‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Is Rated R For ‘Graphic Nudity’ And ‘Unusual Behavior’

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The MPAA has decided that 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has enough 'graphic nudity' and 'unusual behavior' to earn the adult rating.


BookDrunk: ‘Tinseltown’ Has All The True Crime Drama Of Serial With The Glamour Of Hollywood’s Golden Age

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'Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood' is a new book you should read.

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‘Terminator: Genisys’ Will Be Safe And Sanitized For A PG-13

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'Terminator: Genisys' will be a PG-13, most likely. Because God forbid a movie about killer robots would be too "edgy."


Surprise! The MPAA Discriminates Against Gay-Themed Movies

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The MPAA gave an R rating to a movie that featured little sex and no violence, but plenty of gay content.


‘Deadpool’ May Be Gunning For A PG-13 Rating

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Deadpool will be slightly more family-friendly than you might expect from an amoral killing machine.


A New York Theater Is Defying The MPAA And Ignoring ‘Boyhood’s R-Rating

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If you're under 17 and looking to see 'Boyhood' without your parents, the IFC Center in New York is the place to go.


Move Over Eva Green’s Boobs, Christoph Waltz’s Butt Is Getting Posters Banned Now

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The MPAA has banned a new poster for Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' because it shows Christoph Waltz's bare ass.


A Man Who Wore Google Glass To Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Was Interrogated By Homeland Security

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An Ohio man who wore Google Glass to a Jack Ryan screening was questioned by Homeland Security agents for almost three hours.

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READ: British Censors’ Incredibly Thorough Letter to Edgar Wright About the C-Word

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Here in the good ol' United States of Truck Nutz, film ratings are controlled by a secretive, shady puppet of the major studios called the MPAA.

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The ‘Six Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Plan Is Apparently Kicking In Today

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Today, the RIAA and MPAA will be assuming direct control of the Intertubes. There's absolutely no way this won't be funny.

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Hotfile Shows Majority Of Its Downloads Are Legit

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The MPAA has been trying to take out Hotfile for about a year now, with limited success, largely because Hotfile is not run by an insane man who calls himself Kim Dotcom (the founder of Megaupload the world's best Modern Warware 3) but rather a CEO who is actually trying to work with these people to address their concerns, only to get slapped in the face constantly.

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File Sharing Is No Longer Necessarily Stealing, According to The Government


Most people probably barely noticed when Sergey Aleynikov was arrested for downloading Goldman Sachs' proprietary software and sentenced to eight years in jail.

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MPAA: Embedded Videos Are Copyright Violations

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There are moments, glimmers, where the MPAA has a reasonable argument.


Google Defends Hotfile Against MPAA


TorrentFreak: "Google has filed a brief at a federal court in Florida defending the file-hosting site Hotfile in its case against the MPAA.


Next On MPAA's Hit List: HotFile


One of the problems with the whole Megaupload debacle is that even as the site was being shut down, it was revealed that a lot of its customers were actually legit and just trying to get the fourth quarter spreadsheets to their boss in a timely manner.

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SOPA Is Dead. For Now.

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Pat yourself on the back, Internet.

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MPAA Throws Hissy Fit Over ‘Arts Technica’


We're big fans of Ars Technica around here: they offer intelligent, detailed coverage of tech issues, including the ongoing problems with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), or as we like to call it, the complete and total failure to grasp the concept of the Internet.

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Megaupload Is The New ‘We Are The World,’ Apparently

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Back when I was a kid, to get an eye-popping collection of musical talent like P Diddy, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Lil John, Jamie Foxx, Mary J Blige, The Game and Will.

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