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
Member since:
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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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

I would have thought that Sony might have learned from it's root kit debacle. This must be close to illegal like DOS attacks are and as soon as they accidentally block legitimate files such as the latest Kubuntu download it will be. Who can possibly imagine if run by the likes of Sony they wont start randomly blocking file downloads in error.

I see illegal activity massive fines from the EU and a lots of egg on faces.

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Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

There's also copyrighted music, free for all, distributed using BitTorrent. And movies, like Big Buck Bunny
http://www.bigbuckbunny.org/index.php/download/
http://www.bigbuckbunny.org/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1254207/
copyrighted under the Creative Commons Attribution License. Is this new "startup company" going to sabotage their online BitTorrent distribution, too?

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marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

So they and Microsoft can look at www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/download as they are distributing copyrighted (under the GPL license, for example)


Good point, sir. Some people really want to convince us we are pirate unless we PAY for our stuff, or but it from those people ...

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