Jul 05, 2007
It seems that the Motion Picture Association of America is adding some new tricks to its arsenal to use in its war against movie piracy: They've started to set up phony file-sharing sites to sucker people. The idea is that you sign up for the site (giving them both e-mail and IP address) and go about your business while the web server records everything that you do. Eventually, they'll have enough evidence to come after you in court for movie piracy.
The site mentioned in the article has gone down since the story broke, but the question is now, "How many other sites out there will they create to catch people?"
Forewarned is unflatlined, everyone.