Who Else Is The Entertainment Industry Stalking?
from the watch-your-back dept
Even for people who think we’re often too hard on the entertainment industry, it’s hard to see how you can reasonably defend their actions sometimes. For instance, it appears that the industry is really focused on stalking people they don’t like. Earlier this year we had the story of how the RIAA was caught gathering private information on the children of one of the people who’s resisting an RIAA lawsuit. However, they really seem to enjoy stalking executives at companies they don’t like. Last year, for example, it came out that they had stalked the head of Kazaa for months. Earlier this week came the news that the MPAA hired a private eye to stalk one of the Pirate Bay people. Now comes the news that the MPAA also hired someone to stalk Torrentspy’s founder. Some of this was known before. Last month, the news came out that the MPAA had hired a hacker to hack into Torrentspy’s system and gather info. However, the new details suggest that the guy was hired to do much more than that — and to gather all sorts of information on Torrentspy’s founder however possible. If they have a legitimate legal complaint with the company (which is questionable), settle it in the courts — but to stalk someone to get private, confidential info is ridiculous. The industry execs clearly think they’re above the law — which is partially true, since they seem to get to write the laws these days.