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You can run but you can't hide from the MPAA

The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) has expanded its crackdown on online movie piracy by filing seven new lawsuits against online sites. Websites targeted include Isohunt.com, BTHub.com, TorrentBox.com, TorrentSpy.com, NiteShadow.com, Ed2k-it.com, NZB-Zone.com, BinNews.com and DVDRs.net.

“Website operators who abuse technology to facilitate infringements of copyrighted works by millions of people are not anonymous – they can and will be stopped. Disabling these powerful networks of illegal file distribution is a significant step in stemming the tide of piracy on the Internet,” said John G. Malcolm, Executive Vice President and Director of Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations for the MPAA.

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You can't stop it...
By MScrip on 2/24/2006 12:31:22 AM , Rating: 5
You can't stop an -acy... piracy

Just like you can't stop an -ism... terrorism

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"Torrentbox.com,boasts of enabling over one million illegal downloads of Fantastic Four and over 4.4 million downloads of Alien 2."


Wow, those are great examples!

quote:
The MPAA estimates that the film industry lost approximately $3.5 billion to movie piracy in 2004


2004 movies: Shrek 2, Spiderman 2, The Passion of the Christ, Meet the Fockers, Incedibles, Harry Potter 3... Those six movies totalled almost $2 billion dollars at the box office! That's pretty damn good considering people don't go to the movies like they used to. Piracy is not the reason for box office losses..

Kids: "Mom, can we go see Shrek 2?"

Mom: "No... let's see if we can find it on TorrentSpy!"

Moral of the story: They went to the theater, 2 adults and 2 children saw Shrek 2. They bought popcorn and candy, they bought t-shirts, lunch boxes and trapper keepers, and they also bought the DVD... Cha-ching!




RE: You can't stop it...
By fliguy84 on 2/24/2006 1:12:49 AM , Rating: 1
lolz that is hilarious


RE: You can't stop it...
By masher2 (blog) on 2/24/2006 10:21:10 AM , Rating: 2
Theft also isn't the reason GM lost $8.5 billion dollars last year. Does that mean its ok to go steal a new Cadillac?


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