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  • MPAA collects IsoHunt scalp

    The Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA) has managed to shut down IsoHunt, one of the longest running filesharing torrent operations.
  • Big Content plans school brainwashing scheme

    A new school curriculum being developed with the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America and the nation's top ISPs which will tell kids that P2P is worse than cheating on homework.
  • Big Content loses Demonoid pirate case

    While Big Content cheered when it thought it had shut down the file-sharing site Demoniod and had its founder locked up last year, it seems that the case has collapsed.
  • Movie industry can't profit from piracy

    The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), represented by Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Disney and Columbia Pictures, sued David Harris, the operator of the Newzbin2 website, and Christopher Elsworth, who used to run the site's predecessor Newzbin.com.
  • Anonymous plans busy new year

    These included a temporary shutdown of the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, Universal Music, and the Motion Picture Association of America's websites in protest of the US government's indictment of the operators of popular file-hosting site MegaUpload.
  • MPAA claims Megaupload shutdown was "massive success"

    Big Content has told the Office of the US Trade Representative that the shutdown of Megaupload was hugely successful.
  • Big Content puppet wants bits of SOPA back

    CommentUS Republican senator Lamar Smith is doing his best to get one of the worst aspects of the much rejected SOPA law back on the statute books.
  • Big Content losing ground

    Big Content is clearly starting to lose ground in the US as the country wakes up to the fact that they are all a bit silly.
  • Joe Biden accused of ordering Kim Dotcom's arrest

    DotCom tweeted an image of Biden and Dodd, who is the head of the Motion Picture Association of America. He said that Biden who is the best friend of former Senator and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
  • CNET ignores RIAA software pressure

    Mark Litvack, a former director for the antipiracy division of the Motion Picture Association of America, told CNET that he doubts very much whether the RIAA wants to sue the magazine.
  • Pirate Bay graciously welcomes RIAA search censorship plans

    The Pirate Bay has graciously welcomed the RIAA's recommendation that search engines ban sites such as theirs. It has said that instead of turning people off, it may attract more traffic.
  • Legal content does not stop pirates

    CommentIPAF publicly notes support for AFACT on its website and includes the federation's US sponsor, the Motion Picture Association of America, on its board of members among other rights holders. These are the people who consistently overstate the cost of piracy to business.
  • MPAA hatches plan to revive SOPA

    Public Knowledge President Gigi Sohn said that it was amazing that a mere two months after 14 million people voiced their opposition to SOPA and PIPA, that the head of the Motion Picture Association of America said the flawed law could be reworked in the back rooms of Washington.
  • Dotcom confident copyright cartel is on the back foot

    Controversial MegaUpload boss Kim Dotcom found himself in a spot of bother when Big Content decided he was the next target they had to go after. But, in an interview, Dotcom seems outwardly confident that the US indictment is on the losing path.
  • Pirate bay building drones

    Notorious filesharing group The Pirate Bay has come up with a way it can see off Big Content. Writing in its blog, the outfit is planning to stick its servers into high flying drones and shift its front-end proxy servers into the sky.
  • Movie spending on the rise despite piracy fears

    Despite widespread concernsin the film industry of a decline, it appears overall, celluloid spending is set to increase.
  • If you disagree with the RIAA, you are a criminal

    "How many of those e-mails were from the same people who attacked the Web sites of the Department of Justice, the Motion Picture Association of America, my organization and others as retribution for the seizure of Megaupload, an international digital piracy operation?" he said.
  • BTJunkie shuts before Big Content gets it

    A popular file-sharingindexing site, BTJunkie, has voluntarily shut down over fears that Big Content has taken control of the US police force.

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