Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th May 2012 13:10 UTC
Internet & Networking "The Russian based 'Pirate Pay' startup is promising the entertainment industry a pirate-free future. With help from Microsoft, the developers have built a system that claims to track and shut down the distribution of copyrighted works on BitTorrent. Their first project, carried out in collaboration with Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures, successfully stopped tens of thousands of downloads." Each of which, naturally, ran out to buy the film in question right away, recouping the costs for hiring the firm. None of these people, naturally, simply tried again a few hours later. Primo plan, guys.
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Nth_Man
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2010-05-16

track and shut down the distribution of copyrighted works on BitTorrent

So they and Microsoft can look at www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/download as they are distributing copyrighted (under the GPL license, for example) works on BitTorrent! Criminals! :-?

Now that we've tracked them, that "startup" only has to shut down kubuntu.org. How nice it would be for Microsoft, one competitor less. :-?

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