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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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    PaddyMac, 5 Jan 2009 @ 7:51am

    Re: The RIAA...

    For every 100 fools like MSlade, there are another 10000 of us who do not *baaaa* at every non-governmental entity that tries to illegally assert itself.

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