Mediadefender

  • Revision 3 says RIAA/MPAA anti-piracy company responsible for recent outage


    Flickr’d You guys watch Revision 3, right? Diggnation, Tekzilla (my personal favorite), Totally Rad, etc. The company was DoS’d last week, and you’ll never guess who was responsible. Can you say MediaDefender, the same company the RIAA and MPAA employs to shut down illegal BitTorrent trackers? According to Rev3′s CEO Jim Louderback, the anti-BitTorrent company had… Read More

  • The Futility of Fighting Media "Pirates"—How MediaDefender Got Hacked

    As if we needed yet more evidence that trying to fight piracy is a futile exercise, just look at the case of a company called MediaDefender. The company acts on behalf of media companies to monitor and sabotage the sharing of movies, music, and video games on peer-to-peer networks. It seeds BitTorrent, for instance, with fake files to try to make P2P file-sharing a hassle and annoyance. … Read More

  • MediaDefender: "It's Not What You Think"

    Randy Saaf, CEO of MediaDefender, a company I excoriated yesterday, dropped us a line explaining that MiiVi was not a trap and instead an internal MediaDefender project, hence the failure to hide their tracks. He explains: MiiVi has nothing to do with the MPAA, the RIAA, or any music or movie studio. It was not even meant to be used by the general public at this time. MiiVi has nothing to… Read More

  • MPAA Caught Red-Handed in Sting: Durn Them Duke Boys!


    I know this spread like wildfire last night, but it’s pretty funny. The MPAA hired a company, MediaDefender, to stop piracy. How did they do it? Through a fake video download site called MiiVi, a red hot download site full of red hot videos. The catch? It makes you download spyware that reports back on stolen video found on your computer. What a treat! How did the world find out about… Read More