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United Kingdom-based Web Sheriff opts for a more 'tempered' approach than does its rival to fighting online piracy.
Tactics used on both sides of the piracy fight continue to get nastier, but scorched-earth mindset may be self-defeating.
Web TV network says MediaDefender had been misusing its network for months and when access was shut down the traffic backed up, causing denial-of-service attack that shut down Revision3 for 3-4 days.
Leak casts light on controversial tactics that may have been employed by the anti-piracy company.
In the battle between big copyright interests and digital file-loaders, things are starting to get out of hand.
Web TV network accuses MediaDefender of causing its outage and taking out a legitimate business by being overzealous in its fight against piracy.
Maybe temporary insanity will serve as a defense strategy but the emerging story of the weekend denial-of-service attack against Revision3 boggles the imagination.
Rev3 says it's nailed the culprit of DOS attacks that hit the site; Lenovo preps for the Olympics; and a marketing firm that's helping other companies get green.
Mess with the best, die like the rest! We don't hack the planet, but we do spout off about the MediaDefender's hack (code name: IRONY), pedagogical foursomes, John Wayne as a weapon, and Korean child star Ju-On's surprise appearance in Denver.
Facing immense change, the studios appear to have accepted that they can't kill file sharing. At the same time, they seem to be in denial about future revenue streams.