MPAA threatens to disconnect Google from the Internet

By Emil
Feb 8, 2011
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  1. Over the last few months, Google has received more than 100 copyright infringement warnings from MPAA-affiliated movies studios: most are directed at users of Google's public Wi-Fi service but others are meant for Google employees. The MPAA is thus warning the search giant that it might get disconnected from the Internet.

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  2. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,661   +57

    That reminds me I need to go pirate the green hornet looks like a ok movie.
  3. Maybe this will finally put an end to all this mpaa bullsh*t. Google's got the money and pull to really pounce these *****s and maybe we'll get lucky and see some realistic fair use laws come from this.
  4. Shutting down google is like shutting down half the internet.

    Good luck with that.
  5. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd Newcomer, in training Posts: 555

    Trying to decide which story is the biggest example of stupidity and futility the MPAA, Sony or LG. Its a tough one
  6. brb jumping onto my neighbor's open wifi to download some pornography.

    also good luck, google as large as it is no doubt has more than one isp feeding its tubes.
  7. negroplasty

    negroplasty TechSpot Maniac Posts: 537   +12

    Yeah go ahead and shut off their ISP, I'm sure they only have one... connected to only one server HAHAHAHA
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,587   +864

    Couldn't Google just buy the MPAA.....?
  9. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,661   +57

    google should buy that isp fire everyone then staff it with celebrity look alikes
  10. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,661   +57

    Why so serious MPAA?
  11. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 948   +45

    I think... This one takes the cake. The LG story is nothing new, nothing to see there. the Sony story also happens now and then, but this story... lol.
     
  12. Mizzou

    Mizzou TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Just Sony trying to use it's favorite non-profit trade organization to "scare" Google into handing over that confidential data on all those individuals that haven't broken a single law. It appears that the movie studios have now determined that they have dominion over the internet.

    I honestly don't know how big the Google user base is but this strikes me as a very small number ... pretty weak.
  13. JudaZ

    JudaZ TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 294

    ha ha ha .. yeah like Google cares.

    Maybe something good will come from this.

    Maybe Google will just move their headoffice to a country that is more friendly and open to free speach and thoughts ... maybe North Korea

    Then the american tax system can thank MPAA for yet a nother big companys profits lost from their hands.
  14. Mizzou

    Mizzou TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 930

    This quote is taken directly from the About Us page on the MPAA website, good to know that they're giving their all to promote American freedom of expression. Just how in the wide world of sports do they get by with a non-profit charter? There is nothing about this organization that is not about profit.
  15. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    When google gives a **** let me know.
  16. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,073   +75

    This is better than when Al Gore created the internet! Pure GOLD!
  17. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Same thing crossed my mind, that number is tiny and feels like a waste of time. Google is the bigger Goliath here to begin with so I don't get what the MPAA thinks they can do besides make themselves look even more foolish and out of touch.
  18. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 888   +89

    MPAA, bring it on!!!!! I look forward to getting front row sets to this fight! I read this and started howling! Good way to end a long night.
  19. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TechSpot Addict Posts: 629   +122

    Aren't the MPAA sick of losing ridiculous court cases yet?
  20. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Tomorrow Google will "accidentally" redirect all searches for MPAA to NAMBLA.
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,587   +864

    I thought that "NAMBLA" was the "MPAA's" sister site anyway.
  22. littlebill

    littlebill Newcomer, in training

    Google

    GOOGLE
    Market Value of Listed Security $ 153,609,920,660

    GOOG: Stock Quote & Summary Data
    $ 618.38 4.085 ^ 0.66%

    I really don't think Google gives a rats A**. LOL
    MPAA it'll never happen
  23. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,073   +75

    Incidentally, the MPAA will be seeking damages of $218,824,322,040.37
  24. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 390   +35

    lol... who is running MPAA? Bunch of *****s...

    They should be embracing technology, making it cheaper and easier for users to buy movies. Instead of trying to pork everyone and control everything. I'm confident they could make MORE money if they adopted a business strategy that catered to the modern youth and their craving for instant video.

    MPAA is going about this battle all wrong, and eventually it will be their un-doing.
  25. Okey, but without google the internet keeps working, right?


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