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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.

THE ZERO THEOREM

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.

THEATER INCIDENTS

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.

the world's end

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.

six strikes plan

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.

uh oh

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.

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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.

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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.

#GOOGLE

Google Defends Hotfile Against MPAA

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<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/google-defends-hotfile-and-megaupload-in-court-120319/">TorrentFreak:</a> "Google has filed a brief at a federal court in Florida defending the file-hosting site Hotfile in its case against the MPAA.

takedowns

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.

stop online piracy act

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.

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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.

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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.

#Kanye West

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.

toldja they were full of crap

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.

#TRAILERS

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.

THE KINGS SPEECH

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.

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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.


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