MPAA caught pirating. Lame excuses ensue

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MPAA caught pirating. Lame excuses ensue

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the MPAA ilegally using the ForestBlog software developed by Patrick Robin. Read about it on 'You can blog but you can't hide'.

The organisation has responded with a list of excuses in the hope that one or more may sound feasible.

From the Director of Application Development at the MPAA:

The material has been removed from our Web server.
No Web links were ever provided to the blog.
The blog was never assigned a domain name.
The blog was never advertised to the public in any way.
The material on the server was a proof of concept awaiting approval to move into production.
The blog was only ever used for testing purposes.
Should we have decided to make the move to production, then we would have paid the 25 Pounds that would have authorized us to run a version of the blog without the logos and links.

Regardless of the authenticity of any of these excuses, the fact remains that if anyone was to illegally download a movie for 'testing' purposes the MPAA would think their excuse as laughable as the ones they have just provided.

Related: Help fight the RIAA

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Friday 2nd March 2007 | 09:26 PM

Love the graphic. Sounds like honest mistake but good point about if the shoe was on the other foot.

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Wednesday 21st March 2007 | 01:03 PM

That is lame alright. I thought the RIAA and MPAA were above the law anyway? Or is that just general perception?

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