MPAA Goes After Torrent Sites, eDonkey and Newsgroups
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM
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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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RE: MPAA/RIAA need to take a math class.
2/24/2006 9:33:47 AM
There's no better example of this than DVD -- Used to be VHS was expensive and relatively poor quality, and the box retailers only had a small selection. DVD comes along with better quality movies at a $20 price point and the studios now make more on the DVD sales than the ticket sales. And now that the price points are dropping to $15, $10 or even $5 for catalog titles they're seeing more money than then ever.
"The whole principle [of censorship] is wrong. It's like demanding that grown men live on skim milk because the baby can't have steak." -- Robert Heinlein
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