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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.