4chan members hit back at the MPAA and RIAA with a co-ordinated e-protest, knocking their sites offline for hours. Is this the protest of the future?
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Finally, the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) might be starting to realize that their attempts to control and reduce piracy might actually be having the opposite effect, and are driving honest consumers to piracy.
Three months after the Motion Picture Association of America expanded its courtroom battles against unauthorized movie file downloading and began suing informational Web services, in addition to sites actually enabling unauthorized movie file sharing, Torrentspy has responded with a countersuit, of sorts.
MPAA wants to tap into the supercharged university network to monitor piracy and test new video applications.
A lawyer for the MPAA says to expect new bills soon to assail illicit peer-to-peer file trading and curtail the piracy of digital TV broadcasts.