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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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Lets see...
By shabby on 2/24/2006 7:54:18 AM , Rating: 2
The mpaa is filing lawsuits on websites that tell you where to find illegal downloads? Maybe they should start with google first.




RE: Lets see...
By masher2 (blog) on 2/24/2006 10:16:40 AM , Rating: 2
There's a huge difference betweeen a search engine and a torrent clearinghouse...as I suspect you well realize.


RE: Lets see...
By bob661 on 2/24/2006 2:18:09 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
There's a huge difference betweeen a search engine and a torrent clearinghouse...as I suspect you well realize.
There may be a difference between the two but it could be argued that Google facilitates piracy by allowing these websites to be found by the end user. Don't be surprised if Google, Yahoo, and others end up in the MPAA/RIAA's sights.


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