By Emma Woollacott
9th Sep 2010
An Indian firm has blithely admitted carrying out DDoS attacks on
illegal torrent websites on behalf of movie companies including 20th
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
"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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