#AceMediaNews – July.23: Movie studios keep mistakenly reporting their own servers for piracy
The Verge – All Posts / Russell Brandom
Have you ever walked into a crowded room and smelled something gross and thought, “Man, someone forgot to shower this morning, huh.” But then you realize that you forgot to wash the shirt you’re wearing and you’re actually what smells?
This is like that, but for copyright law.
Scanning through the takedown notices posted to ChillingEffects.org, reporters at The Next Web noticed something strange and frankly sort of embarrassing. In a piracy takedown notice sent to Google last week, Universal Pictures France listed a local address (188.8.131.52:4001) as the illegal source for a copy of Jurassic World — ratting out their own computer for piracy and demanding Google delist it from public search rankings. Basically, they found their own movie on their own system and ran screaming to Google about film piracy.