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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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Screw the movie guys!
By Hacp on 2/24/2006 12:50:07 AM , Rating: 3
They should mind their own buisiness. Maybe make better movies? I mean with all the stupid sequels, no wonder overall movie ticket sales are going down. And why should they target the torrent sites anyways? I actually use some of these torrent sites for legit purposes (time shift TV shows).

And no I don't download any movies from torrent sites. I use netflix to rent the movies I want to watch.




Blockbuster Movie Pass Gives Them For Free
By Exodus220 on 2/24/2006 1:16:21 AM , Rating: 2
I used to have a movie pass at Blockbuster and would take the movie and make a copy at home, that was much quicker than downloading the film and I was guaranteed good quality. Now I work for Blockbuster and get 7 movies free a week. However, not all the movies seem to copy properly, some kind of cycle redundancy error with DVDShrink. Anyways, I only use the torrent sites for TV shows like LOST and The OC when I miss them because of work.


By Sunrise089 on 2/24/2006 1:29:00 AM , Rating: 2
for my legal fair-use backing up of my legal store bought DVDs I use DVD X Copy, and it has never had any sort of problem. I can't vouch for every DVD of course, but you might want to try it.


By Snuffalufagus on 2/24/2006 4:12:23 AM , Rating: 2
FWIW, to make a legal BU of something you might own that runs into a cyclical redundancy error you might want to search the terms 'download' and 'dvd decrypter'. Then, using the decrypted files make an ISO with shrink and then BU the ISO.

As for the article, no shit they're going to sue these people, and everyone associated with them that they can get a piece of. The people who host the media, post it, transfer it, whatever, all knew (or should have known) that it would just be a matter of time. And the more you do it, the more they want to make an example of you and jack the fine up. Right or wrong, it's common sense.


By DigitalFreak on 2/24/2006 8:34:13 AM , Rating: 2
Try AnyDVD


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