Hollywood guns for P2P nets

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Hollywood studios, taking a page from the other beleagured industry, music business are filing more lawsuits against networks that use P2P software like eDonkey and BitTorrent. The suits were filed by Motion Picture Association of America. Their efforts have already shut down LokiTorrent! I think by filing these lawsuits and making noise in classic Hollywood style they are bringing more attention to these networks. A couple of friends who have “zero” geek factor, who wanted to know what the hell the ruckus was all about. I wonder what these so called Hollywood guys can do to curb piracy out of Asia and Russia. They are like backyard terriers – lions at home, but on the dogpatch, they skulk around with their tails between their legs.

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David Warner

How much piracy in Europe and Asia is controlled by organized crime? It’s a lot easier to go after a bunch of kids with computers who want to “stick it to the man” than it is to take on the mafia, because the kids a.) don’t make their livelihood from file-sharing and b.) don’t have guns they aren’t afraid to use. Dan Glickman is putting on a show, because he can’t touch the REAL pirates.

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