Angry Pirates Take Down MPAA's Site Over Anti-Piracy

On the eve of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, pirates take down MPAA anti-piracy site

The Motion Picture Association of America's website was temporarily brought down this weekend by pirates who were angered over its efforts to stop them, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

MPAA.org and the website of AiPlex Software, a company the MPAA hired to target websites where piracy was rampant, were incapacitated for much of Saturday — one day before International Talk Like a Pirate Day (not related).

"The MPAA is aware of the illegal attack and has taken measures to mitigate the effect of any denial-of-service attack," said an MPAA spokesman, noting the organization was able to get its site back online.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.