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Film studios 'launch cyber attacks on torrent sites'




Film studios 'launch cyber attacks on torrent sites'
Film studios 'launch cyber attacks on torrent sites'



http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-features/51458-film-studios-launch-cyber-attacks-on-torrent-sites 

By Emma Woollacott 
TG Daily
9th Sep 2010

An Indian firm has blithely admitted carrying out DDoS attacks on 
illegal torrent websites on behalf of movie companies including 20th 
Century Fox.

Girish Kumar, managing director of Aiplex Software, said he's hired by 
the studios to trawl the internet in the days following a movie's 
release. Using software which searches for relevant keywords, Aiplex 
looks for sites hosting illegally pirated copies. The firm then delivers 
copyright takedown notices to the sites' owners.

"Most movies are released on Friday morning at 10am in India. The movie 
is released in the morning - by afternoon it's on the internet," he told 
The Age.

"Generally speaking 95 per cent of... providers do remove the content. 
It's only the torrent sites - 20 to 25 per cent of the torrent sites - 
that do not have respect for any of the copyright notices."

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