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Nov '23

Record Labels Shut Down FileWarez, Brazil's Oldest Pirate Forum – Slashdot

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Before Google Translate, there was Babelfish, which existed from 1997. It wasn’t perfect, but it was useful.
A fun way to generate nonsensical sentences was to take some block of text, and iteratively translate it using Babelfish to different languages, and then back to the original one.
Apparently Chinese companies still do that when creating info text to their products on Amazon.
It’s quite easy to spot the Chinese knockoffs simply by reading their info text. It’s even more hilarious in languages other than English (try French or German for “smiling good success”).

Apparently Chinese companies still do that when creating info text to their products on Amazon.

It’s quite easy to spot the Chinese knockoffs simply by reading their info text. It’s even more hilarious in languages other than English (try French or German for “smiling good success”).

Apparently Chinese companies still do that when creating info text to their products on Amazon.
It’s quite easy to spot the Chinese knockoffs simply by reading their info text. It’s even more hilarious in languages other than English (try French or German for “smiling good success”).
East Asian countries have a hard time with English, regardless. They can learn the grammar, but they have a hard time grasping meaning in English sentences. When I was traveling in the East many moons ago (pre-Internet), I noticed that in places like Busan, Hong Kong, etc, wherever clothing was sold, it had labels on them with an attempt at fashionable, witty English expressions. None of it was gobbleygook, but to Western eyes, it was still kind of a nonsensical. Stuff like a pair of jeans with a tag that s
I can only imagine it’s like the various t-shirts sporting Kanji that probably say something along the lines of “opening the package requires purchase” or “this document cannot be found, please try again”.
The founders of FW gave up on their site on Oct 4, after a very close site admin had deceased. It was their sole decision of shutting down the site, not a record label or policy operation. The removal of all databases and almost all but a few email addresses for comm channels basically took away any obvious proof of misconduct.
Now authorities are claimed successful shut down of the site. Because there is nothing left, they can say the heck they want and celebrate "their victory over a dead body. Like, literally.
Not Brazilian authorities, though. All the news I find about Filewarez shutdown is in English.
Oh no, a small village was causing the collapse of multi-billion dollar industries. Whew… Now profit will soar!
All that free music. What piracy!!
Radio stations pay rights to the record labels, and play unskippable ads to get profits.
However, if your point is that you can get free music through radio, vinyl records, cassettes, CDs, piracy, digital downloads, and now streaming are sought after because of all those songs that never play on the radio, and being able to play your music whenever your want.
Blah Blah Blah. I go to concerts. Problem solved. Radio stations and streaming need not apply.
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