MPAA May Pursue Pirate Website Hosting ProvidersAdded: Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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The Hollywood studios seem to be considering the idea to launch lawsuits against hosting providers in the United States and abroad. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, the Dutch hosting provider LeaseWeb can be a potential target, because it frequently helps pirate websites. However, LeaseWeb is surprised to hear this and is not aware of any wrongdoing.
A recent document that leaked from the MPAA reveals that the movie studios are going to focus their efforts on file-hosting and streaming services. Indeed, one of MPAA’s anti-piracy priorities is cyberlockers, and in order to address this threat, the movie studios are going to sue the website’s hosting providers. The anti-piracy outfit also noted that it may put a political spotlight and pressure on hosting providers who earn money from pirate websites.
Finally, the agency wants to make criminal referrals against hosting companies and accuse those of money laundering and conspiracy to commit copyright infringement. However, it remains unclear whether the criminal route will be successful, taking into account that the American government may be reluctant to take these on considering difficulty with MegaUpload case.
As for the potential target, LeaseWeb seems surprised to learn this and claims there is no reason why it should be considered a target. The company explains that it provides services to third parties in accordance with stringent policies to which cloud storage providers and video streaming services must adhere, and which ensure copyright owners can enforce their rights effectively.
At the moment, the Motion Picture Association of America has launched no lawsuits against hosting providers.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
January 31st, 2015Posted by:
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
|Thanks for the read was only a matter of time i guess.|
|posted by (2015-02-01 08:37:15)|
|thanks for the news SaM!|
|Good luck with that. Many of the hosting countries do not even have copyright laws and therefore aren't breaking any laws or regulations in their country. The only thing they may be able to do is get the US (or other following countries) to disallow the ISP's IP block. from their country.|
|sounds like scare tactics from the big cheeses themselves.|
|they think they are god!||
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