MPAA Says Cloudflare, Foreign Hosting Companies Failing to [...]


MPAA Says Cloudflare, Foreign Hosting Companies Failing to Protect Against Piracy


Oct 12, 2016 - The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) recently announced that foreign web hosting companies like Cloudflare are enabling pirates to violate copyright law and steal content because they do not discriminate between websites that routinely infringe on copyrights and those that do not. The MPAA wants foreign web hosting companies to help hold pirates accountable by reducing the amount of web support they can obtain while infringing on copyrights.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) receives a PDF from the MPAA each year detailing areas of concern for copyright infringement. Here is an excerpt from this year's letter:

“All stakeholders in the internet ecosystem – including hosting providers, cloud (and anonymizing) services, advertising networks, payment processors, social networks, and search engines – should be actively seeking to reduce support for notoriously infringing sites such as those we have nominated in these comments, including through voluntary initiatives aimed at combating online content theft in a balanced and

responsible manner.”

Read more here.

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