Hollywood Bullying Colleges About File Sharing
from the intimidation-as-a-tactic dept
No surprise here, but the movie studios have apparently hired a company named MediaForce to send threatening cease-and-desist letters to universities where they find students sharing movies online. However, it appears that they’re not necessarily following the proper legal procedures, and often are overstepping their bounds. Furthermore, despite giving a contact name and phone number, they don’t respond to any calls from the universities. Instead, they just keep threatening with more cease-and-desist letters. Wouldn’t it be amazing if Hollywood spent 1/10 as much as they’re spending on lawyers these days offering people a simple, useful, file sharing service?
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Hollywood: The new China
So Hollywood now has the right to check anyones computer for items that it doesn’t approve of? It’s a shame the founding fathers didn’t concieve of a need to protect citizens from corporations. I wonder if the government could get around illegal searches by asking Jack for a quick favor…