MPAA sets up fake sites to catch downloaders

Posted on Friday, Jul 06 2007 @ 08:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
I read a report on Slashdot that the MPAA has been caught setting up fake websites in an attempt to catch pirates.
The site, MiiVi.com, complete with a user registration, forum, and "family filter", offered complete downloads of movies and "fast and easy video downloading all in one great site." But that's not all; MiiVi also offered client software to speed up the downloading process. The only catch is, after it was installed, it searched your computer for other copyrighted files and reported back."


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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