Fixing Usenet DMCA problems. More and more requests are being made lately to remove content from Usenet. This is also known as DMCA requests. This has been noticeable recently. Some well-known TV series can no longer be fully downloaded. And par files offer no solution. The following downloads are known that give many problems to completely download them from the newsgroups.
It seems mainly to be new movies. But also some old films.
The Dark knight
The Expendables 2
TV shows DMCA
It seems to be mainly TV series from the HBO channel. Like the following for example:
Almost all Xbox games give problems.
What can you do about DMCA on Usenet?
Find another Usenet provider that has no problems with this. Also only take out a one-month subscription. Because it may well be that your Usenet provider will have problems with this in the future. Some acquaintances such as NewsXS, Astraweb, and Sunnyusenet all suffer from DMCA requests. They can’t do anything about this. Because if they do not comply with the DMCA requests. Then they have a good chance that they will be charged. And then they will probably have to close the doors.
Automatically download and leave your PC on 24/7.
You are better of with automatic download programs. For example, SickChill, SickRage, Radarr, and CouchPotato. As soon as something new is posted on Usenet. Then these automatic download programs. Can download this right away. This increases the chance that you will receive your download completely. However, this means you will have to leave your PC on 24/7. Otherwise you are often too late. With the download of your TV series or movie.
It is therefore wise to adjust the search time in CouchPotato and SickBeard. You can do this for SickBeard under Config and then Search Settings. Then adjust the Search Frequency. I would put this no lower than 15. Otherwise it may be that you are banned from your nzb provider. For CouchPotato you can find this underSettings. You must then tick the Show advanced settings check box. Now go to Searcher. And here you can adjust the time. Same also applies for this. Do noy change it, less than 15 minutes.
Extracting manually downloaded files sometimes helps
It can happen that downloaded files are not unpacked properly. The best thing to do is to start QucikPar first. And then unpack everything with winrar. Take care of it. That you have the latest version of QuickPar and Winrar. It is sometimes necessary to use the 7Zip program. To extract files. If you come across this often. Then it is best to consider using the latest version ofNZBGet and otherwise SABnzbd. Because then it can be that way. That you use an outdated download program.
Use a different way of searching
Manual search on nzbindex.com or binsearch.com for scene releases is often of no use. Because these downloads are often already deleted. What you can try. That you search with the SpotNet or Spotweb program, for example. If the spotter has used strange names for his uploads. Then the chance is smaller that these downloads are been removed. However, if this upload is also registered on well-known websites. For example, Nzbsrus.com or Dognzbd. Then the chance is greater. That this upload has already been deleted. This is because the DMCA requests are most likely done automatically. Using these types of websites.
A number of posters, such as the QoQ team, post their downloads with the NZBmagic program, so that these downloads are removed less quickly. Unfortunately, this tool only works with Spotnet and Spotlite. Hopefully this will work in the future with SABnzbd for example.
Which Usenet providers suffer from DMCA?
This is very hard to say. And this can also change quickly. But if you know of a few. Then you can also cross out a lot of other Usenet providers. Because they are often resellers. Below a list of resellers. Pay attention! this list is difficult to keep 100% up to date. If something has changed, pass it on.
Supernews Giganieuws is the owner of this. But they have their own infrastructure.
Eweka (currently seems to be the least bothered by DMCA)
NewsXS (has a lot of problems with dmca)
CAMBRIUM USENET SERVICES
SunnyUsenet (has a lot of problems with dmca)
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This was an overview of Usenet DMCA troubleshooting.