In their continued fight against copyright infringement, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) are now turning their attention to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Last month, MPAA sent a letter to ICANN in which they urged the organization to take strong action against the use of domain names for illegal and abusive activities which includes those related to copyright infringement.
A week ago, ICANN fielded a similar letter from RIAA in which the organization said it was disappointed with ICANN’s treatment of copyright abuse complaints and urged them to make domain name registries and registrars investigate copyright abuse complaints and take swift action.
The Washington Post recently questioned just how much ICANN could do to police the Internet with regard to movie and music piracy. Here’s what they found.