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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    senshikaze (profile), 11 Nov 2009 @ 4:36am

    If i was the county It admin, I would have said bugger off. Hell, I have never seen our county governments react that fast to anything technology wise (roommate works for the IT dept in our county). The request would have to have gone through at least ten level of bureaucratic BS until the decision was made, and then it would have to go back through to make sure the decision was made properly. One letter from anybody wouldn't do jack shit around here.
    Sometimes having a slow, techno-phobic government isn't all that bad...

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