Wikipedias grundare Jimmy Wales förklarar att han inte lagligen kan se på Game of Thrones i London och att underhållningsbranschen kanske ska börja tänka om och sälja det som folk vill köpa.
MPAAs Kate Bedingfield som hänvisade till några tjänster, HULU, HBO Go, UltraViolet, för visa att det görs något och gick sedan över till att klaga på hur mycket pengar branschen förlorar på den illegala nedladdningen.
MPAA Points To Its Roster Of Crappy Online Services And Asks What We’re Complaining About | Techdirt
OVERNIGHT TECH: Industry presses Obama for tough intellectual property protections – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley
Dozens of major trade associations urged President Obama on Tuesday to fight for tough intellectual property protections in negotiations over an Asian-Pacific trade agreement.
The letter to the president was signed by many of the same groups that lobbied for controversial anti-piracy legislation earlier this year, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Se även Techdirt: SOPA Supporters Urge White House To Use Secretive TPP Process To Insert Draconian New IP Laws | Techdirt
Google har planer på att lägga ner fiber i marken till hemanvändare och det gör Hollywood nervösa.
It seems like every Hollywood statement about new technology follows the same format. “This new thing is great, but… piracy!” The problem is that they refuse to act on the first part until someone gives them a bulletproof solution to the second part—and since such a solution does not and never will exist, they ruin every attempt at a new service with ineffective restrictions and DRM schemes.
Google’s Fiber Makes MPAA Skittish. Why Does Hollywood See All Technology In Terms Of Piracy? | Techdirt
The fact that the MPAA can’t get through a single statement about something as clearly positive as faster internet without bringing up reservations about piracy doesn’t bode well for Hollywood’s future. The studios should be getting ahead of the new technology, and making sure that everyone who gets hooked up to a new fiber network is immediately greeted with a well-made, well-priced movie service that gives them a chance to test out their speedy new connection. Instead they’re probably going to watch the technology develop with caution, wait for pirates to beat them to the punch, then arrive in the market with an inferior product and complaints about how they “can’t compete”.
Hollywood studios want a federal judge to preserve data on all the 66.6 million users of Megaupload, the file-sharing service that was shuttered in January due to federal indictments targeting its operators.
The Motion Picture Association of America is requesting Carpathia, Megaupload’s Virginia-based server host, to retain the 25 petabytes of Megaupload data on its servers, which includes account information for Megaupload’s millions of users. That’s according to a newly surfaced court filing in the Megaupload prosecution in connection to charges of racketeering and criminal copyright infringement.
MPAA Wants Megaupload User Data Retained for Lawsuits