p2pnet.net News:- “Thank you for visiting 321 Studios. 321 Studios regrets to inform you that it has ceased business operations including, but not limited to, the sale, support and promotion of our products. Despite 321 Studios’ best efforts to remain in business, injunctions entered against 321 Studios by three US Federal courts earlier this year has resulted in 321 Studios no longer being able to continue operating the business.”
That’s what you see when you visit the 321 site here. It was forced out of business by the studios because of its software, DVD and CD back-up copying application.
Now 321 will pay a ‘substantial’ settlement to the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and, just to rub a little salt into the wound, the money will go towards “raising awareness of illegal copying and copyright theft,” says a BBC story here.
And check this out – who’s in charge of the MPAA?