Detailing an unnerving plot to manipulate major media outlets on a national scale, recently filed court documents shed light on MPAA's plan to negatively smear Google using outlets like the Today Show and WSJ.
Google officially escalated its unhappiness with Project Goliath, the secret concerted effort between the MPAA and state attorney generals, by filing a lawsuit against Mississippi state attorney general Jim Hood.
Arguably a harsh sentence for pirating a film, a young resident of the United Kingdom was sent to prison for nearly three years related to piracy and distribution charges of the last film in the Fast & Furious franchise.
The recent detainment of an moviegoer wearing Google Glass wasn't a fluke – it's part of an MPAA program that offers theater works up to $500 for a job well done. Here's a look inside the MPAA's "zero tolerance" Take Action! program.
After the MPAA and file sharing service Hotfile reached a settlement totaling tens of millions of dollars, Hotfile has decided to shut its doors permanently, making the announcement on its official site.
The MPAA initially wanted Hotfile to pay a freakishly massive sum of money for allowing people to use it to pirate movies. Instead, the MPAA merely got several dump trucks full of money for their trouble.
Hotfile has agreed to pay US movie studios $80 million in a copyright case settlement, and will terminate its 'cyberlocker' operations unless it "employs copyright filtering technologies that prevent infringement."
Attempting to make it slightly tougher for tech savvy consumers to locate copyrighted material on the Web, the MPAA won a case against Isohunt which will result in the closure of the site within a week.
Despite the suspicions from many Hollywood insiders that China was unofficially banning American movies, it turns out the Chinese market is now the second most lucrative international market for U.S. films, according to the head of the MPAA.
New rules governing exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) dictate that it will soon be illegal to unlock your smartphone without carrier permission. Jailbreaking your tablet is also forbidden, as is ripping a DVD into a digital format.