RIAA's Main Anti-Piracy Partner Appears Clueless About BitTorrent

from the fact-checking? dept

Earlier this year, the RIAA dumped its longterm anti-piracy partner MediaSentry and hired DtecNet instead. MediaSentry had lots of problems in terms of credibility, but it appears that DtecNet may be even worse. It recently came out with a report claiming that file sharing decreased massively after The Pirate Bay went down temporarily. Not surprisingly, this report is getting some press attention. The problem? The report appears to be based on a nearly comical misunderstanding of how BitTorrent works. TorrentFreak details numerous basic mistakes in the report, nearly all of which suggest the claims made by DtecNet have little, if anything, to do with reality. Considering that DtecNet is going to be leading the charge for the RIAA in any future lawsuits and various "three strikes" plans, the fact that it doesn't seem to understand how BitTorrent works suggests problems ahead.
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Filed Under: anti-piracy, bittorrent
Companies: dtecnet, riaa


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  1. identicon
    Mr Big Content, 29 Oct 2009 @ 3:27am

    Socialist Liberal Smear Campaign

    America has the best technology in the world, and the best experts in the world to exploit that technology. And that goes for technologies to bust the intellectual-property Terrorists, too. It’s quite plain the atheist anti-free-market liberal Socialists who want to destroy America by undermining its content industries are running scared when big guns like DtecNet come on the scene, so they’re doing everything possible in their puny power to discredit these highly-skilled people.

    Well, it won’t work. They’re just going to keep on doing the wonderful job they’re doing, irregardless of any nay that the nay-sayers may say.

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