The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is calling for further censorship powers through the copyright reform debate.
The 2017 “notorious markets” is accusing piracy as being a driving force for the spread of malware. It also lists several sites.
It’s a position that may come as a surprise to long time observers. Major record labels and movie studios not expressing interest in extending the terms of copyright.
We’ve been reading through some of the demands made by various corporate organizations. Today, we thought we’d look at another submission: the MPAA.
For years, major content industries would point to file-sharing and say that their profits are hurting because of it. A new report suggests that, in fact, the content industry is doing just fine.
This is part 4 of my meta-analysis on what filesharing studies really say.
The MPAA has been targeting cyberlockers for the last little while. Now, another website I’ve used to distribute music I produce has decided to bow to pressure and censor me in the process of shutting down its sharing services.
Earlier, we reported that the MPAA, RIAA and the BSA had influenced the push for HADOPI in France according to the Wikileaks ever-present cablegate story. It now turns out that US influence has also been directed at Spain as well. The threat? Implement a three strikes law or be put on the watch list.
Wikileaks has been releasing plenty of new details on how the US views the world. Amongst the interesting tidbits of information buried inside Cablegate was what role the MPAA, the RIAA and the BSA has in France’s new HADOPI law.
If anyone thought the ideas around the Broadcast Flag have finally died off, they’d be dead wrong. Reports are coming in that the FCC has granted Selectable Output Control (SOC) meaning that they, not you, can choose what can be recorded on your own TV.