As a member of the Muushi forum myself, I can attest to the fact that its members do distribute paysite material, along with other copyrighted material, and are not banned or reprimanded for doing so. The information on this page, as far as I can tell, is accurate in describing content that is displayed illegally on Muushi. SilverserenC 03:44, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Muushi.net does not host any illegal or stolen software. Our goal at Muushi.net is to provide a place where the furry community can share information and ideals.
The following quote from below is erroneous:
"Muushi.net and it's members share and distribute links to several stolen works from various sources including paysites, books and digital downloads. Currently Muushi does not have any DNP list and does not respond to any DMCA request.
The only known e-mail is muushi.net[at]gmail.com from the previous incarnation of Muushi."
Muushi.net does in fact have a DNP list, it is given to The Staff and is monitored to comply with DMCA protocol. The email above is the current email of the Administrator. Any illegal links or software should be reported using the sites report feature or an email to the admin at the address above will see that the matter is resolved as soon as possible. This is clearly outlined in the forum rules.
"*No link to Illegal software of any sort can be posted"
"We appreciate the time you took to read these RULES. Enjoy your stay here and please use the Report Feature to correct any forum rule breaches! Muushi.net Team"
- Muushi does appear to allow links to copyrighted work, which is what people are complaining about. You can spin this as "sharing information and ideals", but it's also it's aiding the illicit distribution of people's work. --GreenReaper(talk) 19:29, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
- Then can you please explain the post that is linked to in the reference of your admin sharing copyrighted material? While you're at it, can you explain this, (chapters from Kyell's novel) this, (rips from Hard Blush, a pay site) this, (copies of Heat 1-9)this, (rips from Club Stripes, a pay site) this (an adult comic from Jay Naylor's website, which is pay to view) and this (comic rips from Club Zero Blue, a pay site).
- I can go on and on, if you want.
- P.S. Regardless of whether there is a private Do Not Post list, it all depends on whether anyone actually does report information. You could say there is such a list, but then there could be an implied feeling in Muushi that no one ever reports anything so that everyone gets to see everything. Your DNP list only works if it is being followed. SilverserenC 19:29, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Both of you are members of the site. If the links are not reported they can not be removed. Linking me to the site does not constitute a formal request for removal. If you are an artist or know that the material in question is a violation of copyright infringement and wish it to be removed. The site has a readily available report feature and the Admin's Email address is public.
Please make all reports through the site or As defined in the DMCA
The first way an OSP can be put on notice is through the copyright holder's written notification of claimed infringement to the OSP's designated agent. This must include the following:
(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
(v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- So what you're saying is that, the only way to have something removed is either to have a member actually hit the report button or for the person whose images were stolen to go through all of those steps? So, even if a moderator knows that something is copyrighted, such as Hard Blush rips, they will not do anything to get rid of it unless it is reported by someone else?
- That just sounds like a nice loophole way for you guys to not have to take responsibility, even when you know that it's infringement. Like I said, if the community all agrees not to report anything, then your report feature and DNP list are completely useless. SilverserenC 20:00, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
- Also, where the hell is the report button? I can't find it. SilverserenC 20:03, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
- I think you're missing the point. Muushi has a whole forum acting as an aid to illegal distribution of art and stories from the fandom. It is not unreasonable for you to know that works like Furrlough, Genus, Associated Student Bodies and the contents of HardBlush are unlikely to be posted with the permission of the copyright holder. The site's position appears to be to tacitly encourage their posting until the copyright holder finds out and complains about it. If that is Muushi's position, that is what the article will say. --GreenReaper(talk) 20:12, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
The Media sections of the forum are not my area, and the Staff has limited resources. We rely on users to report problems to us if there is an issue. Muushi.net does not host any of its content, and as I said does not support the sharing of copyrighted material. If an artist wishes for his work to be added to the DNP list he must make a formal request through the site OR if he does not wish to do that he MUST follow the DMCA protocol. Once material is added to the DNP list the Staff takes appropriate measures to see that it is not posted. However, as I have mentioned earlier we have limited resources and at this time over 20,000 registered users.
Users should use the report feature or email the Admin at his current email address: muushi.net[at]gmail.com
If a topic is reported A member of the staff will personally see to the issue and resolve it in a timely fashion.
- Then can you please explain to me why almost every single thread I listed had your site admin, James Husky, replying to it with a comment on some variation of "Thanks!". This means that he indeed saw the thread and it's contents and even validated the existence of it by making those comments. SilverserenC 20:36, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
I can not comment another members actions, That is an issue to take up with the Administrator. It would be disrespectful and arrogant of me to speak on anothers behalf. I only comment on policy and rules. If you have a question about our policies I can answer them or I am readily available at the site, using the Private Message Feature. The topics reported have been deleted as I have said they would. If you wish for us to continually monitor for the reoccurrance of these topics please have the artist submit a request, either publicly in the forms or to the Administrators email which is listed above. Also if you notice any other topics that need to be brought to our attention please report them.
- Alright then. I am currently going through all of the site and reporting anything that is copyrighted. It might take a while and you guys should expect a large number of reports. SilverserenC 20:51, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Please be aware that each report has to be verified and reviewed by a member of the Muushi Staff. Large quantities of reports take time to process.
- I understand. But you guys should be done by, say, Wednesday, right? I'll check back then. SilverserenC 21:03, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
As far As I know all reports have been reviewed and handled. I hope that by showing my cooperation with this matter I have proven our commitment to our fellow Furry Community members and artists. If you or another member of our forum notices anything else fitting this description report it immediately and it will be handled in a timely fashion. If we are unaware of a problem we can not fix it.
anyone know why this site has been shut down?
- No idea, I added a line in the lede about it, but until evidence about what really happened appears, that's all we can really put in the article at present. SilverserenC 01:04, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
could you ask one of the mods of Muushi? 220.127.116.11 02:00, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Any luck? Do you know any of the mods emails so I can ask them? I miss the site already.
18.104.22.168 02:17, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
- Sorry, I don't. Maybe you can find them on FurAffinity? Some of them have to have accounts on there somewhere. SilverserenC 02:19, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
I hope this site isn't down for good.
22.214.171.124 05:07, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
according to Doomtrout, the site's out for extended maintence and upgrading.
126.96.36.199 15:34, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
Site's down permanently
According to Doomtrout, the sites down for good.
Guess they wimped out after the copyright fiasco.
Can anyone at least get in touch with husky to find out? If it is true that site is really gone can some one direct me to other sites like it please.
Muushi.net is back up and running
U-18chan.com - A furry media archiving site
No longer has the request sections
no more asking for site rips, comics, stuff like that.
So I decided to never visit that site again, it's back but the good parts (for me) is gone.