“Fake #domain WHOIS” claims power MPA piracy cases in #India

If you are using India’s dot .IN domains to facilitate digital piracy, you are already in trouble.

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) of Hollywood has come to an agreement with the Indian domain registry NIXI, enabling them to suspend pirate sites.

What’s new in this approach is that such anty-piracy cases are powered by claiming the domains in question use false WHOIS information.

As there is no WHOIS privacy option for dot .IN domains, many scammers and digital content pirates use fake WHOIS.

Under this MPA agreement,  copyright holders can report pirate domains under .IN – not for copyright infringement, but because they used fake WHOIS data to register the domains. This approach has resulted in more than 200 .IN domains being suspended.

More information on this can be reviewed in an article from Torrent Freak.

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