Posts Tagged: mpaa

BOB HOPE

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.

BBFC

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.

i see this ending in fire

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.

kim dotcom

Hotfile Shows Majority Of Its Downloads Are Legit

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/1731791_dcc6eb0906.jpg"></a>The MPAA has been trying to take out Hotfile <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2012/03/next-on-mpaas-hit-list-hotfile/">for about a year now</a>, with limited success, largely because Hotfile is not run by an insane man who calls himself Kim Dotcom (the founder of Megaupload <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gaming/2012/01/megaupload-founder-kim-dotcom-is-the-worlds-best-modern-warfare-3-player/">the world's best Modern Warware 3</a>) 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.

COPYRIGHT

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

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

failure

MPAA: Embedded Videos Are Copyright Violations

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/1098812077_5cd805df68.jpg"></a>There are moments, glimmers, where the MPAA has a reasonable argument.

DMCA

Next On MPAA's Hit List: HotFile

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/hotfile-com-logo.png"></a>One of the problems with the whole Megaupload debacle is that even as the site was being shut down, it was revealed that <a href="http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2012/01/megaupload-wasnt-just-for-pirates-angry-users-out-of-luck-for-now.ars">a lot of its customers were actually legit</a> and just trying to get the fourth quarter spreadsheets to their boss in a timely manner.

drop the sopa

MPAA Hits New Low In Self Pity Over SOPA

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/censored1.jpg"></a>As you know, <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/01/wikipedia-goes-dark-uniformed-masses-freak-out/">Wikipedia, Reddit and a few other sites are completely blacked out today</a>, and many other sites are protesting in other ways.

BAD IDEAS

SOPA Is Dead. For Now.

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/shutterstock_71132098.jpg"></a>Pat yourself on the back, Internet.

ars technica

MPAA Throws Hissy Fit Over ‘Arts Technica’

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/mpaa.jpg"></a>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.

Alicia Keys

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.

mpaa

New Study Shows Media Piracy Just Isn’t Happening

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According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), they are losing a million bajillion dollars every day from media piracy, and it is killing their industry.

APPLE

Pop Didn’t Eat Itself: Why Piracy Didn’t Destroy the Music Industry

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/steve_jobs_evil_genius_ars.jpg"></a>It's a jolting figure: the US music industry is making less than half of what it made at its 1999 peak of $14.

mpaa

Hangover 2 trailer pulled from theaters, monkey BJs feared to blame

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Yesterday, <a href="http://www.slashfilm.com/mpaa-pulls-the-hangover-part-ii-trailer-movie-theaters/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+slashfilm+%28%2FFilm%29&utm_content=Google+Reader" target="_blank">SlashFilm</a> broke news of a request WB had sent to theaters asking them to pull <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/03/hangover-2-has-car-chases-ken-jeong" target="_blank">the Hangover 2 trailer</a> that had been playing before Source Code.

BABY GOOSE

Harvey Weinstein vs. the MPAA

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The most laughable part of the documentary Overnight (which you should definitely check out if you haven't seen) is when they imply that Harvey Weinstein might've been trying to have Troy Duffy killed.

AMC THEATERS

Kerfuffle Watch: Hatchet II Pulled From Theaters Edition

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A few weeks ago, AMC announced that it was making Hatchet II the widest release for an unrated film in 25 years.

cluelessness

Colleges Cracking Down on Piracy, As If That Will Do Anything

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Here's a fun fact about media piracy: <a href="http://www.tgdaily.com/business-and-law-features/49365-organisations-exaggerate-costs-of-piracy-says-goa">nobody knows how much it actually costs the entertainment industry.</a> But we do know that the MPAA <a href="http://www.daily-nonsense.com/Blog/mpaa-lies-about-college-piracy">released a report rife with what they claim were mistakes</a>, and that the claims of losses <a href="http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Piracy-China-USITC-RIAA-MPAA,news-7120.html">are rife with assumptions and inaccuracies</a>.

FCC

MPAA going Big Brother all over your ass

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The long and short of this story is that the assh*les at the FCC gave the go-ahead to the assh*les at the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) to get all up in your cable box's guts.

BORAT

BRUNO MOVIE GETS NC-17 RATING

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Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen's follow up to Borat, has received an NC-17 rating in its first submission to the MPAA, the shadowy cabal with the power to basically torpedo your movie if they want, since most theaters won't show an NC-17 film.


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