Radix, MPAA Establish New Partnership to Reduce Online Piracy (MPAA)


Domain name registry operator Radix and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) today jointly announced an agreement to help ensure that websites using domains operated by Radix are not engaged in large- scale commercial piracy.

Under the terms of the agreement, the MPAA will be treated as a “Trusted Notifier” for the purpose of referring large-scale pirate websites that are registered in domain extensions operated by Radix. The agreement, which is similar to one announced in February with the domain name operator Donuts, imposes strict standards for such referrals, including that they be accompanied by evidence of clear and pervasive copyright infringement, and a representation that the MPAA has first attempted to contact the registrar and hosting provider for resolution.