ದರೋಡೆ -ಇದು ಹಗಲು ದರೋಡೆ!
ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಹಿತಿಗಳನ್ನು ರಕ್ಷಿಸುವುದು ಕಷ್ಟದ ಕೆಲಸ. ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಕಳ್ಳತನ ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತ ಲೀಲಾಜಾಲ. ಮನಕ್ಕೆ ಮುದ ನೀಡುವ ಸಂಗೀತದ ಕಳ್ಳತನಕ್ಕೆ ಏನನ್ನುವುದು? ಮಾಹಿತಿಯಲ್ಲಿನ ಸರಿ-ತಪ್ಪುಗಳನ್ನು ಸಹಾ ಪರಾಮರ್ಶಿಸದೇ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದ್ದನ್ನೆಲ್ಲ ದೋಚಿ, ಸಂಗೀತ ಪ್ರೇಮಿಗಳ ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಮಣ್ಣೆರೆಚುವ ಈ ಕಾಯಕವನ್ನು ಪೆದ್ದುತನವೆನ್ನಬೇಕೋ? ಅಥವಾ ಕೊಟ್ಟದ್ದನ್ನೆಲ್ಲ ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸುವಷ್ಟು ಸಂಗೀತ ಪ್ರೇಮಿಗಳು ದಡ್ಡರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆಂದು ಅವರು ಭಾವಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೋ ಅರ್ಥವಾಗುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ...
- ಪ್ರವೀಣ್ ಶಿವಶಂಕರ್
The World Wide Web is a huge pot boiler of information being exchanged all over the world. It is but a difficult task to regulate the information flow on such a massive scale in spite of the multitude ways existing on hand to keep the information secure and unreachable by people involved in dire activities. This apart there is another section of the internet users who, take undue advantage of a port and amass credit through it. Does this sound like parasites? It sure does! But then, technology coins a more interesting name for such users and terms them "LEECHERS". To this infamously coveted community we would like to introduce a member, the well known song portal Music India Online (MIO). Well for the benefit of the greenhorns (and the personnel of MIO) here is some information about Leechers: A Leecher is an individual who takes it upon them selves to try and mirror large section of the internet on their own hard drive for their own benefit. They download prolific amounts of data with out giving in return hence the name Leech. A Leech is any aquatic bloodsucking or carnivorous annelid worms of the class Hirudinea.
For those wondering on what basis, we are making a claim so huge, here are the details. Each time, our kannada song portal, the kannadaaudio.com was updated, we were surprised to find that immediately thereafter MIO had the same songs on their website. Once a co-incidence, twice a chance- but this certainly wasnt a matter of ones and twos.
We have been religiously following this up and in fact have instances when they even flicked the images without even bothering to notice the watermark of our website on them!! So much for careful considerations!- A Watermark is defined as an identification code or bit pattern integrated into multimedia data that aids copyright owners in identifying illegally distributed or used audio, video or image data. In the images attached below, you can clearly identify the watermark on the images as shown.
Full Url : http://www.musicindiaonline.com/l/18/s/movie_name.7718/
Now, very recently, in a bid to expose their colors, we purposely uploaded the songs of a yet unreleased movie Akash. But we had the songs from some other movies displayed under its category. It is to be noted that the songs of the aforementioned movie was not yet released to the listeners at that point of time. And lo! MIO without even bothering to verify, lifted (read leeched) it off our website and promptly had it displayed on their song portal. For the benefit of our readers, we have attached the images captured on their website listing the same songs as we have in our website albeit in sheer ignorance of the plot behind it.
So what is the case we are trying to make here? Isnt it all about ethics on the internet? We buy CDs at our expenses and upload the songs for the benefit of our multitude listeners who have faithfully been lending their support to us by visiting our website for listening to the latest in the Kannada Songs. And yet, a portal that is much larger than us and by all means more profitable, cannot even spend a few bucks to buy the latest kannada song CDs (but can spend thousands on other languages or who knows they maybe leeched too!!!) resorts to steal the songs from our website is really a deplorable act! Add to this that they do not even have the basic courtesy of at least crediting our site! Sure its a dog eat dog world out there, filled with competition! But this is sheer exploitation and downright unethical behavior on their part. We strongly demand an explanation for this behavior and an apology from them.
At this juncture, we would also like to apologize to our listeners who were put to inconvenience owing to all this. We were in no mood to update our website from the past 3 months due to this incident. Yet, words fail us to express our heartfelt thanks to all those listeners who continuously visited us and lent us their valuable support. We request you all to stand by us and keep up your support and help us in combating such ignominious sharks out to pollute the internet community behind their veiled masks of popularity.
We request all our treasured listeners to please leave your feedback at the Music India Online website. The proofs to the above are visible for your validation at the following links.