Negative Miivi Article

From: Tabish Hasan <tabish_at_mediadefender.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 12:18:05 -0700

Thought you guys might want to read this (if you haven't already). It's
on TorrentFreak and on Digg w/ 2000+ digs, making it one of the most
popular.

 

-TH

 

 

 

http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-gang-launches-their-own-video-downlo
ad-site-to-trap-people/

 

Anti-Piracy Gang Launches their own Video Download Site to Trap People

Written by Ernesto <http://torrentfreak.com/author/ernesto/> on July
04, 2007

Media Defender, a notorious anti piracy gang working for the MPAA, RIAA
and several independent media production companies, just launched their
very own video upload service called "miivi.com". The sole purpose of
the site is to trap people into uploading copyrighted material, and bust
them for doing so.

Media Defender <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaDefender> is known
for their shady tactics. Besides launching video upload services, they
also trap people into downloading fake torrents
<http://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-caught-uploading-fake-torrents/> so they
can collect IP addresses, and send copyright infringement letters to
ISPs.

Fortunately, most of the IPs of these fake BitTorrent trackers
<http://fenopy.com/fakefinder/> are already blocked by blocklist
software like PeerGuardian <http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/> . However, they
still manage to collect the IP addresses of thousands of users who do
fall for this trap.

And Now they try to do the same with their "fake" video download
service. They have registered a new domain and launched a video upload /
download site with a web 2.0-ish name: miivi.com. Miivi claims to offer
hight speed downloads of blockbuster movies like "300
<http://miivi.com/media.php?hash=90A392D0EADD1E6D49E26516E3C64D55D631830
D> " (don't download), hereby luring people into downloading copyrighted
content.

Apparently the cease and desist letters they send to P2P users and video
sharing sites like YouTube and other are not enough. At the bottom of
this article is a screenshot of the WHOIS info, it speaks for itself. No
matter how wrong 'piracy' might seem to some people, this is NOT the way
to fight it.

My suggestion is: upload and download as much legal content as you can,
titled "THIS SITE IS A SCAM", let's see if their servers can handle the
stress.

Update: Miivi is down now, seems like the plan worked....

Update: they changed their WHOIS info
<http://whois.domaintools.com/miivi.com> .

 

 

 

 

 

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