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Torrent website Isohunt shuts down due to court battle with the Motion Picture Association of America

Torrent website Isohunt shuts down, faces $110m fine (via The Inquirer) LONG TIME BITTORRENT WEBSITE Isohunt will shut down, having thrown in the towel in a legal ordeal against the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) film industry cartel. The website cannot carry on, having dealt with a court battle…

Thirteen alleged members of Anonymous indicted on hacking charges

Thirteen alleged members of the loosely organized hacker collective known as Anonymous were indicted Thursday in connection with a series of online attacks on US companies and trade groups. The indictment unsealed in Alexandria, Virginia, charged the 13 with attacks between September 2010 and January 2011 on the Motion Picture…

Author hilariously illustrates why copyright math is bogus

Giving a recent TED Talk, author Rob Reid, creator of the online music subscription service Rhapsody, illustrated for the audience exactly why so-called “copyright math” is almost completely bogus. “Copyright math” is a term used for the extrapolations published by groups like the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), or…

Congress urged to return ‘dirty money’ from the MPAA

The media reform group Free Press has called on Members of Congress to return all campaign donations they have received from the Motion Picture Association of America, the film industry’s largest lobby. “The MPAA is so brazen in its efforts to buy legislation with campaign cash that its leader, himself…

MPAA calls blackout protest a ‘dangerous gimmick’

The Motion Picture Association of America, the film industry’s largest lobby, is not happy about the growing opposition to two anti-piracy bills being considered by the U.S. Congress. Critics of the bills have said they could break the fundamental structure of the Internet and result in censorship. Internet-base companies like…

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