Our post on the newly hatched out-the-leakers blog Thou Shall Not Leak attracted quite a bit of attention, and the proprietor of the site seems to be devoted to doing it full-time–after all, he’s taken down the personal blog that was linked from his Blogger profile yesterday. In post No. 2, he answers the question we had yesterday–how is he going to get these leakers’ names?
Finally, I can’t post any names if no one gives any to me. I don’t have some list floating around of all these people. I will keep the source under wraps and ask people to vet their sources if they do choose to send me something.
Very simply: I am not going to post names of some kid on soulseek. That’s the RIAA’s job. I am gonna post a name of the person who put up the link, if I feel that it’s been properly vetted.
All i am doing here is giving people a forum to make known that someone purposely posted something they were entrusted with. But that’s for the content owner to decide and the person who was careless to deal with. All I provide is the forum. (Catch the P2P style argument – “We’re just a network…”, which I actually agree with.)
So the blog is just going to be a clearinghouse for information that’s, well, leaked to him? What a disappointment–we were envisioning this guy in a basement somewhere, with a huge suite of sound-analyzing equipment, a high stack of code-cracking books, and a sign on the wall that said he charged “25 cents a day, plus expenses.”