28 Feb '15, 3pm

The MPAA Would Like to Help ICANN set policy in targeting Pirate Domains

In an article on Torrent Freak it seems that the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) is in bed with ICANN and is trying to use that relationship to shape certain policies. These policies center on the handling of domain names used by sites that infringe intellectual property. From the article: The MPAA is one of the ICANN partners shaping future policy for the domain name system. With Hollywood being the driving force behind the group the MPAA is particularly interested in making it harder for pirate sites to register and keep their domains, as recent efforts show. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the main oversight body for the Internet’s global domain name system. Among other things, ICANN develops policies for accredited registrars to prevent abuse and illegal use of domain names. What not many people know, however, is that the...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/02/28/the-mpaa-would-like-...

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