Piracy Advocates Attack Music, Movie Websites

Piracy proponents created distributed denial of service attacks against music and film websites in the United States over the weekend, and threatened to launch a similar attack in the United Kingdom. The Motion Picture Association of America -- the major lobbying arm of the film industry and one of the most vocal foes of illicit file sharing of entertainment materials -- was down for most of a day, according to piracy blog Torrentfreak.