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McAfee working on software that finds and blocks all pirated content

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McAfee working on software that finds and blocks all pirated content

Digital piracy

McAfee may be about to become the best friend of copyright holders all over the world. TorrentFreak reports that McAfee “has patented a new technology that aims to prevent the public from accessing pirated movies and music online.” The content-blocking technology could be integrated with McAfee’s SiteAdvisor toolbar and would essentially create a blacklist that compiles reported pirated content from across the web and offer users alternative suggestions for how to legally buy the content they’re looking for. In its patent filing, McAfee writes that “by informing a user of illegal sources and possible alternatives, a user can obtain the desired electronic distribution without violating an author’s intellectual property rights.”

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