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+ - Google is actively developing products against users of alternative browsers->

Submitted by epSos-de
epSos-de (2741969) writes "Google said: "Don't be evil". In reality they are actively discriminating against browsers that are not based on Google Chrome. Opera is repeatedly crippled in gMail. Google's Java Scripts are prohibiting Opera users from selecting and copying text in the Opera browser.

Opera did resolve the issue with every new release, but Google still keeps changing their code, so that users of Opera are not allowed to select and copy text, when they are using gMail. The first few times, it was suspicious, but now it is too obvious that Google is actively developing products that can not be used outside of the Google Chrome."

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+ - YouTube is helping to steal rights from bands and users->

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epSos-de
epSos-de writes "Concert videos are constantly stolen by the copyright-based companies on Youtube. Now it happened to me too. The concert video was recorded in Germany, by a German user, during a public concert of The Cinematics band from Scotland, in 2009. It was published soon after the concert.

YouTube changed the publishing date to March 7, 2012 and claimed that it belongs to Reservoir Media from USA now. In July 2011, the band had split up. They own no rights for their own songs and are not paid. As it is now, it would be illegal, if the band members themselves would upload their own music videos to YouTube. The disputed music video was published under the creative commons license, before it was claimed by the criminal American company.

YouTube is helping to steal from the bands and from the users who create concert videos."

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+ - Getty Images is stealing Creative Commons pictures.->

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epSos-de
epSos-de writes "Getty Images caused controversy for its aggressive pursuit of copyright enforcement on behalf of its photographers.

In reality Getty Images is stealing rights from photographers and publishers. Almost all of the pictures of epSos.de on Flickr were published under the Creative Commons license. Getty Images is licensing pictures from epSos.de through the Flickr account. After licensing the images they change the copyright from free to use to all rights reserved. It is a digital type of theft of free pictures.

The stolen picture is here:
www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/5394616925/

The screen-shot of the digital theft is here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/8138893914/

They will probably try to sue people for using the free picture that was published under the creative commons license first."

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