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Film industry has warned 100,000 surfers

Film industry has warned 100,000 surfers

According to press reports, the American film industry, or to be more precise the 'Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)', has started to search specifically for providers of films in the so-called peer-to-peer file sharing networks and then via the provider to be warned.

Thus, 100,000 AOL users recently received a message from their provider in which they be asked to stop the illegal bartering. If this request is not complied with, the customer must expect his account to be blocked. According to the MPAA, this approach meets with practically no resistance from the providers. In the case of AOL, this is not surprising either, as the group belongs to AOL Time Warner, a main member of the MPAA. In addition, AOL bundles over half of the American Internet connections and the majority of the broadband connections, so that the project could prove to be extremely effective. The film industry seems to be resolute in combating the illegal trade in its products in order to put an end to the hustle and bustle as soon as possible, and similar approaches are likely to set in here soon as well. There have been isolated cases in Germany in the past in which T-Online customers were warned and asked to stop their illegal activities. So far, however, this has not had any consequences and this is exactly what will change in the future, as the film industry could soon be granted more rights to protect its property.