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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    Anonymous Coward, 11 Nov 2009 @ 5:03am

    Interesting Idea

    Perhaps the three strikes law they are trying to implement in the UK good be amended as follows:-

    Once accused three times the accused's Internet access is cut off along with all of their neighbours within a 100 metre radius.

    Also, to discourage further "theft" the neighbours should be sent the name, address and recent mugshot of the accused along with a note saying "go get the thieving bastard who cut off your internet access".

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