MPAA Goes After Torrent Sites, eDonkey and Newsgroups
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM
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The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) has expanded its crackdown on online movie piracy by filing seven new lawsuits against online sites. Websites targeted include Isohunt.com, BTHub.com, TorrentBox.com, TorrentSpy.com, NiteShadow.com, Ed2k-it.com, NZB-Zone.com, BinNews.com and DVDRs.net.
“Website operators who abuse technology to facilitate infringements of copyrighted works by millions of people are not anonymous – they can and will be stopped. Disabling these powerful networks of illegal file distribution is a significant step in stemming the tide of piracy on the Internet,” said John G. Malcolm, Executive Vice President and Director of Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations for the MPAA.
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Real Reason for Financial Problem
2/24/2006 8:43:08 AM
It's widely known that movie and CD sales are down quite a bit. The industry attributes this to illegal copying. But I think this it their own fault, for two reasons. First, they have been very slow to understand, assimilate, and embrace new technologies and distribution methods. Clearly consumers don't want to consume media in the same way they did in the past.
Second, you have to really look at the quality of what is being produced. A majority of what these industries produce is pure crap. And what a surprise that folks are not enthused about purchasing it? When was the last time you saw a movie, and at the end thought to yourself, now what was the point of that? Too many movies are made just because they have a business to run, so they just churn out another "formula" movie to keep product flowing. I really think that Hollywood needs to look harder to find new talent, and more interesting content, instead of just selling the same crap over and over.
RE: Real Reason for Financial Problem
2/24/2006 8:55:21 AM
I also forgot to mention the third problem, which is the content producers approach with DRM. Their idea is they can limit your use of content in any way they please. Clearly, from a legal perspective, this is correct. But do you think consumers will accept this? If I buy a song from iTunes that uses Apple's proprietary DRM, and I want to play that song on my car's CD player - guess what: I can't - and I have to buy the song again. What if in a few years, there is another DRM standard - guess what - I have to buy the song again. This is just what content owners want - they want you to buy their content like Dixie cups. Buy something, use it for a little while, throw it away, but it again, etc.
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