The MPAA filed a new round of lawsuits yesterday against broadband film file traders. They also released new software for parents dubbed Parent File Scan
, that allows them to scan a kid's PC to see if it contains pirated motion pictures - though apparently it's as accurate as a drunken archer. The software does not monitor or block software - simply offers to delete pirated content, and according to the MPAA, does not report any data back to the MPAA. Correction
: The app simply identifies all
media content, some p2p apps, and some assorted files it shouldn't (like application sounds), urging parents to "make appropriate decisions"
about what should be deleted (ergo it's even less useful then we originally surmised).