The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has taken its copyright dictatorship to crazy new heights.
It has a bone to pick with Google, claiming that it should be disconnected from the internet due to copyright infringement.
It has sent out 100 copyright infringement notices to Google, which are targeted at users of Google’s Wi-Fi service and also to certain Google employees in the company headquarters. Tsk, Larry, have you been caught downloading “The Human Centipede” or similar?
The notices claim that if Google does not sort it out then it runs the risk of getting taken off the internet. Despite the fact that, as it stands, Google basically is the internet.
One letter to Google, obtained by TorrentFreak claims: “Copyright infringement also violates your ISP’s terms of service and could lead to limitation or suspension of your Internet service. You should take immediate action to prevent your Internet account from being used for illegal activities.”
TorrentFreak along with the rest of the sane world reckons the MPAA’s stance against Google does not really count for much – as copyright holders usually use such strong language but never end up in serious litigation.
The report comes just days after the MPAA filed a lawsuit against the download hub service Hotfile, which claimed that “Hotfile’s business model encourages and incentivised users to upload files containing illegal copies of films and TV shows to its servers and to third-party sites.”
This, it said, meant users could download the stolen content – in many cases “tens of thousands of times.” Right.