Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dtecnet the new MediaSentry?

Came across this interesting article in

Dtecnet, the new RIAA Black Hole

p2pnet news view | RIAA News:- The couple [pictured above] make a dodgy looking duo, don’t you think?

Almost like a photo from a police blotter.

Hard-core file sharers for sure and they’re also the stars of a moribund Hollywood anti-P2P effort organised by Dtecnet, a Danish company created to cash in on corporate entertainment industry attacks on their own customers.

As p2pnet reported many moons ago, Dtecnet’s chairman was (and still is, for all we know) Johan Schluter, a member of the Big Music record label cartel’s IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).

Not only but also, the Danish Anti-Piracy Group’s Niels Bo Jorgensen was, and probably still is, a board member.

Now it’s a BS-slinger for Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG’s RIAA, stepping into the black hole left by MediaSentry, the desperately inept online scalp-hunter recently fired by the Big 4 extortion unit.
Complete article.

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Anonymous said...

Can't help but wonder if they'll be getting PI licenses

Anonymous said...

Being based outside the US, it's
going to be REALLY nifty for underfunded
litigants to sort throught the red tape
path put down by this group of frauds.

Thats the whole idea behind it, i'm sure


StephenH said...

I know from computer science and my knowledge of TCP/IP networking that Dtecnet will suffer from the same problems MediaSentry does. Some of those problems will include the potential for innocent victims, if they are licensed forensic investigators in the states in which they are investigating in, etc.

Also, I suspect that the whole habit of cutting of ISP connections is going to lead to many more problems such as lawsuits against ISPs to get connections turned back on, and an age of people adding more open wi-fi and running ethernet cables to adjacent houses, proxy servers, VPNs, and other methods to evade and reconnect a disconnected user. I also suspect that some ISPs will emerge that don't participate in RIAA or MPAA's program.