

Newsgroup: alt.binaries.hdtv

Still online / DMCA’d: Taken down (within 1-2 days)

NZB Link: Here

Header: Game Of Thrones S05E10 FRENCH HDTV-Rip – jds510-x264

Newsgroup: alt.binaries.hdtv

Still online / DMCA’d: Taken down (within 1-2 days)

NZB Link: Here

Header: [Statius] – Game.Of.Thrones.S03E01.FRENCH.720p.BluRay.x264-JMT

Newsgroup: alt.binaries.hdtv

Still online / DMCA’d: Taken down (within 1-2 days)

NZB Link: Here

Set 2: “Game Of Thrones” Fake With Obvious Header

For this attempt, we used the same file name, same archive name (both emulating posts that were actually deleted), and with the same subject line as the upload that was DMCA’d in our last experiment.

But there is a little modification: Everyone with half a brain can see that this is a fake. This is because we added something in front of the subject… like, for example, “THIS IS A FAKE”, “COMPLETELY BOGUS” and so on. Let’s see what happens…

Upload date: 9/5/2015
Current Status: All taken down / DMCAd (within 1-2 days)

Header: THIS IS A FAKE Game.Of.Thrones.S05E01.FRENCH.720p.HDTV.x264-Scaph

Newsgroup: alt.binaries.hdtv

Still online / DMCA’d: Taken down (within 1-2 days)

NZB Link: Here

Header: DONT DOWNLOAD THIS Game.Of.Thrones.S05E01.FRENCH.720p.HDTV.x264-Scaph

Newsgroup: alt.binaries.movies.divx

Still online / DMCA’d: Taken down (within 1-2 days)

NZB Link: Here

Header: COMPLETELY BOGUS Game.Of.Thrones.S05E01.FRENCH.720p.HDTV.x264-Scaph

Newsgroup: alt.binaries.boneless

Still online / DMCA’d: Taken down (within 1-2 days)

NZB Link: Here

Header: VERY MUCH LIKE Game.Of.Thrones.S05E01.FRENCH.720p.HDTV.x264-Scaph

Newsgroup: alt.binaries.boneless

Still online / DMCA’d: Taken down (within 1-2 days)

NZB Link: Here

Header: REMINDS YOU OF Game.Of.Thrones.S05E01.FRENCH.720p.HDTV.x264-Scaph

Newsgroup: alt.binaries.hdtv

Still online / DMCA’d: Taken down (within 1-2 days)

NZB Link: Here

Header: ABSOLUTELY NOT Game.Of.Thrones.S05E01.FRENCH.720p.HDTV.x264-Scaph

Newsgroup: alt.binaries.hdtv

Still online / DMCA’d: Taken down (within 1-2 days)

NZB Link: Here

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