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 @ 10:58am

    Re:

    MPAA members include the "big six" major Hollywood studios which are:
    Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group (The Walt Disney Company);
    Columbia Pictures (Sony Corporation);
    Paramount Pictures (Viacom);
    20th Century Fox (News Corporation);
    Universal Studios (NBC Universal);
    Warner Bros. (Time Warner).

    So, Sony is actually part of the MPAA. Don't believe any movie industry trolls that may be going around pretending otherwise. In addition, the MPAA has been going around spinning the story in the press.

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