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NAB CONVENTION ATTENDEES — LAS VEGAS LOSERS MAY BE HAPPIER

April 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Discontent was virtually palpable as the National Association of Broadcasters annual meeting got under way in Las Vegas. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski delivered a short speech to the convention repeating his call for broadcasters to relinquish spectrum in order to expand wireless broadband and for them to reveal the ad rates that they charge political […]

STOP ONLINE PIRACY ACT APPEARS STOPPED

January 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Congress has yet to vote, but it now seems apparent that in the battle between the movie studios/television networks/recording industry and the Internet, over the House and Senate antipiracy bills, the Internet has won. Deluged with protests from Internet users generated by a slew of leading websites, including Google, Wikipedia, Facebook and Reddit, several lawmakers […]

MPAA DENOUNCES WEBSITES PROTESTING AGAINST SOPA

January 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The motion picture industry fired back at websites that decided to go dark or otherwise interrupt services today (Wednesday) to protest against anti-piracy bills that are due to be voted on in the House and Senate before the end of the month. In a statement posted on the MPAA’s website, Christopher Dodd, the organization’s CEO, […]

MURDOCH CALLS GOOGLE “PIRACY LEADER”

January 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Rupert Murdoch went on a Twitter attack against Google over the weekend. In a series of tweets blasting the White House’s apparent opposition to the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), Murdoch referred to Google as the “piracy leader” and charged that it “streams movies free, sells [advertisements] around them. No wonder pouring millions into […]

REPORT: CONGRESSMEN MAY BE PIRATES, TOO

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Even while debating the Hollywood-backed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), members of the House of Representatives and/or their staffs have been engaging in online piracy themselves, using computers located in the House office building, the website TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent usage, reported on Monday. “We found more than 800 IP addresses assigned to the U.S. […]