MPAA catches Google HQ sharing torrents of copyrighted content

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MPAA catches Google HQ sharing torrents of copyrighted content.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/02/fAyCt2.jpg[/newsimage]Over the past few months, the search giant has received numerous automated Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) warning letters from Motion Picture Association of America-affiliated movie studios requesting that they cease illegally sharing copyrighted content from their systems. While much of the illegal activity takes place on IP addresses belonging to Google’s public Wi-Fi systems, some are have actually be directed at Google’s corporate headquarters in Mountain View, CA.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/mpaa-catches-google-hq-sharing-torrents-of-copyrighted-content-39748/](http://www.myce.com/news/mpaa-catches-google-hq-sharing-torrents-of-copyrighted-content-39748/)


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One possibility is one or more employees running BitTorrent on their laptops without realising it. For example, let’s take the example of an accountant who is not familiar with file sharing, but lets its children use the laptop who in turn run BitTorrent. As most BitTorrent utilities automatically run at windows start-up by default, then each time the accountant hooks up the laptop at work, the BitTorrent software will automatically launch and run in the background.

So assuming these employees are not doing this deliberately, then either this BitTorrent usage is caused by using personal laptops or business laptops with unauthorised software installed and the company firewall is not configured properly to block BitTorrent traffic.


#3

Interesting that the MPAA members somehow let screeners get out and then the MPAA harps and moans that someone is sharing a screener. Well folks those screeners only come from one source and that is the studios themselves. Perhaps the MPAA should establish some controls over their own screener discs and then maybe Corporate America won’t be expected to clean up the mess created by the crappy security in the industry itself…


#4

If they want to eradicate screener piracy, they have to stop sending out discs and just stream them online. Seems like that’s the better way to control screener content IMO.


#5

Exactly! Even theater owners could benefit from viewing screeners online via VPNs with and encrypted ID scheme. Could significantly reduce the cost of producing the physical screener disc and packaging too.


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[QUOTE=Seán;2574000]One possibility is one or more employees running BitTorrent on their laptops without realising it. For example, let’s take the example of an accountant who is not familiar with file sharing, but lets its children use the laptop who in turn run BitTorrent. As most BitTorrent utilities automatically run at windows start-up by default, then each time the accountant hooks up the laptop at work, the BitTorrent software will automatically launch and run in the background.

So assuming these employees are not doing this deliberately, then either this BitTorrent usage is caused by using personal laptops or business laptops with unauthorised software installed and the company firewall is not configured properly to block BitTorrent traffic.[/QUOTE]

That is interesting thinking course members of Google in high places did think they could get away with gathering personal data, but thats another topic :bigsmile:


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[QUOTE=Seán;2574000]One possibility is one or more employees running BitTorrent on their laptops without realising it. For example, let’s take the example of an accountant who is not familiar with file sharing, but lets its children use the laptop who in turn run BitTorrent. As most BitTorrent utilities automatically run at windows start-up by default, then each time the accountant hooks up the laptop at work, the BitTorrent software will automatically launch and run in the background.

So assuming these employees are not doing this deliberately, then either this BitTorrent usage is caused by using personal laptops or business laptops with unauthorised software installed and the company firewall is not configured properly to block BitTorrent traffic.[/QUOTE]

Hmmm… you think there are people who work at google who are NOT technology literate? WHAT?!? Oh geez… give me a break… This is why the censoring ended up stopping… you start criticizing what’s happening internally… you get less cooperation externally. Or, rather… feed laxitive chocolates, you get watery fecal returns…