The MPAA and RIAA are successful in shutting down the internet for piracy.
With the demise of large printing presses due to budget issues, IT personel have attempted to keep the now paper only copy of the web up-to-date by employing one of the fundatmentals of the internet, crowdsourcing. To undertake this massive task, teams at MIT and UC Berkley has released a new paper-website for linking together laser printers inorder to concurrently print copies of large volumes of data.
This system, which they’ve called “MapCoelatePrint” [MCP], allows website operators who receive a request for the site to be printed, instantly, reflecting the most current state of the site. This stands in stark comparion to traditional presses, which make a single massive print run either daily or weekly.
During the internet age, users who wished to receive a copy of a website would follow things known as URLs to the website, which would then display the duplicate on in-home display.
Following two US Supreme Court rulings, in cases brought by the RIAA and MPAA recpectively, against the Interent for piracy, and the same charge to makers of any visual displays. The court found for the entertainment barons, acknowledging, that the only feasable way to completely elimate the threat of ditigal duplication, was to prohibit any non US government approved vendors from selling visual displays, which are capable of displaying a digital duplicate of any piece of information, regardless of its copyright status.
Though some rogue elements continue to operate beyond the reach of the law, employing cobbled together devices, still capable of displaying both legally and illegally distributed content. Most citizens have embraced the change, comforted by the billions of dollars is new capital injected into the US economy by the previously poverty stricken companies, on the verge of ruin following billions in losses over the widespread distribution of information on the internet.
And while MIT and UC Berkley are still working on new ways to write and copy information into the web, the continued advice is a blue pen for new content; red pen, on an exisiting copy, for updates and revisions; and paperclips for attachments, such as images and video.