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ShowStash sued by MPAA

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jul 2007 19:58 User comments (10)

ShowStash sued by MPAA In June, the MPAA sued both YouTVpc.com and Peekvid.com even though neither site actually hosts any of the copyrighted material on its servers. Yesterday, the MPAA announced they had filed a similar lawsuit, this time against ShowStash.com, and for the same reasons.
The site indexes copyrighted material into categories such as Movies, TV shows, Anime and Cartoons. The latest releases are readily available at ShowStash just as they were at Peekvid and YouTvpc.

“ShowStash is a one-stop-shop for copyright infringement and the operators’ sole purpose is to disseminate content that has been illegally reproduced and distributed,”
said John Malcolm, Executive Vice President and Director of Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations for the MPAA. “Sites like ShowStash are breaking the law and our goal is to put these movie theft ‘entrepreneurs’ out of business for good.”

Source:
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10 user comments

115.7.2007 20:31

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ShowStash is a one-stop-shop for copyright infringement
Well, I wonder how many brain cells, or lack thereof, this guy has. If it doesn't provide you with ANY copyrighted data then it isn't a one-stop-shop. Sounds to me like ShowStash simply pointed you around the web to get the files. Similar to a search engine.

Whats next? MPAA/RIAA sues Google for giving people with the knowledge on its workings the ability to quickly find and download "Illegal" content? I would see the MPAA/RIAA commanding the highest courts to filter the internet in America and abroad so that "Illegal" content cannot be downloaded or even searched for.

I love how much money, time and effort is spent on chasing pirates instead of the real bad guys that distribute child pr0n and other highly illegal and offensive material.

Next thing you know the MPAA/RIAA is going to try and get piracy punishable by the death penalty in America for pirating films or music.

Maybe not that much punishment but just a step lower, life in prison without parole, due to the hope that no-one with brains would clearly see it as "Crude and Unusual Punishment".

Peace

216.7.2007 5:23

Funny thing is these assholes will most likely win because what happened with torrentspy and isohunt.

316.7.2007 5:55

The MPAA is getting out of control. They're suing everyone and their dog. Why doesn't the courts just give them complete control over the internet and get it over with.

416.7.2007 8:10

They need to step back and take a look at how much money they are wasting on these frivolous lawsuits. Take that money and redirect it - to make a better product.

516.7.2007 9:08

Hey.....what are you in for? "Grand Theft Auto", 'bout u? "homicide" hey you, whatchya in fo?..... "downloadin"

616.7.2007 12:51

Originally posted by c1c:
Hey.....what are you in for? "Grand Theft Auto", 'bout u? "homicide" hey you, whatchya in fo?..... "downloadin"
lol....Grand Theft Music

716.7.2007 21:03
theridges
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Originally posted by plutonash:
Funny thing is these assholes will most likely win because what happened with torrentspy and isohunt.

lol last i checked you can still search both of those sites and find plenty of torrents...
mpaa know they cant really stop it...but they have to make it look like there doing something..

816.7.2007 21:15

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lol last i checked you can still search both of those sites and find plenty of torrents...
mpaa know they cant really stop it...but they have to make it look like there doing something..
Yes, you can still get torrents from said places but, from what I remember, they are required to keep logs of what people search for etc.

917.7.2007 17:58

This whole thing that the MPAA is doing is just adding another one to the list of sues they do in a year.

1017.7.2007 22:39

Pop_Smith/theridges

ISOhunt dose not log,and they always filtered IP/CP content when asked(not threaten) they have joined with file rights to try log "copyrighted" filenames and remove them from their trackers

file rights
http://isohunt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=96517


Logging
http://isohunt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2143

While Torrentspy has pretty much sold out by choosing to give up user data and ips than to close down.

Isohunt is tryign to find a middle ground.

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