p2pnet news view Freedom | P2P:- Disgraced and discredited private eye MediaSentry, fired by former patrons Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music and their RIAA, may be dead and buried in America, but it’s apparently alive and well, resurfacing in Australia where it’s once again plying its trade, probably under new management.
“Two of the Net’s scummiest, and most ill-famed, scavenger operations have joined forces,” said p2pnet recently, continuing »»»
Disgraced MediaDefender is buying disgraced MediaSentry from the latter`s parent company, SafeNet.
What will the new entity be called?
Whatever it is, the Safenet guys will be laughing all the way to the bank.
MediaDefender, owned by ARTISTdirect, was talked out of parting with close to a million dollars comprising $136,000 in cash and $800,000 in a one year note.
The buy will, enable MediaDefender to dramatically expand its effectiveness by providing customers with a wide range of options to meet the constantly evolving challenges in copyright protection and enforcement, says a statement from ARTISTdirect boss Dimitri Villard.
The, combination of MediaDefender, the leader in Internet Piracy Prevention (IPP) with MediaSentry, the leader in business and marketing intelligence derived from P2P channels, creates a true powerhouse in the field of intellectual property protection.
Now, “I currently (but not for long) reside at a student dormitory … in Brisbane, Australia, says a p2pnet reader, going on »»»
Yesterday I got called into the Managers office because the network manager had been contacted by Mediasentry and emailed one of the generic copyright infringement emails as a result of me downloading Angels and Demons.
The manager then proceeded to adopt an -as far as i can tell- exageratingly literal interpretation of the following exerpt from the automated email:
1.) Disable access to the individual who has engaged in the conduct described above; and
2.) Terminate any and all accounts that this individual has through you”
With less than a month left to the semester and in the misdt of the examination period he has asked me to leave the dorm.
While I understand he does reserve the right to terminate my stay at his descretion I was just inquiring about the seriousness of recieving a MediaSentry email and if they are infact even lisensed to conduct their “investigative” work outside of the United States.
Now instead of studying for my exams and working on my final assignments I must take time to find a place to live before the 29th of May (2009).
Does anyone know what’s happening with MediaSentry in Oz?
Should the p2pnet reader tell his ISP the manager to get stuffed?
UPDATE:- It has now been confirmed that MediaSentry is indeed operating in Australia. Click here for more.
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