MPA Wants Stricter Online Identity Checks to Catch Pirates
The Motion Picture Association (MPA) would like stricter identity checks to become part of a new trade agreement between the U.S. and the Indo-Pacific region. These new obligations should apply to hosting companies and other online services. In addition, the movie industry group would like enforcement tools and procedures to apply equally offline and on the Internet.
Online anonymity is a great good for many poeple but increasingly there are calls for stricter identity checks.
Such requirements are fairly common offline but on the Internet, they are relatively rare; for now at least.
The Motion Picture Association (MPA) would like this to change. The organization is particularly concerned with website operators who use fake or unconfirmed identities to sign up with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) services.
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