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New Center For Copyright Info Set To Start Sinking Pirates Soon New Center For Copyright Info Set To Start Sinking Pirates Soon

Remember when Google defended itself from any culpability due to “safe-harbor” protection from hosting copyright-infringing material and, instead, argued that the responsibility of policing those infringements should rest with the copyright holders themselves? It appears as that several entertainment companies …

‘Bully’ to be Released Using an Alternative Ratings System

Entertainment Weekly is reporting the The Weinstein Company will be using an alternative ratings system in the ads for its new documentary, ‘Bully‘. The movie will be displayed as having a ‘pause 13′ rating that the movie received from Common …

“Bully” Asks Twitter Users To Tweet To Stop Bullying “Bully” Asks Twitter Users To Tweet To Stop Bullying

Yesterday, we received some big news from The Weinstein Company regarding the upcoming documentary Bully. Today, TWC has declared today “Twitter Tuesday” for the film, and they want everyone to show support by making it a trend. On Monday, TWC …

“Bully” Documentary Releasing Unrated on March 30th

Just a couple of weeks after the MPAA reiterated their decision to keep the upcoming documentary Bully rated R, The Weinstein Company has decided to release the film as unrated by the MPAA on March 30th. The film, which chronicles …

Megaupload Data May Still Be Deleted Megaupload Data May Still Be Deleted
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Carpathia Hosting, the hosting solutions company that was used to store the data on the former file-sharing site Megaupload, made a statement this week indicating it has been unable to figure out what to do with the Megaupload data on …

MPAA Wants Megaupload User Data Retained for Lawsuits MPAA Wants Megaupload User Data Retained for Lawsuits
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If you were a user of Megaupload’s services before they were shutdown by their copyright infringement lawsuit, you may be the subject of some controversy in the coming weeks. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is requesting that Carpathia, …

Google Chimes In On MPAA’s Suit Against Hotfile Google Chimes In On MPAA’s Suit Against Hotfile

Emboldened by the takedown of Megaupload, the Motion Picture Association of America continues its crusade against file-sharing sites with its latest target, Hotfile, a file-sharing site. The MPAA, however, might have unexpectedly found itself in a bigger opponent than it …

Head Of The RIAA Says ISPs To Implement Anti-Piracy Measures By July 12 Head Of The RIAA Says ISPs To Implement Anti-Piracy Measures By July 12

Internet service providers are set to start clamping down on illegal file sharing this summer, according to the head of the RIAA. Speaking at the annual meating of the Association of American Publishers, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman said that ISPs …

“Bully” Gains Support From Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Among Others
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The Weinstein’s aren’t going down without a fight, they want a PG-13 rating for their documentary “Bully“. The problem is that the MPAA says the movie deserves the R-Rating it was given and they have no plans to change it. …

“Bully”: MPAA Receives Letter From U.S. Congressman “Bully”: MPAA Receives Letter From U.S. Congressman
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The Weinstein Company’s documentary “Bully” has received some very prominent support, as some members of Congress are beginning to speak up about the film needing a PG-13 rating. The MPAA has pretty much already said that they won’t change the …

MPAA Won’t Change “Bully” Rating MPAA Won’t Change “Bully” Rating
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Shortly after Katy Butler hand delivered a petition with more than 200,000 signatures to the MPAA, asking them to give “Bully” a PG-13 rating, chairman of the Classification and Rating Administration said the MPAA “shares Katy’s goals of shining a …

MPAA Responds to “Bully” Petition MPAA Responds to “Bully” Petition
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A little while ago we brought you a story about a petition asking the MPAA to reconsider its R rating of the documentary Bully. The film, which explores the problem of bullying in American schools, narrowly missed receiving the PG-13 …

Online Petition Asks MPAA To Change “Bully” Rating Online Petition Asks MPAA To Change “Bully” Rating
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When the MPAA gave director Lee Hirsch’s documentary Bully an R rating, Harvey Weinstein was angry. Weinstein is co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, which is distributing the film. Bully is a documentary dealing with, as you might guess from the …

Government Introducing “Six Strike” System To Combat P2P Piracy Government Introducing “Six Strike” System To Combat P2P Piracy

It used to be that if you were found to be downloading something off of a P2P network, you were sent a letter demanding that you pay a settlement or go to court. The RIAA found out later that suing …

The Entertainment Industry Is Actually Booming, So… Why SOPA?
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That headline is a bit reductive as it should end “Why SOPA, PIPA, Bill C-11, OPEN, et al.?” but that’s what the actual article is for, right? One of the main driving points in the entertainment industry’s support of SOPA …

Wil Wheaton Slams Chris Dodd On Piracy Debate Wil Wheaton Slams Chris Dodd On Piracy Debate
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Fan favorite Wil Wheaton has been very vocal about his stance on the Internet and his utter hatred of SOPA and the like. Now Wheaton is calling MPAA boss and former Senator Chris Dodd a liar. He says that jobs …

Jimmy Wales Says Chris Dodd Should Be Fired, Dodd Softens On SOPA Protesters Jimmy Wales Says Chris Dodd Should Be Fired, Dodd Softens On SOPA Protesters

Speaking at the DLD conference in Munich this morning, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales didn’t mince words on the subject of former Senator and current MPAA chairman Chris Dodd. He said that Dodd should be fired. Wales and Dodd have been arguing …

Chris Dodd Talks SOPA/PIPA Shelving
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Everybody’s favorite former Senator and MPAA boss, Chris Dodd, must not be in a great mood these days after both SOPA and PIPA have been shelved for further debate. His update to the MPAA blog reflects that subdued anger: We …

MPAA Finds Internet Blackouts To Be “Irresponsible”
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Today is the day where many popular sites are blacking out in an effort to protest the anti-piracy bills that certain members of the government are so blindly trying to force down the public’s throat. Granted, the uninformed public out …

Torrent Files Traced Back to Canadian Parliament Torrent Files Traced Back to Canadian Parliament

So, it’s simple to catch Internet pirates, eh? You just grab their IP address when they download stuff from Torrent sites, trace it back to the source and click the cuffs on those thieves. Except when the breadcrumb trail leads …

Roger Ebert Doesn’t Blame Piracy For Movie Industry Woes Roger Ebert Doesn’t Blame Piracy For Movie Industry Woes
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While famed movie critic Roger Ebert’s perspective on the movie industry isn’t directly related to the piracy acts that have been dominating Internet news, the fact that he doesn’t mention piracy once while discussing the industry’s financial woes resonates much …