Category Archives: Piracy
Are Your Politicians For Sale? from Political Prostitution on Vimeo.
Don’t you think? The MPAA has now added a second anti-piracy threat to official releases of DVDs and Blu-Ray for a new total of at least 20 seconds of forced viewing. The warnings are nonskippable. Pretty sure I’ve heard that copies of movies and TV shows downloaded at no cost from non-traditional sites don’t have [...]
Majority leader Harry Reid has canceled postponed the vote on the Protect IP Act which was to be held on Jan 24. Progress. Reid’s statement, In light of recent events, I have decided to postpone Tuesday’s vote on the PROTECT I.P. Act. There is no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be [...]
The timing is interesting if not intentional. Yesterday the Justice Dept shut down the file distribution site Megaupload for what the industry claims cost it about $500 million in loses from piracy. As I have discussed previously, that number is highly questionable. A pirated cd or movie is simply not a lost sale. Megaupload has [...]