from the that-was-mighty-fast dept
Earlier this week we mentioned the streaming movie rental site Film88.com had popped up in Iran, suggesting that it would be safe there from the MPAA - who shut down their sister site, Movie88.com. Of course, I did wonder what sort of internet infrastructure they had in Iran to support such a thing. It turns out that's a very good question, because the company's servers weren't actually in Iran (as they had claimed). They were over in the Netherlands - which is friendly with the US, and thus listened when the MPAA started screaming and yelling. End result? Film88.com has been shut down. Of course, I do think this could give people other ideas about setting up similar services in places where they're less likely to be shut down. It's not as if these companies are simply going to stop. If the movie industry had any brains, they would realize that they should have been offering a similar service three years ago.