MPAA Gets Town To Turn Off Free Muni-WiFi Over Single Unauthorized Movie Download

from the the-internets-must-die dept

Dan alerts us to the news that the free muni-WiFi system used around the Coshocton’s County Courthouse in Northern Ohio was shut down over a complaint by the MPAA over a single unauthorized movie download. Amazingly, rather than admit that perhaps that was going a bit too far in punishing everyone in that town over a single individual's usage, the MPAA couldn't resist the opportunity to complain about the evils of movie piracy again. The MPAA doesn't seem concerned at all about the collateral damage, and just thinks that it's a good opportunity to push ahead with its misguided complaint against file sharing.

Filed Under: copyright, mpaa, muni-wifi, piracy, shut down, wifi
Companies: mpaa


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    Call me Al, 11 Nov 2009 @ 6:25am

    Re: Re: I wonder how it was downloaded

    Very true. Many people, including no small number of Techdirt readers, pride themselves on being able to get around systems put in place to stop them doing what they want to do. A determined person who knows there stuff will crack any system the County could have put in place.

    Also lets face it, the best and the brightest are hardly likely to be workng for the County and running their free WIFI.

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