Payments firm MasterCard has reportedly told entertainment industry bodies that it is prepared to stop processing transactions from sites accused of facilitating piracy. RIAA EVP of government and industry relations Mitch Glazier seemingly confirms this to CNET: “MasterCard in particular deserves credit for its proactive approach to addressing rogue Web sites that dupe consumers,” he says. “They have reached out to us and others in the entertainment community to forge what we think will be a productive and effective partnership.” In any case, MasterCard could be forced to cut off such sites, under the proposed Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) in the US.

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