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Sony Leak: The Secret Meetings That Set Hollywood's Anti-Piracy War Plan

Every year, legal representatives from seven of the biggest movie studios in the country gather in Sherman Oaks, California, to talk about all things anti-piracy. This isn’t surprising; it’s their livelihood, after all. But what does leaves a sour taste in your mouth is their plan to spread the DMCA-dispensing gospel with shadowy back room dealings and skewed facts.


This Is Hollywood's Global Anti-Piracy Strategy

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.


Sony Emails Reveal MPAA's Piracy Battle Plan, Google In Its Crosshairs

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.


Would You Resell Your Ebooks And MP3s Even If You Could?

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?


Eva Green's Raunchy Sin City Poster Banned In The US [NSFW]

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, with Eva Green in the titular role, is attracting a lot of attention in the United States. The latest poster for the movie is apparently too hot for public display — this is what the MPAA doesn’t want you to see.


IsoHunt Lives: BitTorrent Site Now Reportedly Hosted In Australia

After less than a month off the air, BitTorrent search engine IsoHunt is back with a fresh new look, hosted out of Australia of all places. Oh dear.


MPAA: 'Notorious' Melbourne Market One Of World's Worst Piracy Blackspots

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.


BitTorrent Search Engine IsoHunt Is Closing Down

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.


The Content Industry Is Designing Anti-Piracy Lesson Plans For Kids

This painfully reductive video obtained by Wired represents what the movie and recording industries want our kids to know about copyright. It does a really nice job of making “share” sound like a bad word.


This Is What The Copyright Alert System In The US Looks Like In Action

By now, you’ve heard enough about the Copyright Alert System in the US to know what it is and, perhaps, how useless it could be. But what the hell will it look like in reality?