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 the ruse? The morons used their own name and address to register the domain.

I’ve said it once and I’ve said it again — these ham-handed efforts are so disgustingly transparent and foolish that it reflects poorly on an industry that has, thus far, acted like a bucket of morons. I love me some movies and I buy me some movies on iTunes, but this is like watching Gargamel trying to squash the Smurfs and it just makes me want to download some red hot movies.

MPAA’s Media Defender sets up ‘fake’ site to catch pirates [Blorge]

The Pirate Bay Wants MediaDefender to Walk the Plank to Bankruptcy [TorrentFreak]