MPA Issued Pirate Sites Shutdown UltimatumsAdded: Monday, May 11th, 2015
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The Motion Picture Association (MPA) demanded that “pirate” site owners shut down – the ultimatum was issued to a wide variety of services, including popular BitTorrent portals. Thus far, the only casualty was a rather small linking website.
The entertainment industry has tried numerous tactics against so-called “pirate” websites – there were lawsuits against isoHunt, Hotfile and MegaUpload, plus lots of intermediaries were targeted, including search engines, ISPs and hosting providers. Still, the most direct option remains to simply contact the website owners directly, and the MPAA turned to this method in Europe.
The services, ranging from major torrent indexes to linking websites and hosting services, received emails from the MPA, all using standardized language. The message notify the site operators and alert them to European jurisprudence under which those may be held liable for linking to unauthorized content. The messages also mention Article 14 of the E-Commerce Directive, which requires online services to stop making infringing content available. The MPA didn’t make a specific threat, but demanded that the portal owners stop offering illegal content within 24 hours. By the way, the MPA is not just protecting the pirated movies – its messages also point out that some alleged infringers are using movie posters without permission.
It should be said that the site operators didn’t pay mush attention to the threats – actually, only one website shut down after receiving the email – the relatively unknown link service micromkv.com. The industry observers tried to find out more details on the efficiency of the campaign, but the anti-piracy outfit didn’t provide any details. However, the MPA said that the emails in question were just standard notices sent to websites hosting illegal material. The group claimed that the notices in question ask to take effective measures to stop further infringement.
The Motion Picture Association announced that this mailout was part of its ongoing strategy to fight copyright violation, encourage Internet users to switch to the legal sources of content, and increase the viability and quality of the services that do pay copyright owners for their work. So, it is still not clear whether the MPA is going to take legal action against the warned websites.
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Monday, May 11th, 2015
|posted by (2015-05-11 01:35:06)|
|Hum define " Legal sources of content " ? ?|
|MPA Please leave ET aside okay (;|
|Just Heard on the News - Media Hype -" Game Of Thrones Episode 5 Broke The record For Pirating "|
2,000,000 More Downloader's Than Previous record...USA Came First Aussies came Second ...Too Funny!
And If They All get Notice's, and Cut back There Internet To 20gig A month How Much Money Will ISP's Lose?
Average $1000.00 Less Per Househould x 2 million = 2 Billion Per Year
These New Laws Are Gunna Destroy Optus And Telstra Let Alone The Smaller Isp's
I like your calculation but in the end we are the ones that pay more for using the internet if your prediction comes true.
They may say 'Ok!' you can downgrade to 20gigs/month but the price will remain the same.
Since they are going to unify there plans meaning that they offer one plan only for the same price for everybody. (that is my theory and I think that could actually happen).
This way they are not going to lose money at all because everybody is kind of depending on the internet.
|posted by (2015-05-14 16:44:00)|
|The Regulatory Bodies needs to be F***ED Hardly... I don't understand, what does they understand a common man... What ever the secret projects they do, the money the fund in these projects is common man's money... but whenever it comes to do something for the common man... They put in-front of us that, we need to pay "this shit amount of money" to get the service. And in 80-90 % of secret projects they work on, are never public, even public is unaware about what ever they are running underground... and how dangerous are these projects...||
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