Legit internet TV network hit by denial of service attack from anti-piracy company


Online media company Revision3 suffered a severe Denial of Service (DoS) attack over the weekend, which brought down the main site, the RSS server, and even its internal corporate email. Although DoS attacks far from uncommon in the modern internet era, the real mystery was who would actually want to close down Revision3. The answer proved pretty disturbing.

How P2P influenced Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger's release schedule

nicole-scherzinger-p2p.jpgIf you’re a music industry bigwig, chances are you think P2P file-sharing is The Devil’s Work. Well, at least, that’s what you’ve got to say in public, even if you do go home and spend the night trousering as much free music as you can. Anyway, the point is, major labels don’t like P2P.

However, following the leak of a bundle of emails from anti-piracy company MediaDefender, it seems some labels are using P2P as a guide to which songs they should release. Specifically, Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger’s label Interscope asked MediaDefender to monitor how popular one of her album tracks was on file-sharing services.