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The Register: Motion Picture Ass. launches Gnutella offensive

Apr 18, 2001, 14:22 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"The Motion Picture Association Of America has begun targeting Gnutella users, having successfully seen off Scour. The Ass. has started contacting US ISPs and university network administrators to warn them that some of their users are illegally sharing copyright movie material."

"And in response to such pressure from the MPAA, Excite@Home, for one, has begun emailing users demanding they cease their alleged copyright infringing actions on pain of being disconnected. Says the email:"

"We have received a complaint from [the MPAA] that you are distributing copyrighted material via Gnutella using your @Home Network services. We are requesting that you immediately remove any files which you are distributing in violation of copyright and cease this activity within 24 hours.

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