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Hotfile: The Next Stop On The MPAA Copyright Infringement Warpath
2012-03-09 13:02:49

Hot on the heels of MPAA's suit against Megaupload, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has set its sights on file hosting service Hotfile.com. A public redacted version of court documents filed in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida were released this week. Hotfile Corp. and Anton Titov, who operates Hotfile.com, were named as defendants. In the legal document, the MPAA describes the digital locker site as "a system that enables copyright infringement on a...

Did You Help Attack The FBI & Justice Department Websites?
2012-01-23 05:24:19

Some unsuspecting computer users may have been unwittingly recruited to help the hacking collective known as Anonymous in their Thursday attacks against U.S. government and entertainment industry websites, security experts have reported. The hackers launched a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) on January 19, targeting the websites of the FBI, the Department of Justice, Universal Music, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and the Motion Picture Association of...

Anonymous Retaliation For Megaupload Takedown Continues
2012-01-20 12:58:44

Hacktivists from the group Anonymous are claiming responsibility for taking down the U.S. Department of Justice's website, along with other websites involved in the shutdown of Megaupload. Anonymous said it also brought down the websites of Universal Music Group, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the U.S. Copyright Office and the Utah Chiefs of Police Association The group posted the logo for Megauplaod.com, a top...

stop sopa 2
2012-01-17 03:30:11

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com When the U.S. Congress returns from recess on January 24, both houses are expected to begin rolling up their sleeves to hammer out a final version of two of the most controversial pieces of legislation in recent memory: the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PROTECT IP Act, or PIPA for short) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Yet as the date draws closer, a growing panoply of concerns and...

2011-12-19 10:00:00

Movie fans on the new social networking and movie cataloging site, Filmbuffet.com, share a few favorite films in common. The movies topping the list range from sci-fi thrillers to classic comedies. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 One of the best things about the movies is everyone has their own opinion on what makes a movie great. From heart-pounding action to gorgeous cinematography, the reason why a film is a favorite varies. The movies that top the favorite lists of movie fans on...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.