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Netflix joins the Motion Picture Association of America
Netflix joins the Motion Picture Association of America
Netflix has become a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the first Internet-based service to join the trade group. ...... 23 Jan 2019
The MPAA was responsible for the shut down of YIFY/YTS
The MPAA was responsible for the shut down of YIFY/YTS
The MPAA has confirmed this week that they were responsible for the shutdown of scene release group YIFY and its parent site YTS following lawsuits ...... 04 Nov 2015 - 9 comments
MPAA shuts down web version of Popcorn Time but site moves to new domain
MPAA shuts down web version of Popcorn Time but site moves to new domain
The newly released web version of Popcorn Time has already been taken down, but the site has quickly found a new domain. Browser Popcorn ...... 21 Oct 2015 - 5 comments
Report: The MPAA settled with Hotfile for $4 million
Report: The MPAA settled with Hotfile for $4 million
Last year, the MPAA seemingly shook up the file sharing industry when they announced they had won a suit against once-popular file hosting site ...... 28 Dec 2014
Google furiously shunned 'snarky' MPAA, says leaked e-mails
Google furiously shunned 'snarky' MPAA, says leaked e-mails
The information spilling onto the Internet as a result of the Sony Pictures hack keeps making headlines, and this time it has exposed a rift ...... 12 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
MPAA joins W3C, giving it a voice on the future of the web
MPAA joins W3C, giving it a voice on the future of the web
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), it has been announced. As a member, the ...... 08 Jan 2014 - 13 comments
Hotfile settles piracy suit with Hollywood for $80 million, will likely shut down
Hotfile settles piracy suit with Hollywood for $80 million, will likely shut down
Once-popular cyberlocker Hotfile has settled its long-standing lawsuit with Hollywood and the MPAA, meaning the service will soon shut down ...... 04 Dec 2013 - 2 comments
The MPAA releases report on best methods to prevent movie theater piracy
The MPAA releases report on best methods to prevent movie theater piracy
The MPAA has released its annual "Best Practices to Prevent Film Theft" for movie theater owners, and as expected the trade group wants theaters ...... 17 Nov 2013 - 11 comments
R.I.P isoHunt
R.I.P isoHunt
The once-popular torrent index site isoHunt will shut down for good following a settlement with the MPAA and Hollywood studios. In addition ...... 17 Oct 2013 - 13 comments
MPAA blasts Google for failing to fight piracy
MPAA blasts Google for failing to fight piracy
A report this week from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) blasted search engines for failing to fight copyright infringement. ...... 22 Sep 2013 - 2 comments
Hotfile liable for copyright infringement, says judge
Hotfile liable for copyright infringement, says judge
A U.S. judge has found that Hotfile is liable on charges of copyright infringement, in a case dating back to 2011. The Motion Picture Association ...... 29 Aug 2013 - 3 comments
MPAA concerned about illegal movie uploads on YouTube
MPAA concerned about illegal movie uploads on YouTube
More and more full movies show up on YouTube. Despite YouTube allowing media companies to weed out copyright infringing content on the service, ...... 10 Feb 2013 - 3 comments
Don't pirate this film, or else
Don't pirate this film, or else
The creators of the new "John Dies at the End" film have created a particularly funny trailer asking people not to pirate their film, or else. ...... 31 Dec 2012 - 16 comments
More movie studio employees caught pirating movies
More movie studio employees caught pirating movies
Everybody pirates. According to new data, it appears even Hollywood studio employees openly download and share unauthorized copies of movies, ...... 27 Dec 2012 - 17 comments
Verizon, Time Warner will throttle speeds, restrict usage of repeat copyright infringers
Verizon, Time Warner will throttle speeds, restrict usage of repeat copyright infringers
By the end of this month, the new "six-strikes" Copyright Alert System will go live in the U.S. Verizon and Time Warner have outlined their ...... 17 Nov 2012 - 12 comments
Norway blocks law firm from monitoring file sharers
Norway blocks law firm from monitoring file sharers
This week, Norway blocked the only law firm in the country that had rights to monitor file sharers. The firm, Simonsen law, lost their current ...... 25 Aug 2012 - 3 comments
Kim Dotcom blames VP Joe Biden for the shutdown of Megaupload
Kim Dotcom blames VP Joe Biden for the shutdown of Megaupload
Embattled cyberlocker founder Kim Dotcom has accused American VP Joe Biden of being the man who put the hit out on Megaupload and its related sites. ...... 05 Jul 2012 - 8 comments
MPAA finally admits piracy is not the same as stealing, kinda
MPAA finally admits piracy is not the same as stealing, kinda
The MPAA's CEO Chris Dodd has finally admitted that the group's tactics of comparing piracy to stealing is a bad choice. Over the last decade ...... 22 May 2012 - 15 comments
Paramount Pictures identifies 5 'rogue' cyberlockers that should be shut down
Paramount Pictures identifies 5 'rogue' cyberlockers that should be shut down
Just months after the shut down of the world's top cyberlocker Megaupload, Paramount Picture's has sent the MPAA and U.S. DOJ a list of 5 "rogue" ...... 02 Apr 2012 - 11 comments
Google backs Hotfile in copyright fight against MPAA
Google backs Hotfile in copyright fight against MPAA
Google has backed Hotfile in its fight against the major movie studios. The search giant has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the cyberlocker, ...... 21 Mar 2012 - 28 comments
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