Digital Video Forums

Go Back   Digital Video Forums > General > Latest News

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17 Oct 2011, 01:30 PM   #1
Administrator
 
admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 8,415
Default Anti-Piracy Firm AiPlex: Requesting Bloggers To Remove Articles Seen As 'Negative'

Anti-piracy firm AiPlex made the news last year when, in an interview, the firm allegedly confirmed the use of less than savoury tactics when it came to fighting online piracy, including the use of denial-of-service attacks on websites offering pirated content.

"In such cases (when the web host or website owner does not take action), we flood the website with requests, which results in database error, causing denial of service as each server has a fixed bandwidth capacity," Girish Kumar, managing director of AiPlex, is alleged to have said in the overly candid interview.

But following widespread public outrage, and hacktivist group Anonymous launching attacks on AiPlex's web properties (a first in a series of attacks again anti-consumer/pro-copyright organisations, which eventually led to involvement by the FBI), Mr Kumar forthrightly denied the company was involved in any DoS attacks, which he describes as "illegal activities". But news website TorrentFreak, which first broke the AiPlex story, followed up on the denials and interviewed several Torrent website owners who claim that they had been victims of AiPlex's "threats" and "attacks".

With the AiPlex incident practically forgotten a year later, the company has kicked the hornet's nest by sending out mass emails requesting bloggers take down articles on the incident. The take-down notice, one of which was received by Digital Digest for one of our Weekly News Roundup editions from last year, states that statements made by Mr Kumar were "mis-represented".

"This has reference to the below article on your webpage, we kindly request you to deactivate the link as the article is defaming the company’s image & its prospects. It was mis-interpreted by the news agency which was blown out of proportion by some of the pirates across the globe. And subsequently we have to face damages/threats from the pirates & undergo immense losses due to their attack on our servers/websites etc," the AiPlex sent email states.

Digital Digest has offered AiPlex the opportunity to post any clarifications in regards to the originally posted story, clarifications that we will post verbatim to help clear up any "mis-representations", if any exist. AiPlex has not yet responded to our offer.

And TorrentFreak reports that, despite being the source of the original story, they've yet to receive a take-down notice from AiPlex.

But whatever their intentions were, AiPlex is back in the news once again. But once again, it's for all the wrong reasons.
__________________
Visit Digital Digest and dvdloc8.com, My Blog
admin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 Oct 2011, 02:37 PM   #2
NOT an online superstore
 
drfsupercenter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,424
Default

LOL, so much for freedom of speech...

I can make companies look bad all I want and I'm protected under the first amendment
__________________
CYA Later:

d̃ŗf̉śŭp̣ễr̀çëǹt̉ếř
Visit my website!!

Cool Characters Make your text cool
My DVD Collection
drfsupercenter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 Oct 2011, 08:15 AM   #3
Super Member
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drfsupercenter View Post
LOL, so much for freedom of speech...

I can make companies look bad all I want and I'm protected under the first amendment
That's not exactly a good thing though.
In my opinion, it is an abuse of the 1st Amendment when it is used to spread misinformation.
Not saying that I believe AiPlex is right in this case, just saying that misuse due to misrepresentation is still protected, unfortunately.
Budreaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 Oct 2011, 09:52 AM   #4
NOT an online superstore
 
drfsupercenter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,424
Default

Well yeah, I agree. But saying a company is evil because they're DDOSing websites is more or less true...
drfsupercenter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 Oct 2011, 11:36 AM   #5
Administrator
 
admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 8,415
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drfsupercenter View Post
But saying a company is evil because they're DDOSing websites
allegedly

Although TorrentFreak seems to have talked to enough torrent site webmasters to suggest that what Mr Kumar alleged said the first time, that AiPlex was involved in DoS style attacks, was true.
admin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 Oct 2011, 08:27 AM   #6
Super Member
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drfsupercenter View Post
Well yeah, I agree. But saying a company is evil because they're DDOSing websites is more or less true...
I'm not questioning this case..I fully believe they did the DDoS attacks and deserve the negative feedback.

My irritation came from your comment of:
Quote:
"I can make companies look bad all I want and I'm protected under the first amendment"
It came across as you were taking pleasure in the ability to do so unwarranted. Maybe I just took it wrong.
Budreaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Notorious UK Anti-Piracy Law Firm, ACS:Law, Calls It Quits? admin Latest News 0 26 Jan 2011 01:22 PM
Anti-Piracy Firm May Have Gone After Innocent Users admin Latest News 1 20 Nov 2010 12:32 PM
UK Law Firm Stops Anti-Piracy Letters Due To Bad Publicity admin Latest News 0 14 Apr 2010 01:41 PM
Anti-Piracy Firm: Illegal Downloads More Profitable Than Legal Ones admin Latest News 1 12 Oct 2009 02:35 PM



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 06:33 AM.

Kirsch designed by Andrew & Austin


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright © 1999 - 2011 Digital Digest

Visit DivXLand   Visit dvdloc8.com