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Updated: Bollywood Resorts To Crime To Fight Online Piracy

Update: Kumar, in a round-about manner, has denied to torrent site BitSnoop that AiPlex resorts to denial of service attacks, reports TorrentFreak. However, TorrentFreak also quotes an admin of ICtorrent, a desi torrent tracker, as saying that AiPlex doesn't send them proper Copyright Infringement Notices, and has tried to launch denial of service attacks several times, usually between Thursday night and Sunday. Our take remains the same - the end doesn't justify the means. September 9th: In order to prevent online piracy - a crime by itself, Bollywood Studios appear to be turning to crime. DNA reports that Bollywood Studios have hired "Cyber Hitmen" to take down websites that offer illegal movie downloads. The report specifically mentions a Bangalore based company called Aiplex Software, which, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, has tied up with 30 production houses in Bollywood,…

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