Sunday, February 06, 2011

Copyright industry threaten to cut Google off from internet

Here's why sending automated letters to unlicensed file sharers is a terrible thing to do.

the MPAA have sent Google letters claiming that employees are sharing movies, and warning:

“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,” the movie companies write in various letters.
Google's ISP might decide to cut it off. Losing the revenue from - what, they must have, like three dial-up accounts at the very least?

The more the copyright industry churn out things like this, which makes it clear there's not even a poorly-paid person checking on the claims they're making, the more they undermine their genuine concerns.