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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by Valhalla on Sun 13th May 2012 13:36 UTC
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Well I gotta give them points for the name, I lol:ed.

However this whole 'poisoning the swarm' idea has been done before and has failed and will again. If it would actually turn into a real problem for piracy via bittorrent (and let's face it, they would need a shitload of ip's and bandwidth to make that happen) then the bt protocol would simple be modified/rewritten to make these types of attacks toothless.

Microsoft, Disney and Sony can throw money at these russians all day long and that won't change anything (except for the russians of course, well played comrade!).

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RE: Heh.
by JAlexoid on Sun 13th May 2012 14:35 in reply to "Heh."
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I bet they just posted on a request for people to attend a "beta test" to show that they stopped downloads ;)

A genius plan from these guys... ripping-off the studios and corporations is always a win in my books.

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