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MPAA planning website to find legal movies online

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 28 Jul 2008 17:15 User comments (12)

MPAA planning website to find legal movies online It looks like the MPAA has come up with a novel approach to getting consumers to stop downloading illegal movies on the internet. Well novel for them anyway. Instead of concentrating on lawsuits like the RIAA they're apparently developing a website to help consumers find legal ways to watch movies.
According to an anonymous source the MPAA is building a new website where consumers can search for a movie and be presented with options to buy, rent, or view it legally. For example, a search for a movie that's still in theaters might result in links to online movie ticket sites, while an older release would give you options for buying or renting the DVD, and perhaps others for downloading or streaming it.

Variety was reportedly told that the project was initiated after research showed that consumers often have a hard time distinguishing between legal and illegal sources for movies online.

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12 user comments

128.7.2008 17:34

Nobody gives 2 $hits about their pixellated, dumbed down drek..I'll stick with Usenet, Newzbin and P2P, thanks.

They're about 10 years too late not to mention every search engine out there is miles better than anything they could conjure up.

228.7.2008 17:44

He he I wouldn't want to be an admin for that site!!! They'll have their work cut-out for them with regards to the server being down everyday. Patch them holes quickly and hold on for dear life, cause here it comes, full ramming speed. OHHHHHHHH the site is down again.
Ah well back to my fav torrent site.

328.7.2008 18:23

Omg! Finally! It's only taken you like, what.. several years? Legal MP3 downloads have been around for ages since music (digital) downloading/piracy came about, it's only taken you years to come to the conclusion that the only way to battle piracy is offer legal download services.

..Though I did only say battle piracy. But you'll lost that battle no matter what you try to do.

:D

428.7.2008 18:36
varnull
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"find".. err sorry but WTF?

you think we are going to pay for teh hollywood shit... think again!!

528.7.2008 18:49
david89
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yep big deal few years to late

628.7.2008 18:59
varnull
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Yup.. Napster should have showed them the future, but just like Jed Clampett.. they wants possum pie ad grits and "do what we say not what I does".. and like the dinosaurs they be they bites the dust..

Nice try Fergal.. I knows where you comin from boy.. but lets face it.. you and your bum boy buddies dun lost!!

/me drops out of redneck mode......

728.7.2008 20:16

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Variety was reportedly told that the project was initiated after research showed that consumers often have a hard time distinguishing between legal and illegal sources for movies online.
Nice, I actually believe this is semi-accurate. For once, some piracy-related research that makes some sense.

Peace

828.7.2008 20:48

My friend routinely watches movies from one of those sites which stream torrented movies... you know the ones I'm talking about...

And he actually tried to justify it by saying... "I don't download them, I just watch them. There is no movie file on my computer."

I laughed at him and said, "Do you honestly believe that watching "The Dark Knight" through the net is in any way, legal?"

People know... They just don't want to admit it.

928.7.2008 20:58
varnull
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will you stop changing the title of this article? one surely is enough for the MPAA created bollocks., (sorry Rich.. just fulfilling my role)

they lose.. we win.. nuff said!!

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1028.7.2008 22:23

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Variety was reportedly told that the project was initiated after research showed that consumers often have a hard time distinguishing between legal and illegal sources for movies online.
Nice, I actually believe this is semi-accurate. For once, some piracy-related research that makes some sense.

Peace
agreed.

they are obviously extremely late with this idea,
but i think it's true that many people can't tell which sources are legal.

1129.7.2008 16:31

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Variety was reportedly told that the project was initiated after research showed that consumers often have a hard time distinguishing between legal and illegal sources for movies online.
Nice, I actually believe this is semi-accurate. For once, some piracy-related research that makes some sense.

Peace
agreed.

they are obviously extremely late with this idea,
but i think it's true that many people can't tell which sources are legal.
No, it's just my, err, I mean, our, err, uh, an excuse. An excuse, that's all it is! "Sorry Mr. MPAA mad man, I didn't know the Pirate Bay was a 'bad' place!"

121.11.2008 2:46

Also http://gregtvhomeentertainment.blogspot.com/ reviews alot of ways to do it legally..

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