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 Post subject: BitTorrent hub ready to rumble with Hollywood
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:20 am 
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12/31 ... ghts_mpaa/

By Ashlee Vance in Chicago
Published Friday 31st December 2004 23:28 GMT

"A brave BitTorrent server operator has decided to pick a fight with the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and is asking for donations to help it mount a legal defense against the movie studios.

LokiTorrent is one of the numerous BitTorrent hubs being sued by the MPAA for pointing users to copyrighted films. A number of other popular BitTorrent sites shut down their operations after being sent cease and desist letters from the MPAA, but LokiTorrent has vowed to press on and face the studios in court."
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The MPAA is going to throwing alot of $$$ at this.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:31 pm 
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What do you expect? They're greedy bastards. If they lose so much as a dollar due to piracy, they go insane. And what better way to expunge their rage than to sue the ringmasters of the alleged "attack on the movie industry." I agree with them that stealing is wrong, but come on.

Then again, that's how America works.


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I don't see how they have any case to defend. I guess you have to start somewhere though because these crackdowns flow into other areas of fair use that are getting destroyed.


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I think lokitorrent is doing the right thing. The percentage of peoplpe downloading movies is so small it's like a blade of grass in a field.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:40 pm 
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this place actually posts the legal threats and their responses. hilarious.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:26 am 
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Sorry guys, LokiTorrent is gone. Have you seen the home page now? Ridiculous.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:47 am 
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In a few months their going to get it soooo bad.

*winces*


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Dude has balls.

I would never try to take on a multibillion dollar business with some of the best lawyers money can buy.


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"if you share it, they will come"

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