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‘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 Sense Media. That rating, according to the Common Sense Media website, means the film is appropriate for 13-year-olds, though some …

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“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 announced that they would be releasing the documentary as unrated on March 30th. This came after a long struggle with …

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“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 an epidemic of school bullying, was given an “R” rating for language (and missed the PG-13 rating by just one …

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Megaupload Data May Still Be Deleted

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 its servers, and is seeking a federal ruling on the matter. The data has been kept in a legal and …

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MPAA Wants Megaupload User Data Retained for Lawsuits

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, Megaupload’s server host, reveal the information they retained about the services’ customers. If you were a user and are having …

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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 bargained for as Google unexpectedly entered the legal fray by lending its clout and legal experience to Hotfile’s defense. In …

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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 that are partcipating in the program will begin implementing their new policies by July 12th. The new policy was unveiled …

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“Bully” Gains Support From Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Among Others

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. However, this isn’t stopping them from gaining support from some pretty big names from within, and outside the industry. Academy …

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“Bully”: MPAA Receives Letter From U.S. Congressman

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 rating of the documentary, but with some members of Congress getting involved, could that be changing? Rep. Mike Honda, a …

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MPAA Won’t Change “Bully” Rating

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 light on the problem of bullying.” Sure, that sounds good… but does the MPAA plan on changing the rating of …

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MPAA Responds to “Bully” Petition

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 rating that its makers wanted. The Weinstein Company, which produced the film, argued that the R rating would prevent many …

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Online Petition Asks MPAA To Change “Bully” Rating

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 title, the issue of bullying in American schools. The film is meant to give a realistic picture of the problem. …

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