All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘MPAA’

Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA, Censor The Internet

Google says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that the MPAA has been secretly leading a campaign to revive SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and help “manufacture legal arguments” in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood. Google is referring to the campaign as “ZombieSOPA,” and has started a campaign of its own: Let's defeat online …

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Google Glass Is Now Officially Banned in Theaters, Shockingly

In oh, no shit news, commonly out-of-touch organization the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners have updated their little rulebook, inserting language that specifically bans wearable tech like Google Glass. Since the MPAA and NATO have always banned possible recording devices (like cellphones) inside theaters, this can come as a shock to no one. …

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Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton Stun on ‘The Other Woman’ Red Carpet

Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz, and Kate Upton wore distinctly different yet equally stunning gowns to the Los Angeles premiere of The Other Woman Monday night. The premiere for the romantic comedy, which hits theaters Friday, was held at the historical Regency Village Theatre in Westwood. Mann was said to have “stole the show” in a two-piece floor-length bright fuchsia and …

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Cameron Diaz Movie Wins a PG-13 Rating in Appeal

The Classification and Ratings Administration (CARA) of the Motion Picture Association of America has just granted the new Cameron Diaz romantic comedy The Other Woman a PG-13 rating. The film was originally labelled as R-rated for sexual content, but the 20th Century Fox-produced movie was given a more teen-friendly rating during a hearing on Thursday. No cuts to The Other …

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Judi Dench Shines in ‘Philomena’

Judi Dench is back on the big screen in Philomena, and critics dub her the ‘best reason‘ for seeing the new film. Part comedy, part heart wrenching emotion–Philomena showcases Dench in a way she has seldom been seen. Spanning the gamut from playing James Bond’s infamous M, to being known as a British theater icon, Judi Dench now shines as …

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“James Bond” Franchise Helps Lower Philomena Rating

Over the years, James Bond has been tasked with many objectives, most of which involve Bond stopping an evil villain from stealing something valuable or destroying the world. It appears as if Agent 007 has grown bored of his usual routine, though. In a new video released by The Weinstein Company and FunnyorDie.com, James Bond (aka Daniel Craig) has used …

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New Anti-Piracy Plan: Kindergarten Copyright Class?

The United States’ largest copyright lobbies, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America, have initiated a highly controversial program nudging the educational system to shoulder the burden of teaching kids about how evil piracy really is. The LA Times reports that a nonprofit group known as the Center for Copyright Information has commissioned a …

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IsoHunt Is Back From The Dead… Sort Of

Earlier this month, IsoHunt, one of the world’s largest torrent trackers, shut down after settling a seven year lawsuit with the MPAA. There were efforts to archive all of IsoHunt upon the news, but founder Gary Fung killed the site earlier than planned to thwart those efforts. Now an entirely new team has resurrected the site in its entirety. TorrentFreak …

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IsoHunt Settles With MPAA, Will Shut Down

IsoHunt was mine, and presumably many others, first run in with torrents and file sharing. Many have moved on, but the MPAA just couldn’t leave it alone. After launching a lawsuit against the site in 2006, the site’s founder, Gary Fung, and the MPAA went back and forth in court for more than 6 years. Now it’s all over and …

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The MPAA, RIAA Target Google Again

By now, it’s pretty clear the governing bodies behind the entertainment industry will not be happy unless Google turns over their search engine index over to the RIAA and the MPAA, allowing them to remove whatever infringing content they see fit. With that in mind, imagine using a search engine that’s been sanitized by these entities. Every first-page result would …

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SOPA And PIPA Are Not Coming Back

SOPA and PIPA were a major threat to the Internet. Only those in the entertainment industry denied the claim as they pushed for stricter control of the Internet. The two bills eventually spurred the single largest Internet protest as countless Web sites, including Wikipedia, went dark. The bills were soundly defeated, but do they ever have a chance of coming …

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Don’t Expect To Get Your Megaupload Data Back Anytime Soon

Collateral damage is unavoidable in war. A good general tries to keep this to a minimum, however, as the people who have no stake in the fight can only suffer. It seems that those waging the war on piracy didn’t get that memo when they took down Megaupload in January. The curious case of Megaupload has seen its ups and …

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