In an amazing turn of events, the MPAA has managed to shut down the municipal wi-fi network in a small city in Ohio. In what might be called  the most outrageous event in that state since Kent State in 1970, another egregious miscarriage of justice has occurred.

The slashdot article references another article in boingboing

“The MPAA has successfully shut down an entire town’s municipal WiFi because a single user was found to be downloading a copyrighted movie. Rather than being embarrassed by this gross example of collective punishment (a practice outlawed in the Geneva conventions) against Coshocton, OH, the MPAA’s spokeslizard took the opportunity to cry poor (even though the studios are bringing in record box-office and aftermarket receipts).”

Notice that part about the Geneva conventions – this is the kind of stuff that should not be used on war criminals!

This is one of those times when, if you care about the way the RIAA, MPAA, and others are abusing the law and apparently not governed by it, it is time to send this little article to your representatives, along with a short message indicating your strong disapproval.


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