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STUDY: SOPA Coverage No Match For Kim Kardashian And Tim Tebow | Media Matters for America
While U.S. television news outlets have largely ignored the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act during their evening news and opinion programming, they have covered repeatedly and at-length Tim Tebow, Casey Anthony, Kim Kardashian's divorce, the British Royal Family, and Alec Baldwin being kicked off an airplane.
SOPA  coverage  media  piracy  television 
january 2012 by dissident
Copyright Corruption Scandal Surrounds Anti-Piracy Campaign | TorrentFreak
Anti-piracy group BREIN is caught up in a huge copyright scandal in the Netherlands. A musician who composed a track for use at a local film festival later found it being used without permission in an anti-piracy campaign. He is now claiming at least a million euros for the unauthorized distribution of his work on DVDs. To make matters even worse, a board member of a royalty collection agency offered to to help the composer to recoup the money, but only if he received 33% of the loot.
piracy  BREIN  hollywood  Netherlands  hypocrisy 
december 2011 by dissident
Sweet sanity: 75% of Americans say infringement fines should be under $100
New survey data out on American attitudes toward copyright infringement shows that current statutory damage awards of up to $150,000 are supported by almost no one. Indeed, only half of all American adults support any sort of fine for downloading a song or movie, and one-third said there should be no punishment at all.
piracy  copyright  opinion  survey 
november 2011 by dissident
Hurt Locker lawsuit: 50,000 sued for BitTorrent downloads - Jun. 10, 2011
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The turn of the 21st century was rife with bitter anti-piracy lawsuits pitting studios against their potential customers, with music labels banding together to blast Napster -- and its massive user base -- to smithereens.
bittorrent  piracy  internet  technology  law  EFF  copyright 
june 2011 by dissident
The Terror of Somali Piracy | Dissident Voice
The “common interest” unifying these nations is the protection of maritime trade, which accounts for more than 80% of the world’s trade. U.S. planners have described the Gulf of Aden as “one of the world’s most important waterways,” in large part because close to 12% of the world’s petroleum passes through it. Somali pirates have exploited the vital shipping lanes by overtaking everything from chemical and oil tankers to fishing vessels and private yachts.
Somalia  pirates  Red_Sea  piracy  terrorism  violence 
february 2011 by dissident
Piracy once again fails to get in way of record box office
The movie business has—yet again—run up record numbers at the box office. In 2010, theaters around the world reported a combined total revenue of $31.8 billion, up 8 percent from 2009. While the industry certainly has its share of piracy problems, they aren't affecting box office receipts.
movies  cinema  piracy 
february 2011 by dissident
Wikileaks Cable Shows US Involvement in Swedish Anti-Piracy Efforts | TorrentFreak
A yet to be released cable from the US Embassy in Stockholm will reveal that the United States Government was very concerned about file-sharing related issues in Sweden. The US Embassy actively worked with the Swedish authorities to reduce file-sharing related threats, which included The Pirate Bay which was raided in 2006 following US pressure.
piracy  wikileaks  Sweden  United_States  coercion  anti-piracy 
december 2010 by dissident
‘Struggling’ Screenwriter Sued By Twentieth Century Fox For $12 Million | TorrentFreak
Described online as a struggling screenwriter who sells flowers to make ends meet, P.J. McIlvaine is now facing the biggest struggle of her life. After creating a free online library of Hollywood movie scripts to assist other screenwriters, she incurred the wrath of Twentieth Century Fox. Without any previous contact, the movie giant sent private investigators to P.J’s home to gather information and has now sued for a mind boggling $12 million.
copyright  hollywood  Twentieth_Century_Fox  piracy  movies  media 
november 2010 by dissident

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