Yesterday we covered the joint submission of the MPAA and RIAA to Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel.
The groups responded to a public consultation on the future of U.S. IP enforcement and described The Pirate Bay and several cyberlockers as piracy havens.
While it didn’t make it into our report, it’s worth mentioning how the entertainment industry groups portray Kim Dotcom and his fellow defendants.
The MPAA and RIAA want more international actions against “rogue sites” are happy to provide assistance to law enforcement agencies to deal with these “criminals”.
They write the following:
“A leading example of effective international law enforcement coordination involves the pending case against Kim Dotcom and the rest of the Megaupload conspirators.”
“In this case, the Justice Department and other federal agencies are now grappling with a set of wealthy and arrogant defendants who are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to sway public opinion against efforts to hold them accountable.”
“This law enforcement effort deserves strong support from legitimate industry players, and our sector will provide it.”
Luckily most Hollywood actors and music stars are humble and poor….