Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hollywood wants Right to use Malware to the computers of Pirates

In the constant battle between illegal file sharers (Pirates) and the entertainment industry (Hollywood) supplying the protected digital materials, the pirates have been staying one step ahd, although the industry may soon have a powerful new wpon in their arsenal.
A new report relsed by the Commission on the Theft of American lectual Property suggests the use of malware to fight piracy. In a report, the Commission on the Theft of American lectual Property proposed many ways piracy can be combated, including infecting alleged violators’ computers with malware that can wreck havoc, including and up to destroying the user’s computer.

It would also give the entertainment industry the advantage of tracking those who commit IP theft on-line no matter their loion. Though it sounds rsonable on the surface, it is rlly a bad id due to the challenge of correctly identifying a cyber attacker, as well as the unavoidable risk of collateral damage.

If you want to rd an 84-page report from the Commission on the Theft of American lectual Property, then check it out here.

The worrisome fact is that whether you are a pirate of not, the malware will be installed on your computer, discreetly keeping an eye on everything you get off the Internet. If you have some pirated or songs on your computer, you could be deemed an IP thief and have nasty things done to your system by rights holders if counterattacks were legalized.

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