Nobody likes the companies the RIAA and MPAA are using to chase Peer-To-Peer file sharers, but I was particularly tickled to see this pop up in my RSS feed.
The US Copyright Group has filed more than 14,000 lawsuits against P2P users, but apparently they’re not above a little copyright infringement themselves.
Their own website is shown to be a rip off of a competitor’s website, Copyright Settlements. TorrentFreak details the story, no doubt rubbing their hands together with glee at the same time.
So what does all this mean? Well, obviously the organizations suing consumers on behalf of the RIAA and MPAA are soulless hacks who would shop their own grandmother for a dollar, but the real point here is that we all view the act of stealing, particularly information and intellectual property differently depending on perspective.
Sadly, this most likely won’t end in a lawsuit – Copyright Settlements has issued a cease and desist, and the offending site will most likely be taken down.