Over the past two decades, online piracy has proven a massive challenge for the entertainment industries.
It’s a global issue that’s hard to contain, but various anti-piracy group are doing their best to fight back.
There’s a seemingly perpetual stream of takedowns, as evidenced by press releases that come out every week. However, some targets are particularly resistant to enforcement action and much harder to take offline.
A few days ago, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) submitted an overview of some of the most problematic pirate sites and services to the U.S. Trade Representative. The entertainment industry group, which represents the major Hollywood studios and Netflix, also urges other players in the online ecosystem to help out.
The call to fellow stakeholders appears in the MPA’s recommendations for the USTR’s annual overview of notorious piracy markets.
“All stakeholders in the Internet ecosystem — including hosting providers, DNS…