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Re: MobiTV CEO backs off - blames his lawyers for legal threats The original article at news.com says that MobiTV threatened to not only have HowardForums' content removed under DMCA, but to have his domain registration revoked through ICANN. The latter threat is what they backed away from. This is a significant piece of news that was not previously reported (at least that I saw).
Reading between the lines -- "we also have a responsibility to our content and carrier partners to reduce the impact of any breaches to the system once they occur" -- they feel that their original request to have the post pulled was justified, but they now realize the cat is out of the bag and are giving up on that, too. Even the news.com article is posting the deep URLs that give access to their content.
It sounds like MoviTV is now in the process of redoing their (poor) security.
Sounds like this story is about over.