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[News] MPAA in PR Disaster After Attack on Public, 99% False Positives

  • Subject: [News] MPAA in PR Disaster After Attack on Public, 99% False Positives
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 01:59:09 +0000
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The MPAA runs amok

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| A SMALL TOWN in the former British colony 
| of Virginia is paying the price of not 
| standing up to the MPAA.
| Coshocton, which is in Ohio and does not 
| have a great tradition of standing up to 
| authority, decided that it would be a 
| wizard wheeze to turn control of its 
| municipal network over to the movie 
| companies' cartel. After all it did not 
| want any nasty 'pirates' in its fine little 
| town, it wanted only plain decent folk who 
| buy lots of gingham and bake lots of apple 
| pies.
| Imagine its shock when the MPAA forced the 
| town to shut down its entire free municipal 
| WiFi network because of a single instance 
| of a single user illegally downloading a 
| copyrighted movie.


Wi-Fi Network Shuttered By MPAA Re-Opens

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| Earlier this week we reported how a free, 
| tiny (1,000 feet total) municipal Wi-Fi 
| network in Ohio was forced to shut down 
| after an MPAA legal warning. A network user 
| had apparently transferred a file 
| copyrighted by Sony Pictures, and instead 
| of risking a costly legal fight, the 
| network decided to simply shut down.



The Price of Justice

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| If you believe that denying a fair trial to around 5 million people in this
| country is wrong, maybe it's time to join the Pirate Party?


Pirate Party UK Officially Registered

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| The UK Pirate Party has been officially registered at the Electoral
| Commission and is hoping to follow in the footsteps of its successful
| counterpart in Sweden. With all the recent controversy surrounding
| anti-piracy legislation and lawyers going after alleged file-sharers, the
| party has become necessity.

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