MiiVi on Wikipedia

From: Ben Grodsky <grodsky_at_mediadefender.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 22:30:06 -0700

The MediaDefender wiki page now has a whole section about 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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