Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
This was a pretty big story in the hacking and file sharing community over the week-end. After repeatedly denying it was trying to set up 'honeypot' lures for file sharers, MediaDefender, a site affiliated with music publishers was caught red-handed after hundreds of leaked emails showed them heavily involved in a site called MiiVi. Allegations were originally made last July but the story broke this weekend with the release of the emails. "Apparently, MediaDefender employee Jay Mairs forwarded all of his company e-mails to a Gmail account, which was eventually infiltrated." The emails not only contained detailed descriuptions of the project and contracts with Universal Music Group, but also information about government participation in the project.

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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2021 03:36 a.m.