FBI looks into Anon and DDoS

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Two months ago we reported on the internet group "Anon" or "Anonymous" DDoSing the websites of the RIAA and MPAA in response to actions taken by the anti-piracy companies against pirates. Later, personal views were...

TorrentSpy must pay $110 million to MPAA

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A clear message to all torrent websites hosted on the US soil was sent all over the world today: A federal judge is hitting the shuttered TorrentSpy service with a $111 million penalty for facilitating...

MPAA sues website linking to pirated movies

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has sued Pullmylink.com, a website featuring links to free - and allegedly pirated - movies and TV shows, claiming the site promotes and profits from copyright infringement. The...

MPAA Admits Mistake on Downloading Study

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Hollywood laid much of the blame for illegal movie downloading on college students. Now, it says its math was wrong. In a 2005 study it commissioned, the Motion Picture Association of America claimed that 44...

Robert Anderson: I Was a Hacker for the MPAA

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Promises of Hollywood fame and fortune persuaded a young hacker to betray former associates in the BitTorrent scene to Tinseltown's anti-piracy lobby, according to the hacker. In an exclusive interview with Wired News, gun-for-hire hacker...

MPAA sues Cinematube, Ssupload

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The Motion Picture Association of America has filed a suit in the U.S. District Court of Los Angeles against Cinematube and Ssupload, saying both web sites facilitate copyright infringement. The MPAA accuses the sites of...

MPAA fake download site exposed

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The detective agency used by the Motion Picture Association of America has attempted to lure file sharers to a fake download site that installs spyware on their PCs. The MiiVi.com site offered downloads of complete...

Torrentspy names alleged MPAA hacker

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A month after accusing the Motion Picture Association of America of conspiring to commit data theft, the operators of a file search engine presented more details regarding the alleged relationship between the MPAA and a...

MPAA Accused of DVD Piracy

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has been accused of breaking its own rules and making illegal copies of a film. The claims, which came to light at the Sundance Film Festival, centre on...

BitTorrent Creator and MPAA Reach an Agreement

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In a deal aimed at reducing illegal Internet traffic in pirated films, Hollywood reached an agreement Tuesday with the creator of the popular file-sharing software BitTorrent. The agreement requires 30-year-old software designer Bram Cohen...

MPAA targets TV download sites

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Continuing its war on Internet file-swapping sites, the Motion Picture Association of America said Thursday that it has filed lawsuits against a half-dozen hubs for TV show trading. The trade association said that...

MPAA targets core BitTorrent, eDonkey users

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The Motion Picture Association of America launched a new legal campaign Tuesday targeting the BitTorrent and eDonkey file-swapping networks, two technologies widely used to trade movies online. Ratcheting up its previous online...

MPAA tool will finger stolen films

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The motion Picture Association of America is to offer a tool to help users locate illegally downloaded files on their system, the organization said today. The software will be able to scan the system and...

MPAA wins settlement in DVD copy case

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Today the Motion Picture Association of America has settled a copyright infringement against 321 Studios. A lot of good this does 321 Studios now. Since last Friday 321 Studios went bankrupt trying to...

MPAA really influencing the courts?

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So it would appear... "Is California's attorney general preparing a legislative assault on peer-to-peer file sharing? A draft letter purportedly circulated by Bill Lockyer to fellow state attorneys general characterizes P2P...

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