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MPAA puts the pressure on ISPs

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 13 Jul 2002 13:19 User comments (1)

MPAA has increased its antipiracy efforts against individual Net users in this year. The number of DMCA letters sent out to users' ISPs has doubled since last year.
MPAA's attitude is still much more careful than its music industry counterpart's, RIAA's, which has begun suing individual P2P users who distribute its members material. In most of the cases MPAA just sends out the letter to the ISP of the user who it has tracked down as an individual who distributes major Hollywood movies through P2P networks. Then ISP sends out a notice to the user demanding user to take down the offending material within 24hrs or user's Net connection will be terminated. If user complies with the request, almost all do, the case is dropped. According to MPAA, they basically want to "educate" users -- but in some extreme cases legal action can be considered.

Source: MSNBC

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113.7.2002 22:45

That plain sucks. this means we won't be able to upload any movies or download new ones. By the way you can download Minority report from kazza. :} screw you MPAA!!!

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