Re: MiiVi on Wikipedia

From: Ben Ebert <ben_at_mediadefender.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 01:16:41 -0700

I know, I have made edits and have sent e-mail to the admins. If nothing else once things have quieted down a little and nobody is really looking at it I should be able to make any changes that I want to.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Ben Grodsky
To: Randy Saaf; Ben Ebert; Jay Mairs
Sent: Sat Jul 07 22:30:06 2007
Subject: MiiVi on Wikipedia


The MediaDefender wiki page now has a whole section about Miivi.com:


Miivi.com


In February 2007, MediaDefender launched a video sharing site called Miivi.com in order to trap unsuspecting uploaders of copyrighted content.[5] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaDefender#_note-4> [6] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaDefender#_note-5> The site tried to convince unsuspecting users to upload digital content, but the sites true origins were discovered by a blogger who looked up Miivi.com domain registration information.[7] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaDefender#_note-6> After news traveled throughout the blogosphere, the site was shut down on 7/06/2007.[8] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaDefender#_note-7> MediaDefender, however, denied allegations that it was trying to convict anyone. In an interview with Ars Technica, MediaDefender claimed that "MediaDefender was working on an internal project that involved video and didn't realize that people would be trying to go to it and so we didn't password-protect the site." MediaDefender blamed file sharing groups such as The Pirate Bay <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pirate_Bay> for starting the story.[9] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaDefender#_note-8> When questioned, the MPAA denied any involvement with MediaDefender.[10] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaDefender#_note-9>

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