Media Protector to hunt porn pirates

Adult entertainment company Hustler is finding it hard to find users who are sharing their films or videos online, so they have gone to a third party to find the users sharing them... and that company is Media Protector.

In case you are new to the Media Protector news, they are a company that are hired out by Studios or Record Labels to go onto popular networks like BitTorrent, ed2k and others and collects the IP's of users who are sharing their material and thus reports them to the company. Media Protector then uses their lawyers to get the ISP to release the users details so they can pursue them with letters to pay a fine or they could face a long charge that could lead to court.

Media Protector Managing Director, Rainer Strassmeir, told Xbiz "We are working today with a lot of international rights-holders and leading production companies — including Hustler, the world's largest adult entertainment company — and have detected well over 200,000 copyright infringements in Germany alone", with so many video sharing sites now it will be very hard to catch people sharing the videos and remove them because delete off one and it will appear on another.

But Media Protector themselves aren't really that reliable after their evidence was called into question last year, when they accused a user using the ed2k network that he was uploading illegal content even though the program itself couldn't upload, the user eventually got compensation.

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