MPAA Wins $10.5 Million and Injunction in MovieTube Lawsuit

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The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online MPAA Avengers: Age of UltronThe member studios now will try to figure out who operated the streaming sites. read more. THR, Esq.

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MPAA Fights Back Against Anonymous Attacks

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Tech Tech Business Chris Dodd MPAA PiracyEriq Gardner Hollywood trade group says it is working with the feds to identify the people responsible for the attack on its website. read more. THR, Esq.

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MPAA Warns of Megaupload 'Re-Launch' If Servers Are Transferred

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Eriq Gardner Giving Megaupload back data would constitute a violation of studio rights, says a legal filing by the MPAA today. The Business Movies Music Tech Business Kim Dotcom MPAA Piracy

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MPAA Suffers Legal Setback in Big Copyright Decision

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Appellate circuit overturns an injunction against a social linking website as the MPAA says it is "studying the ramifications." The Business Movies Tech Business MPAA

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MPAA Lines Up With Porn Studio in Steamy Copyright Dispute

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The Business Tech Business Facebook Google MPAAEriq Gardner Embedded links and repeat infringers are subject of a battle that's garnered the interest of movie studios, Google and Facebook. read more. THR, Esq.

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Florida Judge Tosses a Key MPAA Claim Against Hotfile (Exclusive)

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The Business Movies Business MPAAEriq Gardner The movie industry's battle against Hotfile is a test case concerning rampant alleged piracy on cyberlocker sites. read more. THR, Esq.

Google Wants the MPAA's "Project Goliath" Documents

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An MPAA spokesperson responds, "Google is not above the law." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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MPAA Touts Big Legal Success Against Popcorn Time

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The studios trade association has scored injunctions in Canada and New Zealand over PopcornTime.io and the torrent outfit YTS. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

MPAA Dealt a Blow in Appellate Ruling Over Importation of Digital Files

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The Federal Circuit rules that the ITC exceeded its jurisdiction by blocking the importation of digital files. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

MPAA Studios Taking on Large-Scale Piracy Ring in New York Court

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A February lawsuit has just been unsealed. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

MPAA Announces Legal Staff Reorganization

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THR Staff MPAA GC Henry Hoberman announces a new position and four promotions. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

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Google Again Opposes Movie Industry in a Copyright Fight

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Eriq Gardner The MPAA says that Hotfile is like Megaupload, but Google says Hotfile deserves the same legal protections as YouTube. The Business Tech Business Google MPAA YouTube

MPAA Urges FCC Not to Regulate Availability of Online Content

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Meanwhile, the telecom industry is invoking the "Open Internet" rules to argue that TV programmers shouldn't be allowed to restrict access to streams. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

MPAA: Films and TV Shows About Real-Life People Jeopardized by 'Porco' Ruling

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Film studios and media groups urge a rehearing after a New York appeals court allowed a convicted murderer to move forward in a lawsuit against Lifetime Entertainment. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Cyberlocking Site Hotfile Responds to Big MPAA Lawsuit

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Eriq Gardner Hotfile answers the MPAA's copyright infringement lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Movies Tech Business

MPAA Testing the Limits of Pirate Site Blocking in MovieTube Lawsuit

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On Wednesday, studio giants argued for an interpretation of copyright law that runs counter to legal advice the MPAA received. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Few Options for Weinstein Co. in Wake of MPAA 'Butler' Ruling (Analysis)

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MPAA The Weinstein Company The Butler Business A high-powered litigator on behalf of TWC is pressing an antitrust claim, but a new Supreme Court decision makes it unlikely he’ll succeed. read more. Movies THR, Esq.

New Version Of 'Stop Online Piracy Act' As Controversial As Ever (Analysis)

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The MPAA's Chris Dodd continues his call for Congress to act. The Business Tech Business Chris Dodd MPAAEriq Gardner A leading House policy-maker makes some changes to the hot-button legislation, but criticism doesn't abate. read more. THR, Esq.

MPAA Moves to Shut Down Online Rental Service Zediva

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Eriq Gardner The battle is shaping up to be a big one between technology and entertainment. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Movies Tech Business

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How Hollywood Could Stop Pirate Bay's Plan to Launch Servers into the Sky

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Eriq Gardner One of the MPAA's legal enemies wants to escape copyright prosecution by taking its servers to international waters. Tech Tech MPAAA legal expert weighs in on a possible counter-strike. read more. THR, Esq.

MPAA Slams Google's Efforts to Learn About Its Anti-Piracy Strategies

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The studio trade association says Google is abusing the litigation process by trying to unfairly use Sony hack documents in a public relations war. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Sony Hires Top Attorneys to Defend Privacy Breach Lawsuits

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Sony Pictures Entertainment MPAA Google Tech Business The studio has hired WilmerHale to represent it in several cases filed over the recent hack read more. The Business Sony Hack Sony Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

Will a Judge's Ruling Against CNN Make It Easier to Sue the Media?

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A defamation suit is allowed to survive in a defeat not only for the cable news network, but also for the MPAA. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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MPAA Hires Noted Copyright Blogger Ben Sheffner

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Eriq Gardner Sheffner announces he's putting widely-read blog on hiatus read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

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Hollywood Docket: MPAA vs. boxoffice exchange; Viacom on YouTube: 'A wonderful service'; Ted Turner's bison

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The MPAA is objecting to two proposed boxoffice futures commodities exchanges, arguing in a letter to regulators that gambling on movie receipts would tarnish the reputation and integrity of the industry. LAT] Here's a quote that came too late for.

Movie Studios Pull Injunction Demand in MovieTube Lawsuit

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The MPAA's withdrawal follows intervention from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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MPAA on Hotfile: More Egregious Than Grokster, Indistinguishable From Megaupload

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Eriq Gardner Movie studios push for a quick win against a cyberlocking giant alleged to be responsible for massive piracy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business

How Hollywood Convinced California's Senate to Pass a Bill Increasing Piracy Damages

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The Business Movies Music Business MPAA PoliticsEriq Gardner An obscure case last year challenged the value of damages from piracy. Now, California law on calculating restitution could be on the verge of changing what pirates owe. read more. THR, Esq.

Why NBCU Appealed a 'Ghost Hunters' Lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner NBCU, supported by the MPAA, has petitioned for cert to the high court in a lawsuit involving whether the studio ripped off the idea for Syfy's 'Ghost Hunters'. The Business Business MPAA NBCUniversal Ghost Hunters

MPAA’s Top Lawyer Leaving to Join Viacom (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni The top antipiracy exec will over oversee the company’s litigation efforts. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business Viacom

Read the MPAA's Big Lawsuit Against 'Cyberlocking' Site Hotfile

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Eriq Gardner The movie industry org makes its first major strike against cyberlockers read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Does the Future of Television Belong to the Device or the App?

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The MPAA says it violates the U.S. This week, the FCC hears reaction to a controversial proposal. Constitution. The WGA is in favor. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Entertainment Industry Sends U.S. Trade Office a NAFTA Negotiation Wish List

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Lifting foreign equity caps and overhauling safe harbor protections for Internet companies is on the agenda for the MPAA and others. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

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TV Industry Group Hints Google Has Inside Access at the FCC

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A coalition formed by the MPAA and telecoms speaks of "Top Secret meetings" and "hoodwinked" viewers. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Copyright Dispute Over Paparazzi Photos Gathers Heat at Appeals Court

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The MPAA and Kickstarter are among those duking it out at the 9th Circuit over the implications of website content moderators. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Business THR Online

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Appeals Court Rules Google Book Scanning Project is Fair Use

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The 2nd Circuit writes the latest chapter in a decade-old fight that attracted the interest of the MPAA and practically every labor guild representing authors in media and entertainment.

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Hollywood Docket: McPherson emails; MPAA puts Bob Kerrey in turnaround; why Shirley Sherrod shouldn't sue

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Former ABC Entertainment chief Stephen McPherson has hired Marty Singer to deal with the media fallout from his abrupt departure. Singer has already sent THR a letter objecting to talk of an investigation within Disney over sexual harassment allegations. However

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Movie Studios Renew Injunction Demand in MovieTube Lawsuit

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One step back, then two steps forward: The MPAA seeks $10.5 million, domain disabling and an investigation of copyright pirating. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: No Doubt vs. Activision; MPAA vs. FCC; everyone vs. David Bergstein

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Entertainment law news this morning: No Doubt is suing Activision Blizzard over the use of the band's likeness in the game "Band Hero." According to the lawsuit, the band had a licensing agreement with Activision, but the videogame maker went.

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Hollywood Studios Defend Freedom to Have Smoking in Movies Rated Suitable for Children

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In response to a class-action lawsuit, MPAA members raise the First Amendment flag and warn of forced R ratings for movies with soda and fatty foods.

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