MPAA Found More High-Ranked Copyright Law SupportersAdded: Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
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The MPAA announced that three more governors of the United States agreed that the proposed “PROTECT IP” Act, a controversial legislation, which is considered to have a negative impact on online freedoms, is an important anti-piracy measure.
The Motion Picture Association of America confirmed recently that governors Gary Herbert (UT), Dannel Malloy (CT), and Beverly Perdue (NC) have each recommended to their respective state senators to support the proposed PROTECT IP Act. The letters in question all consider online piracy a danger to the prosperity of both entertainment industry employees and the overall economy. The governors referred to statistics showing the amount of damage illegal file-sharing caused.
Meanwhile, the MPAA cited a number of institutions and organizations already supporting PROTECT IP Act. The list of those includes the State International Development Organization, the Software and Information Industry Association, and a number of theatre chains. The outfit claims that it’s no surprise that the copyright legislation has generated such an outpouring of support from various government and private industry leaders – virtually everyone impacted by content theft. They also added that the Motion Picture Association of America and other supporters of the law are committed to doing whatever we can to see legislation against rogue websites enacted as soon as possible.
A few weeks ago, the MPAA’s Chief Technology Officer noticed that the suggested legislation could help stop the web from devolving into a “lawless Wild West”. This comment was actually a response to technology experts voicing concerns over a number of the lesser-discussed implications of the legislation is question – particularly, the one pointing out that new security issues might arise if certain DNS-focused changes were introduced.
The law has not only supporters, but also an opposition. Other groups don’t like certain aspects of the law. Among the list there are giants like Google and even a collective of intellectual property professors who have already sent a letter to Congress describing some troubles with the law.
As for the MPAA, it has enjoyed some success recently in its struggle against online piracy – for example, the outfit brokered a “Copyright Alert System” deal with many ISPs that are supposed to find content thieves and copyright violators on the receiving end of punishments.
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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
|no surpise there, how much are they paying them?|
|Politicians are the worst corporate robots known to mankind. For a big bag of money they'll do anything.|
|If politicians had real brains they'd be highly dangerous! these governors are no doubt extremely wealthy - JERKS!|
|Are they talking about those greedy corrupt diaper stains in DC? The ones I hear are now starting to put out resumes due to soon to loose their jobs in 2012?|
Only imbeciles would vote these POS back in office and if they do they will get what they deserve and no crying about it..
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