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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    Peet McKimmie (profile), 11 Nov 2009 @ 7:56am

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    Yup. I guess the call from the top was a message on some lowly tech's answer machine from his boss's boss's boss saying "Do whatever it takes to make sure this never happens again; I don't want to be bothered with the trivia, just get it stopped."

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