More Sony Hack Fallout: Google Fights Mississippi and the MPAA

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Sony Pictures Entertainment MPAA Google Business A secret anti-piracy lobbying campaign codenamed "Project Goliath" is scrutinized read more. The Business Sony Hack THR Online THR, Esq.

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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 Taps Steven Fabrizio as Global General Counsel

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MPAA Business Hollywood studios go to a THR "Power Lawyer" to lead its legal team. read more. Hirings-firings The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq.

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MPAA Document Appears to Bolster Case Against VFX Subsidies (Analysis)

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MPAA Behind the Screen Tech Business The filing in a non-entertainment trade case has ramifications for an effort to end foreign subsidies that benefit the major studios. read more. THR Online THR, Esq.

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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." MPAA Tech Businessread more. The Business Movies THR, Esq.

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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 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 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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Top MPAA Lawyer on Google's Failures, Suing Kim Dotcom and Obama After SOPA (Q&A)

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MPAA Business "It doesn''t surprise me that Kim Dotcom has set himself up as some champion of something or a martyr, but it doesn''t stick," Hollywood''s new antipiracy cop Steven Fabrizio tells THR of the controversial figure. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq.

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Hotfile Slams MPAA's Interpretation of YouTube Ruling

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The Business Tech Business Google MPAA Viacom YouTubeEriq Gardner What did the Second Circuit really say in its recent verdict on Viacom's appeal? Hollywood studios offer a reading. The cyberlocker has its own interpretation. There's no peace in ongoing copyright wars. read more. THR, Esq.

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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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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.

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MPAA Chief Chris Dodd 'Hurt,' Defends His Piracy Strategy, Slams Obama and Google (Q&A)

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Movies Movies Chris Dodd MPAA Piracy PoliticsAlex Ben Block As the SOPA legislation hangs by a thread, Hollywood's top lobbyist says he's not to blame for the backlash. read more. THR, Esq. 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.

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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

MPAA Targets MovieTube Websites in New Piracy Lawsuit

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Legal action calls for ad service providers, social media services and others to stop facilitating websites streaming movies still in theaters. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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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

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How the MPAA Came Out Ahead in a Birthing-Method Bloggers War

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MPAA Tech Business The film industry''s trade association stood by a woman who gave the middle finger (and then a copyright takedown notice) to another woman. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

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Google Trumpets Victory Over MPAA in Mississippi

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A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction with a detailed opinion forthcoming on whether to halt the state''s attorney general from issuing subpoenas to Google. read more. The Business Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

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MPAA Sues Zevida For Copyright Infringement

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From the AP: The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is suing Zediva, that company which has started releasing new films early via the Internet. According to its press release, the MPAA is suing for copyright infringement, because Zediva "illegally

Broadcasters, MPAA Line Up Against Proposed A La Carte Bill

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Richard Blumenthal and John McCain''s bill draws comment from ESPN and the MPAA, and has little chance of passage. read more. John McCain THR, Esq. Television Politics Tech Business

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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

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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

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MPAA Hires New Global General Counsel

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THR staff MPAA chairman Chris Dodd announces that Henry Hoberman will lead worldwide efforts on intellectual property and other legal issues. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Hollywood Docket: MPAA delay; Lawyer vs. Prince; Bulgarian pirates

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Now that the MPAA and Bob Kerrey have broken up after only a few fruitless dates, the MPAA isn't exactly rushing to jump into a long-term relationship. THR] Paramount is sending COO Fred Huntsberry to open the annual ShowEast theater.

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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

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Christopher Dodd To Become New MPAA Chief

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Former Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd will be the new head of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), succeeding Dan Glickman. Interim head Robert Pisano is likely to remain with the organization

MPAA's Glickman seeks Hill support for ACTA

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After weeks of false charges that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement currently under negotiation would eliminate "DMCA-style safe harbors" or make it " impossible to run a service like Flickr or YouTube or Blogger ," copyright owners are finally fighting back.

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 chief speculation, more fun than a Saturday night movie

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By Eriq Gardner One of the hottest guessing games in Hollywood at the moment is who the MPAA will tap as its new chief. THR brings word that former Democratic Rep. Harold Ford Jr. has emerged as the early front-runner.

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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

Charles Rivkin Takes Over As Head of the MPAA: Interview With THR

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In the Hollywood Reporter: An interview with the new head of the Motion Picture Association of America, Charles Rivkin

Judge Drops Direct Copyright Infringement Claim From MPAA Lawsuit Against Hotfile

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A federal judge has dismissed a copyright infringement claim filed by the MPAA against Hotfile, but is allowing a claim of secondary infringement to proceed. The MPAA had alleged that Hotfile induces consumers to download films and tv episodes copyrighted

Weinstein Company To Challenge MPAA Ratings Of Two New Releases

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The Weinstein Company has decided to challenge the MPAA's ratings of NC-17 given to Blue Valentine and R given to The King's Speech. The studio's legal team includes David Boies, Bert Fields, and Alan Friedman. The studio objects to the

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.

Hollywood Docket: Weinstein vs. MPAA; Allbritton vs. Comcast; Murdoch wants the 'sky'

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Harvey Weinstein is appealing the MPAA's decision to put an R rating on "The Tillman Story" for excessive language, calling the documentary "one of the most important films I've distributed in my career." [THR] THR] Allbritton Communications objects to Comcast's acquisition.

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The MPAA Asks Who Will Handle Problems Arising Under Proposed TV Set-Top Box Rules

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The FCC gathers final comments as it moves forward with its controversial plan. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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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

Hollywood Docket: FCC backs MPAA; E-Trade vs. Lohan; first-sale doctrine hits 9th Cir.

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The MPAA cheered the ruling citing antipiracy concerns and the potential boost to the homevideo. Reactions have been predictably varied to the FCC's Friday decision allowing media companies to send content directly to homes with coding that will prevent copying.

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