MPAA Lobbying to make Home Theaters Illegal

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  1. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    The MPAA is lobbying congress to push through a new bill that would make unauthorized home theaters illegal. The group feels that all theaters should be sanctioned, whether they be commercial settings or at home.

    MPAA head Dan Glickman says this needs to be regulated before things start getting too far out of control, "We didn't act early enough with the online sharing of our copyrighted content. This time we're not making the same mistake. We have a right to know what's showing in a theater."

    The bill would require that any hardware manufactured in the future contain technology that tells the MPAA directly of what is being shown and specific details on the audience. The data would be gathered using various motion sensors and biometric technology.

    The MPAA defines a home theater as any home with a television larger than 29" with stereo sound and at least two comfortable chairs, couch, or futon. Anyone with a home theater would need to pay a $50 registration fee with the MPAA or face fines up to $500,000 per movie shown.

    "Just because you buy a DVD to watch at home doesn't give you the right to invite friends over to watch it too. That's a violation of copyright and denies us the revenue that would be generated from DVD sales to your friends," said Glickman. "Ideally we expect each viewer to have their own copy of the DVD, but we realize that isn't always feasible. The registration fee is a fair compromise.

    The bill also stipulates that any existing home theaters be retrofitted with the technology or else the owner is responsible for directly informing the MPAA and receiving approval before each viewing.
  2. Iraqita_EP

    Iraqita_EP New Member

    wtf is the mpaa problem
    .:SpY_GaMe:. likes this.
  3. d_ist_urb_ed

    d_ist_urb_ed Genuflect b*tches!

    LMFAO, they are crazy if they think they can get this bill through. The liberals have control over both the senate and the house. It'll die a painful death somewhere in between.
  4. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    I should start charging people for reading my posts on IGT.
  5. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    Original source?
  6. the_wizard

    the_wizard Omega == God

    I dont have a home theater.

    And I got 15 rare DVDs (pirated) from Palika Bazar.

  7. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    They make sense.

    But WTF, in Asia piracy is a WAY OF LIFE.
    No laws / regulations can ever change that.

    *middle finger to MPAA*
  8. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    Original source bbspot
  9. shak

    shak Harrr!

    "The bill would require that any hardware manufactured in the future contain technology that tells the MPAA directly of what is being shown and specific details on the audience."

    how is that not an invasion of privacy and in strong contrast to basic human common sense? ...

    and that registration fees seems to me like just another name of tech. tax ....
  10. shsnawada

    shsnawada Cyborgs & Pasta

    Yaaayy... I love giving money to the production companies. Thats what i do for a living!

    *sacrifices nearby goats*
  11. shsnawada

    shsnawada Cyborgs & Pasta

    Story 2
    How angelic people they are!!

  12. shak

    shak Harrr!

    i guess sony's VP cant be naive .. so that just leaves "exceedingly stupid!"

    eart to alqaedah! earth to alqaedah!, we aint got no more plastic explosives left .. can you rush down to Argos and get us 5 self destructing DVD players? ..
  13. shsnawada

    shsnawada Cyborgs & Pasta

  14. shak

    shak Harrr!

    lol .. damn it!!!

  15. shsnawada

    shsnawada Cyborgs & Pasta

    Yeah, ok. You'll have the fun tomorrow morning.
  16. d_ist_urb_ed

    d_ist_urb_ed Genuflect b*tches!

    It's ok snoogie-woogie, all of us do, at one point or the other.
  17. zing

    zing Machine Head

    my $0.02...
    [all puns intended :)

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