December 5, 2001

Gnutella.com officially launched

Author: JT Smith

"Gnutella.com launched about a day ago - my apologies for not reporting
sooner.
Oops, I gave all the little kiddies a high trafficked soap box :-)"

Subject:
pho: Gnutella.com: The Tools Available To You
Date:
Wed, 5 Dec 2001 05:06:41 -0800
From:
"Angelo Sotira"
Reply-To:

To:

Gnutella.com launched about a day ago - my apologies for not reporting
sooner.
Oops, I gave all the little kiddies a high trafficked soap box :-)


from: http://www.gnutella.com/news/5999
The Tools Available To You 
Posted by  Angelo Sotira http://spyed.gnutella.com/ on December 5, 2001 at
5:28 AM 
Take advantage of the tools gnutella.com http://gnutella.com provides; get
involved, stay informed. What YOU think matters more than anything else.

Let me start by saying, this site launched a day ago ... and even before it
launched it was already reaching hundreds of thousands, close to millions of
people per month due to the popularity of the Gnutella technology. 

Over the next month we expect explosive growth that will easily put us in
the millions of unique users. With the tools we provide on here we're giving
you ALL a platform, or a soap box if you will, to reach all who come to this
site. Take advantage of that, you can make a difference, you can have a say,
you can make your mark ... and most importantly you can stand up for your
rights.

As consumers we have more power than any organization in the free world no
matter how rich or big it may be. BUT NOT if we don't act.

Register for an account, you can do so by clicking this link
http://www.gnutella.com/users/register. Then update your Stance. Are you
Pro-Gnutella? Anti-Gnutella? Neutral on the issue? Why?

Talk on the forums, ask questions, you will get answers. Comment on news
stories.. or hell, write your own news stories! (Click on the link under
your account settings to do so.) ... but please, do use the tools.. a lot of
people from all sides view this site, I guarantee you will be heard.. pro..
anti.. whatever your stance may be.

If you don't act, if you don't speak up, if you don't get involved ... the
decisions being made in these critical times won't take you in to account.

Here's one example that troubles me immensely: did you know that 2600.com
 lost their appeal of a decision made last August
regarding the well-publicized DeCSS linking case just days ago? Basically,
the court is saying it is illegal for you to place a hyperlink on your site
to a piece of information because the information could be used to commit
copyright infringement. Let me repeat that. The court is saying you can?t
place a *hyperlink* on your site.

Speak. Up. Here's a platform to do it that reaches millions. Any questions?

Click Here!