Neowin News Feed for: Mpaa Neowin News Feed for: Mpaa en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Official Popcorn Time fork revived after five month hiatus <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Notorious piracy app Popcorn Time has come back from the dead. The team behind the revival will not be actively developing it but will focus on bug fixes and making sure everything runs smoothly. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:28:01 +0000 File sharing host Rapidshare to close March 31, users asked to backup data <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Yet another file sharing website will soon be lost to history, and again for undisclosed reasons. The site is now displaying a message on its homepage asking users to backup their data, or lose it. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:54:01 +0000 Music streaming eradicates piracy in Norway <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Piracy, especially music piracy, has apparently disappeared from Norway. This seems to be because of easy to access to affordable, convenient and legal music streaming services. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:58:02 +0000 MPAA got cold feet over the introduction of a notice-based scheme for pirates in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Leaked emails have revealed that MPAA got cold feet just three months out from the introduction of a government scheme to send movie pirates in the UK a warning via their ISP when they steal content. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jerry Grey) Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:00:01 +0000 Sony embarrassed by ads placed on "rogue" sites <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony has attempted to step up the fight against pirate sites this year but has been caught unwittingly funding these very sites according to analysis by the MPAA. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Sat, 27 Dec 2014 08:12:01 +0000 Sony email leak has uncovered the truth behind MPAA and Hotfile dispute <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The recent leak of Sony information by a group called GOP may have opened Pandora&#039;s box. An email conversation from the leak shows something interesting about the settlement between MPAA and Hotfile. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:00:01 +0000 Mississippi Attorney General calls timeout in a battle with Google, after it files a lawsuit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mississippi Attorney General has called for a timeout after Google filed a lawsuit against him and accused him of doing MPAA&#039;s dirty work. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jerry Grey) Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:42:01 +0000 Google deeply concerned about MPAA's DNS filtering plans <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google said it is deeply concerned about MPAA&#039;s plans to force DNS providers and ISPs to filter out websites like The Pirate Bay using existing laws. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jerry Grey) Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:56:01 +0000 MPAA wants DNS filtering even if it breaks the Internet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In an attempt to stop piracy, MPAA is currently considering using DNS providers to filter out websites like The Pirate Bay, and would use existing laws to enforce it. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jerry Grey) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:36:01 +0000 Project Goliath: the MPAA and movie studios' plan to combat Google <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Emails have emerged as a result of the recent Sony hack that reveal that Sony, along with the MPAA and other movie studios, made a plan, known as Project Goliath, to attack Google. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alec Robertson) Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:18:01 +0000 Creator of world's largest torrent client signs anti-piracy deal with MPAA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The creator of the world&#039;s largest torrent client has agreed a deal with the MPAA to combat piracy, which will see the company&#039;s video-on-demand service protected by a content recognition system. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Hull) Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19:22:18 +0000 Megaupload asks for freeze on RIAA and MPAA civil suits <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/" alt="" /></div>Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, and others request stays on civil suits pursued by the music and movie industries to prevent their 5th amendment rights being violated in the ongoing criminal cases. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jake Schenberg) Tue, 13 May 2014 07:02:54 +0000 settles with MPAA for $80 million but closes anyway <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div> who have been in a legal battle with the MPAA since 2011, had reached a settlement with the organization which included certain conditions to continue operating has closed anyway. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 05 Dec 2013 09:33:38 +0000 Hotfile to shutdown, pay $80 million to settle MPAA lawsuit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Popular cloud-based file sharing website, Hotfile, has been ordered to pay about $80 million and shutdown to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the Motion Picture Association of America. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:14:33 +0000 MegaUpload shutdown bad for the Box Office business? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new research digs deep into the box office revenues highlighting some interesting finds: blockbuster films improved their performance, while smaller products were hurt. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alfonso Maruccia) Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:19:31 +0000 MPAA: Hotfile is the 'most blatant inducer of copyright infringement' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Motion Picture Association of America has deemed file-sharing hub Hotfile the &quot;most blatant inducer of copyright infringement&quot; during legal proceedings, beating even Megaupload and torrent sites. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Mon, 10 Sep 2012 06:53:30 +0000 Filesonic goes offline with no explanation provided <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Filesonic, previously one of the major file-sharing websites on the internet, has been gone for the past few days with no explanation, and the main domain having suddenly changed hands. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Mon, 03 Sep 2012 20:48:01 +0000 MPAA denies claims of Biden's involvement in MegaUpload case <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Motion Picture Association of America has denied the claims of MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom that US Vice President Joe Biden ordered the raid on the file sharing website. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:58:54 +0000 Courtroom notes paint damning tale about MPAA prosecution <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/16058931735361823651f.jpg" alt="" /></div>Information from the trial of Anton Vickerman, the owner of SurftheChannel, suggests that the MPAA&#039;s methods were totally corrupted, forcing the jury to believe his guilt from the onset. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sat, 30 Jun 2012 00:17:26 +0000 MPAA okay with restoring legal Megaupload files <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>After originally opposing the return of any files to users of Megaupload, the servers of which are currently locked down, the MPAA has apparently reversed its stance - but with a caveat. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Nathan Tsui) Thu, 07 Jun 2012 00:35:09 +0000 92-year-old WW2 vet pirates thousands of movies for troops <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A 92-year-old World War II veteran from Long Island has mailed more than an estimated 300,000 bootleg DVDs over the course of eight years to U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Nathan Tsui) Sat, 28 Apr 2012 03:05:02 +0000 Editorial: SOPA and the free internet's battle to the death <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After all the outrage they caused, the MPAA is still trying to force SOPA-like legislation into law? It&#039;s finally clear: this is a battle to death between the free internet and big media. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:52:23 +0000 Former MPAA vice president turns against SOPA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>A former vice-president at the Motion Picture Association of America has turned against the group and the Stop Online Piracy Act they were so keen to push through to the greater internet masses. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sat, 07 Apr 2012 20:38:26 +0000 MPAA head still hoping for some agreement on SOPA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Christopher Dodd, the head of the Motion Picture Association of America, said in a new interview he is &quot;confident&quot; there are conversations between the tech and entertainment industry about SOPA. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 06 Apr 2012 08:28:20 +0000 MPAA doesn't want MegaUpload to get its servers back <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Motion Picture Association of America told a federal court that it opposes allowing MegaUpload to buy back its servers, and that it also opposes allowing former users to access their files. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Nathan Tsui) Tue, 03 Apr 2012 05:12:32 +0000 Hollywood movie studios target more file sharing sites <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>In the wake of MegaUpload&#039;s shut down earlier this year, a Hollywood film studio exec has named five other file sharing websites that could also receive the same treatment. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sun, 01 Apr 2012 12:29:49 +0000 The bizarre science of copyright math <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div> co-founder Rob Reid takes a look at the entertainment industry&#039;s bizarre claims about the economic damage of piracy. Who knew your iPod contained $8 billion worth of stolen content? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:05:49 +0000 MPAA slams SOPA Wednesday protests <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The head of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has issued a statement slamming the upcoming &quot;blackout&quot; protests of the Stop Online Piracy Act that are scheduled for Wednesday. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 18 Jan 2012 00:11:20 +0000 MPAA wins case forcing BT to block Usenet index <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>The MPAA won a court case forcing BT to block access to Newzbin. The company now has 14 days to comply and must ensure access is blocked, even if Newzbin changes addresses. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher White) Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:03:41 +0000 US Senate bill could make illegal video streaming a felony <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/183630882g.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you are streaming what you know to be a pirated movie or TV episode via the Internet on your laptop, PC or even your cell phone, you might be committing a felony if a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:18:10 +0000 RIAA sponsored web theft bill passed in Tennessee <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1804984824musi.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you live in Tennessee and share your login credentials for Netflix, watch out. The Associated Press is reporting that State lawmakers in the home to country music have passed a bill that would make... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Henry) Thu, 02 Jun 2011 19:26:40 +0000 Mozilla defies Department of Homeland Security's request to pull extension <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/357715223.png" alt="" /></div>In the last year, the United States government has seized approximately 120 domains suspected of harbouring piracy activities. Who requested the takedowns? The media industries of the United States of course - the RIAA and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Fri, 06 May 2011 07:54:04 +0000 MPAA threatens to cut off Google HQ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>For years, the MPAA has been sending notifications to users who illegally download their movies via the Internet. The general course of action is to hire a company to track down users who infringe on... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher White) Thu, 10 Feb 2011 08:10:25 +0000 LimeWire resurrected by Secret Dev Team <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1630275105lw.png" alt="" /></div>Last month, LimeWire was forced to shut down after a court order injunction against the P2P file-sharing software company. When LimeWire was shut down on October 26, 2010, it left hundreds of thousands of users... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:30:00 +0000 FBI looks into Anon and DDoS <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/73621772fb.png" alt="" /></div>Two months ago we reported on the internet group &quot;Anon&quot; or &quot;Anonymous&quot; DDoSing the websites of the RIAA and MPAA in response to actions taken by the anti-piracy companies against pirates. Later, personal views were... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alan Cone) Wed, 10 Nov 2010 01:05:56 +0000 Learning from 4chan's vendetta <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Last weekend you may have heard that notorious message board 4chan got together once again under the name &quot;Anonymous&quot; and DDoS'd the websites of the RIAA and MPAA. This was in response to a claimed... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alan Cone) Fri, 24 Sep 2010 23:41:52 +0000 MPAA, RIAA websites fall victim to 4chan-coordinated DDoS attack <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Pirate Bay has been taking a beating lately. After being forced to move through multiple hosting solutions and surviving harsh international copyright law litigation, the pirates could use some good news for once. That... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:43:41 +0000 Chairman of the MPAA to be thrown out of office <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>It's fairly common knowledge that the MPAA isn't the most popular organization in the world. The current chairman, Dan Glickman, is being removed from office in 18 months time. Why? Because of a lacking performance,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Fri, 03 Apr 2009 03:54:37 +0000 Oscar movie pirates battle the MPAA once again in 2009 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/oscarslogo.JPG" alt="" /></div>With the nominations of the Oscars named just a few days ago I wondered how many of the movies nominated have actually been seen by people at home rather then the cinema in the form... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Damien Reynolds) Sat, 24 Jan 2009 00:44:27 +0000 TorrentSpy must pay $110 million to MPAA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A clear message to all torrent websites hosted on the US soil was sent all over the world today: A federal judge is hitting the shuttered TorrentSpy service with a $111 million penalty for facilitating... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 08 May 2008 11:37:40 +0000