Friday, May 14, 2010

OVER 250 MILLION Downloads of Limewire directly from, Part of Sumner Redstone's CBS Corporation

I am Mike Mozart of the top 100 most subscribed and viewed YouTube channel JeepersMedia. I receive millions of views each month on my YouTube Toy Review videos. I am in Connecticut USA. I am NOT a lawyer.


I chose the blog name, "Danced with the Devil" for an interesting reason based on the ongoing Viacom vs YouTube/Google litigation. Viacom sent out a public press release Stating that "YouTube "Danced with the Devil" allegedly for ignoring obviously copyrighted uploads. Something Viacom OBVIOUSLY did themselves on their own YouTube like website ifilm regarding NBC properties a few years ago, AND as recently as a few weeks ago with Famous YouTube Videos. (See my YouTube Video)

Sumner Redstone's National Amusements Corporation owns a substantial part of both Viacom and CBS . I have discovered, what I believe could potentially be, the largest ongoing actions promoting copyright infringement in history by the division of CBS Interactive.

In this blog, I will argue by using FAIR USE Evidence, that Sumner Redstone, as Chairman of CBS, presides over the LARGEST Continually operating facilitator of P2P File-Sharing Copyright Infringement in HISTORY. I will prove that the Cnet division of CBS, has distributed at least ONE BILLION DOWNLOADS of P2P File Sharing Software, Millions more downloaded each month, 100,000's of Thousands EACH DAY!. From Cnet's own servers. Including Limewire over 250 MILLION downloads, Kazaa over 350 MILLION downloads, Morpheus over 200 Million Downloads, Audiogalaxy over 100 Million Downloads. Software well known to the staff as being used primarily for Pirating Copyrighted Music and Videos which I will show by Fair Use Screen Captures of by the Extensive evidence that I now am sharing in this blog.

If my argument of Cnet's liability is valid, it could certainly effect the ongoing Viacom vs Google/YouTube litigation. On one hand Sumner Redstone's CBS would need to defend themselves against the same copyright laws including the MGM vs Grokster Supreme Court ruling, while Sumner Redstone's Viacom is using the same copyright laws and ruling as the basis of their ongoing legal actions against Google/YouTube.

Cnet is a division of CBS Interactive has been actively offering software downloads of such well know file-sharing programs as Napster, Kazaa, Morpheus, Grokster, Scour, Bit Torrent and Limewire for over 10 years. These downloads, during their notorious MP3 music Pirating Days, were well known to be used for copyright infringement by the Cnet Editors and actually promoted their use as such on numerous occasions.Cnet, which includes ZDnet, has been engaged in actions which I believe makes CBS liable under several Copyright Statutes including the Supreme Court ruling of MGM vs Grokster.

MGM vs Grokster
"One who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by clear expression or other affirmative steps taken to foster infringement, is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties."

Even though Cnet has toned down the editorial content of encouraging copyright infringement (with notable exceptions). At times, Cnet has stated quite fervently that illegal music downloads are wrong, yet have continued to distribute numerous p2p file sharing software that is known to be used primarily for copyright Infringement and Cnet demonstrates that fact in screenshot samples showing copyrighted works.

Grokster attorney Richard Taranto argued in court that the network should be judged by its current behavior, not its actions several years ago when it was initially trying to attract users.

But Souter termed that argument "ridiculous." Even if Grokster no longer advertises the fact that users can easily find copyright material, it still benefits from its past advertising, he said.

"Sales of a product on Friday are a result of inducing acts on Monday through Thursday," Souter said.

Cnet and DZnet have continually offered software downloads of P2P file sharing software directly from their own servers. The p2p software programs offer substantial non-infringing uses. However, to this day, Cnet and ZDnet have actively promoted these programs (devices) to infringe copyrights on a massive level. I have accumulated substantial evidence to support my claims. Cnet was the primary source, from it's own servers,for massive amounts of downloaded software for Grokster (10 Million), Music City Morpheus ( 120 Million) and Kazaa ( 350 Million). Cnet reviewed each software submission and ran a full series of tests to determine functionality before it was offered to the public from their servers. Cnet regularly reviewed these services using real copyrighted works! In screen shots AND Editorial copy. The editors of Cnet and ZDnet stated clearly that these P2P software products were used PRIMARILY for Copyrighted Material Piracy, yet continued to offer AND promote them.

The recent Limewire legal verdict never mentioned that Cnet was the source of a Large majority of ALL the Limewire software EVER Distributed. The actual Limewire website actually had an embedded Cnet download button as the primary download source since 1990. Limewire is shown on Cnet's site with screen shots showing actual copyrighted works being downloaded. ( Limewire Classic)

Cnet was the public download source source of MOST of the software used by ALL the notorious file sharing services since they began; Bearshare, Imesh, CuteMX, Napster, Limewire, Grokster, AudioGalaxy, Scour etc. The most of these actual websites, such as Scour, embedded a Cnet Download button that linked directly back to the Cnet downloads. The actual distributed software was directly downloaded from Cnet Servers.
The Cnet website featured for many years, until today, numerous articles and tutorials promoting the use of the downloadable software for copyright infringing purposes. Both Cnet and ZDnet offered ways to Workaround Court Ordered copyright filters and bans on various file sharing programs with specific instructions.

Cnet TODAY offers software to specifically "Guard Against Copyright infringement lawsuits" , Zapshares, and the actual Cnet editorial staff uses the software "Limewire" AND the Lady Gaga Song "Bad Romance" to demonstrate how to download copyrighted works. This is described in editorial Editor review content AND Screen Caps on the actual Cnet site.

Cnet Staff conducted regular TESTS of the file sharing services with Actual Copyrighted works! ( That Cnet often exclusively distributed the software from it's own in-house servers)

Cnet Staff offering alternatives to Napster, Casting copyright holders as "Super Villians"

ZDnet division of Cnet offered a way to defeat banning by Napster for sharing copyrighted works.

ZDnet offering a method of accessing and downloading songs from Napster in spite of a Judges Injunction order closing down the system. This workaround software STILL IS Being offered for download from Cnet today as it has been for 10 years.

If my theory has validity, which I believe it does, CBS Interactive Division of CBS would be liable in part for the third party copyright infringement resulting from ONE HALF BILLION file sharing software downloads from their servers of Kazaa, Grokster and Morpheus. (The co-defendants in MGM vs Grokster)

I also believe that CBS could be liable for the third party infringement of Napster Users back to the year 1999. I realize there is a 5 year statute of limitations on Electronic Copyright Infringement, however the Cnet division of CBS has continued to distribute software for continued Napster functionality up until today. It is my understanding that the Statute of limitations begins once the last action in a series of actions to promote, induce and encourage copyright infringement has ended

Please take a moment to judge for yourself if my arguments seem reasonable. I am adding many more 100's of additional exhibits to substantiate my arguments.

I feel confident that the historical screen captures of Cnet and ZDnet are Fair Use ( I am continuing to add commentary to each Screen Capture, however I'm afraid that CBS while file a DMCA act notice against it to keep the information away from the public. My 300,00 YouTube subscribers will be very vocal if such an action occurs!

This Blog has been public for days and MANY members of the Press and Music Companies have already spoken to me regarding the information that I have uncovered here.

Read this link to understand the Financial Challenges Facing Cnet in early 2001.