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Author Topic: MPAA brings about Streisand effect - /r/FullLengthFilms  (Read 1341 times)

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http://www.reddit.co..._the_mpaa_sent_them/

Anyone else only here because the MPAA sent them?

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Re: MPAA brings about Streisand effect - /r/FullLengthFilms
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 03:32 AM »
Um... More context please? I clicked the link but all I saw was what you quoted, and a bunch of replies.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: When it comes to Reddit, I just don't geddit.

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Re: MPAA brings about Streisand effect - /r/FullLengthFilms
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 03:46 AM »
Um... More context please? I clicked the link but all I saw was what you quoted, and a bunch of replies.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: When it comes to Reddit, I just don't geddit.

The MPAA is trying to shut down /r/FullLengthFilms. It's backfiring. Badly. :)

http://motherboard.v...-an-entire-subreddit

The MPAA Is Trying (and Failing) to Take Down an Entire Subreddit


Call attention to something sketchy and you're bound to make it more popular. In its latest piracy-thwarting attempt, the MPAA just alerted hundreds of people to the fact that there are links to stream and download thousands of full-length movies on the subreddit /r/FullLengthFilms. Smooth move.

Early on June 24th, before TorrentFreak got its hands on a Google takedown request filed by the MPAA against the subreddit, you can see there's a relatively small hundred or so users checking the subreddit each hour. But last night, when TorrentFreak published its article, you can see a substantial jump.

More at the link with traffic graphs.

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Re: MPAA brings about Streisand effect - /r/FullLengthFilms
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 04:10 AM »
I think it's a hoot. Not just "Streisand Effect", but also "MPAA suffering from foot-in-mouth disease", or "MPAA scores own goal" - that sort of thing.
Mind you, it could be deliberate, I suppose. I mean, maybe they really did want to direct people to that subreddit for some mysterious but profit-motivated purpose. We'll probably never know.
Interesting summary comments here:
The MPAA Targets A Subreddit & Opens Everyone's Eyes To Free Movies