A Must Read Update on WBTS and Darkspilver from reddit

by ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara 38 Replies latest jw friends

  • steve2

    Some ex-JWs have posted entire videos from JW broadcasting then claimed this was within the "fair use" defense. The copyright law is clear, as Jehalapero states: "Fair use" is not a license to use copyrighted videos beyond the immediate criticisms and/or satire.

  • Vidiot


    ...considering that all their copyright fuss is - for all intents and purposes - taking whole chapters out of Scientology's playbook.


  • stillin

    Many of these WT articles and videos I would never have seen had they not been linked or copied here! Maybe that's how Jehovah is reaching the "lost sheep!"

    Maybe the WT should send Darkspilver a thank you note.

  • Incognigo Montoya
    Incognigo Montoya

    WT is less interested in defending it's copyright, and focused on divulging the identities of those who are still embedded within the organization, but mentally out, sharing documents and information, not readily available to the R&F members, or the public. They stand to gain nothing monetarily by going after these individuals, and will undoubtedly lose money if they legally pursue them. So the DMCA subpoenas are really nothing more than a means to an end; exposing, expelling, and plugging the holes.

    And here I thought brothers taking people to court wasn't christian. What happened to remaining neutral, no part of the world, trusting in Jehovah, and his timeline, to defend his people? Pursuing and exposing these people through worldly courts is a good witness and reflects favorably on the organization and Jehovah?


    I found the last part of the above link to be of particular note;

    "If such lawsuits are pursued without a spirit of contention, they may not violate the spirit of Paul’s inspired counsel.* Nonetheless, a Christian’s priority should be the sanctification of Jehovah’s name and the peace and unity of the congregation. Christ’s followers are marked first and foremost by their love, and “love . . . does not look for its own interests.”​—1 Corinthians 13:4, 5; John 13:34, 35."

  • Lost in the fog
  • blondie


    A federal judge Thursday questioned what further action the organizational body of the Jehovah’s Witness faith plans to pursue after an anonymous Reddit user took down disputed works in a copyright case where the user’s identity hangs in the balance.

    The poster is outside the territory of the U.S.; the church’s main concerns have been addressed by the takedown,” said U.S. District Judge James Donato of the Northern District of California at a hearing Thursday morning. “Isn’t that enough to call it a day?”

    Donato seemed skeptical of the possible legal avenues for Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ administrative organization that subpoenaed social media site Reddit in January. The subpoena seeks to reveal the identity of a foreign user who reportedly infringed upon two of Watch Tower’s copyrights in the website’s forum for former Jehovah’s Witnesses. Digital rights nonprofit the Electronic Frontier Foundation has intervened on behalf of the anonymous user....

  • LV101

    This sounds good -- like the Judge is trying to avoid the issue. Let's hope.

  • fulano

    I hope Darkspilver Will show up at another place on the www. That might be their concern.

  • LV101

    Hopefully, Darkspilver will regroup/resurface under a protected/covert manner if one exists - criminals like the WT know the angles.

  • Vidiot

    Pretty sure that the WTS has, by now, thoroughly bought into its own hype...

    ...their utter conviction in their own inherent rightness, divine backing, and destiny has made them completely incapable of acting in a sensible, practical manner, backing down even in the face of failure, or even considering that they can fail.

    Honestly, the last few years have been - to me - like watching a fucking train wreck in slow motion.

    Damn near everything they do... everything... wants to trigger the knee-jerk thought: "Are they crazy, or just plain stupid???"

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