Porn Industry Joins Hollywood in Attacking BitTorrent

By September 11, 2007Internet Lawyer

Tired of losing four percent of their profits to piracy, porn video makers are plotting legal attacks against BitTorrent for copyright infringement. This puts pornographers in the same bed as MPAA and RIAA. Fitting but funny when you consider how many adult films have ripped their titles and loosely borrowed their ‘plots’ from mainstream PG and R-rated movies.

Tactics include smearing backbone providers for supporting the distribution of kiddie porn. That’s like accusing the auto industry of genocide because of fatal vehicle accidents. Filing multiple Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices with the providers for infringement is also being considered.

Can’t you just see it now?

The makers of “When Harry Did Sally” or “James Blonde” claiming the intellectual property moral high ground. Ranks right up there with Music Piracy Hypocrites.

Not condoning piracy. Just pointing out more fleas on the DMCA dog.

Hat tip to enigmax at TorrentFreak.com.

Author Mike Young, Esq.

Mike Young has been practicing business and technology law since 1994 and is an angel investor in startups. He's been an entrepreneur since 1988. To get legal help from Attorney Young, click here now or call 214-546-4247 to schedule a phone consultation.

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