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There are ways to get in trouble with the law for just about everything: smoking weed, theft, horse theft, stealing a horse and teaching it to smoke weed, and even shouting "fire" in a crowded not-on-fire stable full of stoned horses. But numbers are pure and theoretical and definitely exempt from legal action, right?

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Popcorn Time is the revolutionary app that's been continuously dubbed the Netflix for torrents. But after aggressive legal action by the Motion Picture Association of America, the original site Popcorntime.io, shut down indefinitely. After week of mystery surrounding its sudden reappearance, anonymous developers are declaring that illegal Netflix is back, baby.

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As a counter to how easy it is to search for pirated content on Google, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) launched its own search engine to drive up the rankings of sites that provide access to movies legally. Film distributors on the lookout for pirated content seem to not have been fully across what the MPAA were trying to achieve — and ended up reporting a number of listings to be removed from Google searches. Which they were.

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Back in 2013, the Motion Picture Association of America filed one of its biggest victories: a $US80 million settlement against Hotfile, a file-sharing website that got on the wrong side of Hollywood. Only, Hotfile never paid anything close to that amount, and the MPAA has been telling a (court-approved) fib about the whole thing.

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An Attorney General caught up in the middle of the MPAA's plans to attack Google is now backpeddling, after Google sued him for conspiring with the movie industry. Although, the recent exposure of communications between Jim Hood and the MPAA for everyone to see may also have something to do with it.

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The Sony leaks have proved to be fertile ground for celebrity gossip and identity theft, but they're also proving to contain other, more serious details. Like the details of the Motion Picture Association of America's strategy for combating piracy. This is it.

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Since January of this year, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has been preparing for long-term battle with an enemy referred to as "Goliath", according to documents made available by the recent Sony hack. And after several of the documents have been examined, it's looking very likely the pseudonym represents Google.

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The MPAA doesn't want anyone in the world to resell the movies you buy on iTunes and other services. Now over in the US, the American House of Representatives is now discussing if this is wrong or right. But does it matter? Would you resell your digital goods online if you could?

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has been the tip of the spear when it comes to fighting film piracy all over the world, and now it has its sights set on Australia. A new report from the MPAA has Australia, particularly one market in Melbourne, as a "notorious" piracy hotspot, and one of the worst markets in the world for pirate DVD distribution. Welcome to Victoria's Caribbean Gardens and Markets.

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Brace yourselves, pirates: one of the largest BitTorrent search engines left on the web is about to close down after the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) cut a deal with the folks at IsoHunt that includes the shuttering of the site.

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The Copyright Alert System was conceived all the way back in 2011 as a new way to deal with seemingly unstoppable online piracy. It finally goes into effect in the US today, and it will impact a huge portion of American internet users. Sounds scary, but what is it exactly?

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You might not imagine the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) as a particularly drone-happy group, but new documents reveal that the actively lobbying the US government for UAV drone use in domestic space. No, they aren't building an army to track down pirates; they just want filmmakers to be able to shoot with them.