The writer of the blogging engine called Forest Blog spotted the pirate hunting outfit MPAA was using his work and had completely violated his linkware licence.
Not only had it removed all links back to the Forest Blog site, the MPAA had not credited him for creating the software in any way.
Patrick Robin wrote the ASP-based blogging platform called Forest Blog and distributes it for free under a linkware licence. The idea is that you can use it for free merely by linking back to his site where Forest Blog is offered for download. The cost of removing the linkware would have set the MPAA back the grand sum of £25.
MPAA accused of software piracy
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 21 2007 @ 12:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The MPAA has been caught pirating open-source software, The Inq reports.