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MPAA sues sites for linking to pirated video

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 28 Sep 2007 0:32 User comments (19)

MPAA sues sites for linking to pirated video Cinematube.net and SSUpload are the most recent targets of lawsuits by the MPAA, claiming the two websites are liable for copyright infringement due to a large number of links to pirated movies on both sites.
"We are putting illegal Web operators on notice that they are not above the law and will face serious consequences for their activities," said John Malcolm, executive vp and director of worldwide anti-piracy operations at the MPAA.

Although SSUpload is run from servers in the US, Cinematube is located in the country of Malaysia, an area of the world believed to be home to many piracy rings, distributing everything from fake designer clothing and accessories to pirated CDs and DVDs.

Major efforts by copyright owners, as well US and various Asian countries, have been made to curb Asian piracy operations. So far those efforts have failed ot put a major dent in those operations, which are commonly run by criminal organizations large enough to simply move to another location and start all over again.

Source: Reuters

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19 user comments

128.9.2007 1:43
nobrainer
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so if the mpaa feel that "guilty by proxy" is legal, then they are also accountable for the recent American company's actions "mediadefender", as DDoS as far as i am aware in the us is a federal offence and amounts to terrorism in light of GW Bushes new laws and isn't also entrapment against the law. Even if the leaked document are not admissible in court there should be a federal investigation being conducted right atm. so seems the mpaa are funding these terrorists, they are guilty of supporting terrorism, and therefore sent to guantanamo bay for supporting terrorists!

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228.9.2007 4:26

no you see, even though it is a federal offense, it probably won't get much attention. I believe this because the media defender leak wasn't a highly publicized thing outside of the tech community. So if places like CNN and Fox News aren't covering it, then it will be easier to get away with. I men most of these companies are members or owned by members of the MPAA, why would they cover a story showing how they screwed up?

Plus I'm sure that politicians won't want to lose the funding they get from the MPAA so it will all be swept away and all those involved will be sent to Git-mo and never heard from again.

I think Family Guy put it best (MPAA is the guide and we are Brian)LINK

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328.9.2007 5:56

^ why do you think that not one news outlet ever has clearafied that only sharing is illegal, not just downloading. if they let that little secret out they would be out of buisness in a second because everyone whould jumponline and the entire country would become a leach.

428.9.2007 5:56

^.

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528.9.2007 5:56

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628.9.2007 6:23
xhardc0re
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CinemaTube is located outside the u.s. the MPAA can go f!ck itself.

728.9.2007 8:00

Originally posted by georgeluv:
^ why do you think that not one news outlet ever has clearafied that only sharing is illegal, not just downloading. if they let that little secret out they would be out of buisness in a second because everyone whould jumponline and the entire country would become a leach.
No sharers = no leachers

828.9.2007 12:32

Everybody in my city knows where the prostitutes work and play, I guess this makes everybody that knows this info guilty of prostitution.........

928.9.2007 13:32
duke8888
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It soesn't matter if they are out of the country look what Bush did to get the Russians to take MP3 website down it worked....

1028.9.2007 18:35

By this logic, anyone who says "There's a crime being comitted over there" is guilty of the crime.

1128.9.2007 22:38
jony218
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As usual the MPAA is providing free advertisement for these sites that no one ever heard of. I never heard of these sites until I read about the MPAA suing them. I don't think the strategy is working out as planned.

1229.9.2007 1:08
procode
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Originally posted by Steve83:
By this logic, anyone who says "There's a crime being comitted over there" is guilty of the crime.

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They are indeed guilty - if they do nothing about it .. !!

Fortunately, there are many other sites trying to bring these sites to everyone's attention - like the very good citizens they are ..

Procode ..
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1330.9.2007 2:24

Quote:
No sharers = no leachers
only if there wer no sharers left IN THE WORLD, not just the us. leaching is legal in the us, sharing is legal in a few random countries, put them together and you have a LEGAL mach made in heaven that the mpaa cant touch!

1430.9.2007 21:18

Quote:
Originally posted by Steve83:
By this logic, anyone who says "There's a crime being comitted over there" is guilty of the crime.

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They are indeed guilty - if they do nothing about it .. !!

So every american is guilty of illegal immigration? After all we know were it comes from...

Every university is guilty of underage drinking...and so are the alchohol making companys...

I guess next time there is a bank robbery and/or murder all the witnesses should be placed in jail for bank robbery and/or murder...

This is an awesome law that the MPAA has come up with... we all know where the terrorists are, so can we start suing everyone for not enlisting or pciking up a gun and going after the terrorsits personally...

One of the MPAAs parent companies should make an educational film titled Vigilanties are the only non-criminals all others should be sent to jail...
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151.10.2007 5:03

MPAA and the riaa just going for another two groups that are going about their own business.

162.10.2007 21:45

pirated movies and CDs are spreading ever since..
[url= http://www.overnightradiator.com/kia.html]kia radiator[/url] for example.

173.10.2007 10:30
agwild99
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Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by Steve83:
By this logic, anyone who says "There's a crime being comitted over there" is guilty of the crime.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

They are indeed guilty - if they do nothing about it .. !!

So every american is guilty of illegal immigration? After all we know were it comes from...

Every university is guilty of underage drinking...and so are the alchohol making companys...

I guess next time there is a bank robbery and/or murder all the witnesses should be placed in jail for bank robbery and/or murder...

This is an awesome law that the MPAA has come up with... we all know where the terrorists are, so can we start suing everyone for not enlisting or pciking up a gun and going after the terrorsits personally...

One of the MPAAs parent companies should make an educational film titled Vigilanties are the only non-criminals all others should be sent to jail...
I am gonna go out on a limb here, but I think the case here is that they actually "Linked" to the sites. So for anyone who wants to thumb their nose at the powers that be just make a list of urls saying "Stay off these sites they host illegal content" and you should be in the clear. If the MPAA comes after you then there will be one hell of a fun time in court. In this case you are not condoning the action you are actually "against" it. Loopholes people loopholes.

183.10.2007 10:30
agwild99
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Sorry it double posted.

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193.10.2007 11:14
procode
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Originally posted by Steve83:
Loopholes people loopholes.
Happy my point wasn't missed my friend .. ;)

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