MPAA threatens to disconnect Google from the Internet

Emil

TS Rookie
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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Guest

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.
 
G

Guest

Shutting down google is like shutting down half the internet.

Good luck with that.
 
G

Guest

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.
 

madboyv1

TechSpot Paladin
aj_the_kidd said:
Trying to decide which story is the biggest example of stupidity and futility the MPAA, Sony or LG. Its a tough one
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.
 

Mizzou

TS Enthusiast
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.

Google has received more than 100 copyright infringement warnings from MPAA-affiliated movies studios
I honestly don't know how big the Google user base is but this strikes me as a very small number ... pretty weak.
 

JudaZ

TS Enthusiast
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.
 

Mizzou

TS Enthusiast
... More than forty years later, the system continues to evolve with our society and endures as a shining symbol of American freedom of expression.
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.
 

Relic

TechSpot Chancellor
Mizzou said:
Google has received more than 100 copyright infringement warnings from MPAA-affiliated movies studios
I honestly don't know how big the Google user base is but this strikes me as a very small number ... pretty weak.
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.
 

yRaz

Nigerian Prince
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.
 

littlebill

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

IAMTHESTIG

TS Evangelist
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.