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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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 11 Nov 2009 @ 10:14am

    Let me see if I have this right.

    Sony (apparently NOT the MPAA) sent a letter to an ISP, a copy of which is not provided, the ISP in some manner contacted the town (presumably its IT people, but it could have been another group in the town), and the town then presumably decides to shut down the system for some unstated period of time.

    Despite the above, people on this site once more rail "greed", "MPAA", and all the other buzzwords that get them whipped up into a techdirt inspiried frenzy.

    If this is an example of what to expect with internet journalism, then we have a much bigger problem than internet v. print journalism. We have a lack of critical, independent thinking among the news consuming public.

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