After MPAA’s victory on isoHunt, the latter has been court ordered to apply a keyword filter from the MPAA to block any content that matches words blacklisted by the trade group.
As expected, a lot of legitimate content was as well blocked, a TechDirt report shows. A good example would be Brian Taylor’s short horror film called “The Bite”. He released the movie via his En Queue Film production studio, and chose to distribute it to the public with the help of isoHunt. But then something happened…
“I got it going, had downloads start from the US and Europe almost immediately, which made me a very happy guy,” Taylor told TorrentFreak.
But his happiness didn’t last; as he tried to access the torrent from a US connection the following day he was greeted by this message: “Torrent has been censored, as required by US court.”
Oh, what a great victory for the MPAA, who is continuously claiming that intellectual property is their greatest concern.
“The guv bums are bought (via lies, lobbying, bribes, whatever), and the independent artists cannot afford to purchase any justice, and so they will have no justice. Also, ‘raketeering?’ Wouldn’t that mean ‘engaged in raking’?),” a user’s comment rightfully points out the obvious.
But with courts of law that repeat the same mistakes over and over again – we remind the Napster case where a court ordered them to apply keyword filtering, a method which, of course, did not paid off, same as now keyword filters are blocking legal content – it’s no wonder the MPAA is doing what it wishes.