Movie studios prepare to sue file uploaders

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Modemac, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Modemac

    Modemac Guest

    Source: Internet Movie Database

    "The MPAA warned Wednesday that anyone who uploads a movie onto the
    Internet to share with users of peer-to-peer networks may face the
    same kind of copyright infringement lawsuit that the music industry
    has brought against record pirates. Published reports said that the
    MPAA is expected to file its first lawsuits as early as today
    (Thursday). The move follows a campaign by the movie industry to
    discourage online piracy with MTV-type video announcements in movie
    theaters comparing it to shoplifting videos in a store. Still, Eric
    Garland, head of Big Champagne, an Internet company that monitors
    movie downloading, suggested that the problem might be exaggerated. In
    an interview with today's Los Angeles Times, Garland said: 'Most
    people won't even know of anyone who has used the Internet to download
    Hollywood fare without permission, much less do it themselves. ...
    This is truly an extremely early-adopter fringe activity.'"
     
    Modemac, Nov 5, 2004
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  2. Modemac

    Zapanaz Guest

    On 5 Nov 2004 04:24:53 -0800, (Modemac) wrote:

    >Source: Internet Movie Database
    >
    >"The MPAA warned Wednesday that anyone who uploads a movie onto the
    >Internet to share with users of peer-to-peer networks may face the
    >same kind of copyright infringement lawsuit that the music industry
    >has brought against record pirates. Published reports said that the
    >MPAA is expected to file its first lawsuits as early as today
    >(Thursday). The move follows a campaign by the movie industry to
    >discourage online piracy with MTV-type video announcements in movie
    >theaters comparing it to shoplifting videos in a store. Still, Eric
    >Garland, head of Big Champagne, an Internet company that monitors
    >movie downloading, suggested that the problem might be exaggerated. In
    >an interview with today's Los Angeles Times, Garland said: 'Most
    >people won't even know of anyone who has used the Internet to download
    >Hollywood fare without permission, much less do it themselves. ...
    >This is truly an extremely early-adopter fringe activity.'"


    Well heck, what a good idea!

    When television first started proliferating in the fifties it hurt the
    movie studios badly, a lot of large old studios went bankrupt. The
    fools, they should have just sued people for watching TV!

    That's how you deal with a new technology and accompanying changes to
    your market's demands! Stop it from happening! That damned
    technology!

    For that matter, Ned Ludd could have saved himself a lot of trouble by
    just suing people for wearing clothes produced by automation.



    --
    Zapanaz
    International Satanic Conspiracy
    Customer Support Specialist
    http://joecosby.com/
    If you ever crawl inside an old hollow log and go to sleep, and while you're in there some guys come
    and seal up both ends and then put it on a truck and take it to another city, boy, I don't know what to tell
    you.

    - Jack Handey
     
    Zapanaz, Nov 5, 2004
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  3. Modemac

    Mark W Guest


    >
    > That's how you deal with a new technology and accompanying changes to
    > your market's demands! Stop it from happening! That damned
    > technology!
    >
    > For that matter, Ned Ludd could have saved himself a lot of trouble by
    > just suing people for wearing clothes produced by automation.
    >
    >
    >
    > --




    Banks could simply sue bank robbers instead of calling the Police!
     
    Mark W, Nov 5, 2004
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  4. "Mark W" <s@o> wrote in message
    news:418bc478$...
    >
    > > That's how you deal with a new technology and accompanying changes to
    > > your market's demands! Stop it from happening! That damned
    > > technology!
    > >
    > > For that matter, Ned Ludd could have saved himself a lot of trouble by
    > > just suing people for wearing clothes produced by automation.
    > >

    > Banks could simply sue bank robbers instead of calling the Police!
    >

    Oh, dear, this is starting to sound positively Libertarian.

    Paul
     
    Paul E. Jamison, Nov 5, 2004
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  5. Modemac

    Mutley Guest

    (Modemac) wrote:

    >Source: Internet Movie Database
    >
    >"The MPAA warned Wednesday that anyone who uploads a movie onto the
    >Internet to share with users of peer-to-peer networks may face the
    >same kind of copyright infringement lawsuit that the music industry
    >has brought against record pirates. Published reports said that the
    >MPAA is expected to file its first lawsuits as early as today
    >(Thursday). The move follows a campaign by the movie industry to
    >discourage online piracy with MTV-type video announcements in movie
    >theaters comparing it to shoplifting videos in a store. Still, Eric
    >Garland, head of Big Champagne, an Internet company that monitors
    >movie downloading, suggested that the problem might be exaggerated. In
    >an interview with today's Los Angeles Times, Garland said: 'Most
    >people won't even know of anyone who has used the Internet to download
    >Hollywood fare without permission, much less do it themselves. ...
    >This is truly an extremely early-adopter fringe activity.'"


    Bush another 4 years and the MPAA is jumping for joy. 4 Mores years
    to do what we like and the GVT won't interfere and we can bribe some
    Republican senators and get all sorts of new draconian laws passed in
    the name of IP and copy right protection..
     
    Mutley, Nov 6, 2004
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  6. Modemac

    Specialk Guest

    Mutley wrote:
    > Bush another 4 years and the MPAA is jumping for joy. 4 Mores years
    > to do what we like and the GVT won't interfere and we can bribe some
    > Republican senators and get all sorts of new draconian laws passed in
    > the name of IP and copy right protection..


    I disagree. The Republican party's pets are defense companies, oil
    companies, and conservative christian groups. The Democratic party's
    pets are minority groups and the entertainment industry.

    The DMCA (spit!) was passed in 1998, during the Clinton administration.
     
    Specialk, Nov 6, 2004
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  7. Modemac

    charsand Guest

    Specialk <> wrote in message news:<n6Yid.12$>...
    > Mutley wrote:
    > > Bush another 4 years and the MPAA is jumping for joy. 4 Mores years
    > > to do what we like and the GVT won't interfere and we can bribe some
    > > Republican senators and get all sorts of new draconian laws passed in
    > > the name of IP and copy right protection..

    >
    > I disagree. The Republican party's pets are defense companies, oil
    > companies, and conservative christian groups. The Democratic party's
    > pets are minority groups and the entertainment industry.
    >
    > The DMCA (spit!) was passed in 1998, during the Clinton administration.


    read this last week in the Hollywood Reporter-I wonder what the
    ramifications of downloading will be?

    >"The MPAA warned Wednesday that anyone who uploads a movie onto the
    >Internet to share with users of peer-to-peer networks may face the
    >same kind of copyright infringement lawsuit that the music industry
    >has brought against record pirates.
     
    charsand, Nov 8, 2004
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