The Center for Copyright Information (CCI) is part of the group's controversial "graduated response" effort: a partnership between Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, the MPAA, RIAA, and others that will enforce copyright claims against customers by serving them with warnings and escalating penalties.Read more »
A campaign to send the RIAA/MPAA billions of dollars! Well, copies of dollars anyway because they believe a copy is as good as the physical thing.Read more »
MPAA is unhappy with the planned blackout of major sites in protest of SOPA. Wait, isn't that what they are trying to do? So...they are upset because THEY are not doing the blacking out??Read more »
Senate Bill 978 is working through the Senate making a possible felony of embedding copyrighted work, intentionally or unknowingly.Read more »
The Motion Picture Assn. of America is seeing bright red over a new report that attacks the very notion of state film subsidies.
"It's junk research with a political agenda," huffed Vans Stevenson, the MPAA's senior VP of state government affairs.
"A bunch of folks sent over MPAA interim CEO Bob Pisano's incredibly misleading defense of the COICA censorship bill written recently for TheHill.com. It's amazing how many misleading or outright false statements Pisano was able to fit into a single piece but it's a testament to the level to which the MPAA must go through to support its plan for internet censorship"Read more »
A group of porn production companies and adult industry lawyers met in Tucson last week, convened by locally-based studio Pink Visual, to work on stopping online pirates they claim are threatening the industry.Read more »
The users at 4chan, a popular image board responsible for many Internet memes such as the Rickroll, lolcats, and the “Anonymous” assault on the Church of Scientology, publicly announced a coordinated DDoS attack against the Motion Picture Association of America in retaliation for the hiring of an Indian based software firm, which carried out similar attacks on The Pirate Bay and other file sharing sites.Read more »
We already know that content providers don't care one bit about hard-fought concepts like freedom and privacy, but the joint proposals by the RIAA and MPAA to the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator really blew my brains out: monitoring software installed on people's computers, border inspections - it's all there, and then some.Read more »
Obama sides with RIAA/MPAA and backs ACTA and supports Intellectual PropertyRead more »
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