Anti-piracy pirates: MPAA

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Anti-piracy pirates: MPAA

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Saw this on Digg: the Motion Picture Association of America, who oppose movie piracy vigorously, are in essence pirating software.

I can’t find the original story back, but someone posted a screenshot of the violation. And I went and grabbed my own:

mpaa-piracy.jpg

In essence, Stephen Griffin of i-code.co.uk coded a menuing system in Javascript, and released it to anyone on the web to use: with one proviso:

/***********************************************************/
/** this script is free for any use, but please include **/
/** a link to i-code.co.uk in any redistribution **/
/** Author : Stephen Griffin, www.i-code.co.uk **/
/**********************************************************/

That’s the license. That’s the terms under which you can use his software. And the link does not exist on the MPAA site.

So: what can you do?

Go to the MPAA piracy reporting site right now and report some piracy!

[ update January 18 ]

The MPAA has apparently added a thank-you note … but as boingboing notes, it was very recently added.


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