The Hypocritical Use of Piracy As a Corporate Weapon

News CorpMyles Peterson writes on TorrentFreak:

Rupert Murdoch, media tycoon, founder and Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, has been a fanatical supporter of tougher anti-piracy legislation including PIPA and SOPA in the US. But this week it was claimed that Murdoch’s piracy crusade is a rather hypocritical one, with his News Corporation now at the center of a major piracy scandal in which it’s accused of encouraging piracy to cripple competitors.

Troubled international media giant News Corporation felt the ice crack beneath its feet this week after years of enduring ill winds blowing from phone hacking scandals in the United Kingdom and United States. The Australian Financial Review and the BBC’s Panorama programme combined to publish a four-year investigation into the operations of News Corporation subsidiaries, unveiling damaging claims of a plot to facilitate and encourage piracy with the aim of crippling pay-television rivals.

The allegations cast shadows across the main-stream media landscape, with implications for the conduct of news outlets and the arguments of anti-piracy lobby groups through to the structure of the pay-television landscape itself …

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4 Comments on "The Hypocritical Use of Piracy As a Corporate Weapon"

  1. Rupert Murdoch has shown over and over the he manipulates things from the shadows without scruples. He shouldn’t be allowed in any position with influence on society.

  2. Mr Willow | Apr 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm |

    Rupert responds: “Do as I say, not as I do.”

  3. Redacted | Apr 2, 2012 at 6:48 am |

    The Market has proven itself to be a lie. It cannot exist without Government oversight.

  4. the only ones hurt by anti-piracy are usually the ones who believe in it

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