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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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  • This is sad (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Sqr(twg) (2126054) on Thursday October 20, 2011 @11:28AM (#37775520)

    When somebody starts making ad hominem arguments you know they are losing the debate. There are several good arguments to be made against these types of lawsuits, but "the plaintiffs are porn producers" is not one of them.

  • by Fned (43219) on Thursday October 20, 2011 @11:45AM (#37775832) Journal

    But it seems that no DRM scheme has been unbreakable so far, so these sorts of draconian 'copyright' measures endorsed by smut kingpins and other content providers are simply another way to use the powers of the state to protect their economic interests.

    DRM is inherently breakable. You have to crack it open to use it. There is a legal way to do this, and an illegal way to do this, but one way or another, they're handing the keys to the same party they're attempting to restrict. Social factors, such as the powers of the State, or user apathy/co-operation, are THE ONLY thing that allows DRM to work.

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

    by rezac (733345) on Thursday October 20, 2011 @12:03PM (#37776210)

    It's called the Clean Hands Doctrine. And yes it is very relevant that the "plaintiffs" to-be are trading in borderline illegal activities and otherwise unsavory characters.

  • by bmo (77928) on Thursday October 20, 2011 @12:22PM (#37776778)

    Drugged sex is non-consensual sex, and thus rape.

    Have a nice day.

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    BMO

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