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Overhype

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
monitoring

Companies:
dtecnet, mediasentry, riaa



RIAA Dumps MediaSentry, But Hires DtecNet Instead

from the the-king-is-dead,-long-live-the-king dept

Over the past few days there's been a lot of attention paid to the news that the RIAA has ended its relationship with MediaSentry, the highly controversial firm that the RIAA used to try to find those involved in file sharing. There have been various lawsuits questioning MediaSentry's techniques -- and the sheer number of falsely identified people certainly suggested pretty strongly that the company wasn't doing a particularly good job. Of course, with the RIAA's "new strategy" of abandoning lawsuits in favor of having ISPs be their enforcers, the record labels still need a company to come up with whatever flimsy evidence it can find. So, don't think the ending of the relationship means that the RIAA has stopped monitoring file sharing. Instead, it's simply switched to a new company: DtecNet out of Copenhagen.

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  1. identicon
    Monarch, 5 Jan 2009 @ 7:28am

    Re: Re: The RIAA...

    That was supposed to be "Sarcasm" brackets but the html code removed them, I didn't Preview like a fool, and there is no way to edit your comments once posted. So if the dude did put sarcasm brackets up, the html may have ripped them out.

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