I am very concerned about the level of advertising that the WWI website is getting and the level of attention that the eBooks Thread is getting.
As you know I was military and worked for government agencies in the past and I know how they act.
As we are hosting / holding copies of literally thousands (to possibly millions of $ worth on the server) this is a big worry to me and with the intention to start a signals paid program and possibly other projects that are legitimate then this eBooks section could cost MJ and the site reputation dearly
Think about this for one second.....
If the website is done for copyright theft on a massive scale it will be shut down and seized, the admin (MJ) will be cited to repay costs / fees associated with theft.
All of MJs computer stuff and wherever he his living will be turned upside down for more evidence.
It will not stop with MJ either.....
All mods here will be interogated into this issue and if they have aided and abetted (ie uploaded / shared information) then they too may be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law
Our houses / homes will be investigated and contents removed etc etc etc..
As a friend I am only warning you of this but It is highly likely with all the copyrights so far that they will have been alerted - the only sure fire way to be safe is hold them off the server meaning that you either have to place them all into VIP (hidden) or we have to go down the route of doing links to uploading sites like the rest of them do.
My recomendation would to be link to uploading sites like many forums and move all current ebooks section to the vip section.....we then make another eBooks thread
....But this could be a nightmare because people will ask where have the ebooks gone?
To this point we must state that under copyright law we have had to remove them from the standard forum.
However.....If anyone in the VIP section spills the beans of where the ebooks are then this will open a new can of worms on us so I am torn between moving them and totally deleting them from the server.....
This is something that I would not wish to happen but to preserve the integrity of WWI and to make sure we are completely safe from harm this may have to be done....
Guys ...I need your thoughts on this subject as soon as possible....take a few days to ponder what I have said and what the next course of action should be...