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PlaysterPhilip keezer/playster publishing - dmca immune affiliates using black hosting to avoid dmca takedowns

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Playster - Criminal Copyright Abuse Concerns - Philip Keezer + [name removed] - Misleading Advertising - Fake and Bogus Websites for Profiting in Bad Faith

Playster in hand with their questionable affiliates make many bogus websites, numbering in the many thousands, that abuse thousands of authors copyright rights, in order to profit in bad faith and deceive people in signing up for free trials using the bait of PDF downloads.This is bait and switch.

Playster are prolific spammers, filling up the web with bogus websites (which host their banners), and continue to do so knowing it is wrong. There are also concerns about criminal copyright issues, defined as:- Criminal copyright laws prohibit the unacknowledged use of another’s intellectual property for the purpose of financial gain. Violation of these laws can lead to fines and jail time. Criminal copyright laws have been a part of U.S.

laws since 1897, which added a misdemeanor penalty for unlawful performances if "willful and for profit".

Criminal penalties were greatly expanded in the latter half of the twentieth century, and those found guilty of criminal copyright infringement may now be imprisoned for decades, and fined hundreds of thousands of dollars.Because the violations are wilful, clearly have an architect (or architects), blessed and paid by Playster, and is clearly for financial gain at the expense of authors.

There is evidence that Playster affiliates operate with the blessing of [removed] and Philip Keezer (the architects of the scam) and utilize so called 'black hosting' or DMCA immune websites, meaning their affiliates can abuse DMCA with impunity. See screenshots.

A shockingly unethical company.

Philip keezer/playster publishing - dmca immune affiliates using black hosting to avoid dmca takedowns
Philip keezer/playster publishing - dmca immune affiliates using black hosting to avoid dmca takedowns
Philip keezer/playster publishing - dmca immune affiliates using black hosting to avoid dmca takedowns
Philip keezer/playster publishing - dmca immune affiliates using black hosting to avoid dmca takedowns
Philip keezer/playster publishing - dmca immune affiliates using black hosting to avoid dmca takedowns
Philip keezer/playster publishing - dmca immune affiliates using black hosting to avoid dmca takedowns
Philip keezer/playster publishing - dmca immune affiliates using black hosting to avoid dmca takedowns
Philip keezer/playster publishing - dmca immune affiliates using black hosting to avoid dmca takedowns
Philip keezer/playster publishing - dmca immune affiliates using black hosting to avoid dmca takedowns
Philip keezer/playster publishing - dmca immune affiliates using black hosting to avoid dmca takedowns
Philip keezer/playster publishing - dmca immune affiliates using black hosting to avoid dmca takedowns
Philip keezer/playster publishing - dmca immune affiliates using black hosting to avoid dmca takedowns

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  • Ph
    Phil K ScamArt Apr 13, 2020

    Scam artists hard at work

    2 Votes
  • Ph
    PhilipKeezer Mar 07, 2017
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    THE USER ACCOUNT ABOVE IS PHILIP KEEZER AND PLAYSTER, THEY JUST CALLED THE ACCOUNT: ComplaintsWithdrawn
    I wouldnt withdraw that complain just as yet.
    Philip Keezer aka playster aka adsurge.com formally known as jomediainc and also operating under the buisness of ad-center.com is all operated under the same roof.

    You were correct with your intital assumptions, but it goes deeper then this. Philip keezers runs a "not known" website called ad-center.com, he gets a number of sales employees to hit up hundreads of iilegal copyright infringing websites to advertise on. Once these iilegal websites agree to be advertised on, they push the download, watch now, read now, read online buttons all over the website which leads to hundreads of clone websites of playster.com like this https://www.donnaplay.com/.
    In the mix is playster which he pushes as there "legal" product, but its simply powered by copyright infringing websites traffic. dont be fooled.

    2 Votes
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    ComplaintsWithdrawn Mar 06, 2017

    I withdraw my complaints about Playster and its employees/directors

    I would like to withdraw this complaint as I was mistaken in the matter. Playster were NOT responsible for hosting the material. They took steps to submit DMCA complaints to third party sites that they do not control and had nothing to do with creating the adverts complained of. Thus this review should be deemed to be based on incorrect information and no reliance should be placed on it. The posting will be removed as soon as practically possible.

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    -1 Votes

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