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SMH Outs Copyright-Violation Hunters As Porn-Pushing Brothers 80

Posted by timothy
from the mixed-motives dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Media Rights Group, the company preparing mass U.S. style piracy law suits in Australia, has had its directors outed by the Sydney Morning Herald as Internet pornography kingpins Matthew and Richard Clapham. They also linked the pair to password hacking sites and a site previously being investigated by Australian authorities for its statement [to find drunk women and] 'call your friends, bring out the camera and then take turns to f### that drunk slut to a pulp.'"
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SMH Outs Copyright-Violation Hunters As Porn-Pushing Brothers

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  • Re:This is sad (Score:5, Informative)

    by DaveGod (703167) on Thursday October 20, 2011 @02:54PM (#37781874)

    The /. summary can easily be confused for ad hominem arguments, TFA cannot. It's one of those rare quality pieces of journalism.

    The porn background is absolutely core to the notion that the organisation is being set up with the intention to issue legal letters encouraging people to pay a fee to avoid humiliation of being taken to court for pirating porn. Or, as the House of Lords succinctly described it: ''straightforward legal blackmail".

    The secretive, murky background to the individuals and their organisations is also highly relevant to the above.

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