Tuesday, January 21, 2020

MPA WINS BIG VICTORY OVER U.K. PIRATES

July 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In a landmark decision, a British judge has ruled that BT, the U.K.’s largest Internet service provider, must block a file-sharing website that offers pirated movies. The ruling had been sought by the MPA, the international arm of the Motion Picture Association of America. In it, Justice Richard Arnold said that BT has been aware […]

PIRATE BAY FOUNDERS WALK THE PLANK

November 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A Swedish appellate court late today (Friday) upheld the convictions of three operators of the Pirate Bay website, Frederik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström for what was called “contributory copyright infringement” and sentenced them to prison and ordered them to pay damages of more than $6.5 million. In its ruling, the court said, “The […]

HORROR FILM GETS NO RATING FROM MPAA, NO STAR FROM EBERT

May 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The horror film The Human Centipede is opening in a handful of theaters this weekend. It was not submitted to the MPAA for a rating. The Chicago Sun-Times‘s Roger Ebert is awarding it no stars as well. In his review, he writes: “I am required to award stars to movies I review. This time, I […]