More and more tidbits continue to come out of the Sony leak, The Verge reported on a meeting between Sony, Google and Homeland Security. The Verge a week later ran a story about Google being incensed over Hollywood’s anti-piracy measures. Google was especially concerned with “Project Goliath” The project’s goal was to find a way to block pirate sites from appearing online.
From the article:
After hacked documents revealed that Sony and other media companies were attempting to pass harsh anti-piracy measures, Google has condemned its actions. “We are deeply concerned about recent reports that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) led a secret, coordinated campaign to revive the failed SOPA legislation through other means,” the company said in a blog post today. It went on to point out details that The Verge and other sites found while combing through the terabytes of information leaked by the hacker group Guardians of Peace.
Among other things, Sony and other members of the MPAA joined a campaign known as “Project Goliath,” a heavy-handed attempt to block pirate sites from appearing online. The project appeared after the conspicuous failure of SOPA, an anti-infringement bill that was widely protested and finally shelved in early 2012.
Read the full article on The Verge
Another piece on The Verge was quoted as, “Sony leaks reveal Hollywood is trying to break DNS, the backbone of the internet“
My take: Defeating SOPA was a major victory a few years back for all those opposed to tyranny and censorship on the Internet, these leaks from Sony shows we are probably only in the third inning of a nine inning game.