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MPAA Discontent with Online Blackouts

MPAA Discontent with Online Blackouts

Added: Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
A lot of websites throughout the globe have joined the protest against new US copyright legislation called SOPA, including Wikipedia, Reddit, Dexonline.ro, The Cheezburger Networks, and many others. Meanwhile, Chris Dodd, the MPAA’s chairman, claimed that such blackouts were just “an abuse of power” and too “dangerous and troubling”.

In his recent statement, the MPAA’s head called the blackouts a real blow against the efforts of the industry and the government to reach an agreement regarding new anti-piracy legislation. He pointed out that mere days after the government and chief sponsors of the bill responded to the concern of the opponents and consequently called for everyone to cooperate, a number of technology business interests were resorting to stunts which just punished their consumers or turned them into their corporate pawns, instead coming to the table to find solutions to a trouble, which everyone now seems to acknowledge is quite real and damaging.

As for the criticism that the new legislation was being exploited by a number of tech companies, there were some opinions online. For example, Rupert Murdoch announced on Twitter that there was government’s opposition to the bill, with Obama “[throwing] in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters that threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery”. He also called Google a “piracy leader, which streams movies free, sells adverts around them”.

Google responded by calling Murdoch’s allegations nonsense and saying that the corporation believed, like a lot of other tech companies, that the best way to stop online piracy was through targeted legislation which would have required advertising networks and payment processors, like theirs, to cut off websites engaged in piracy and counterfeiting.

Chris Dodd, a strong supporter of both American anti-piracy bills (SOPA and PIPA), claimed that a so-called “blackout” became another gimmick, and quite a dangerous one, developed specifically to punish elected and administration officials working diligently to protect the US jobs from foreign criminals. He also added that it was a dangerous and troubling development when the platforms serving as gateways to data intentionally skew the facts in order to incite their visitor to further their corporate interests.

January 23rd,2012

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Date:  Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Comments (14) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-01-23 13:42:14)
lordabortion83 avatari think the anti piracy act is a huge hit to the rights of ppl they are attacking freedom of information and freedom of choice f*ck the mpaa and greedy self rightious groups like sopa and pipa there power hungry corporate assholes we dont deserve it im caNADIAN AND I DONT AGREE WITH INTERNATIONAL ANTI PIRACY DICTATOR RULE DIDNT THE POWER HUNGRY STRUGGLE END WHEN WE BEAT HITLER IN WWII?

posted by (2012-01-23 15:19:57)
napiboi avatarf*ck sopa and pipa! let the war begin..

posted by (2012-01-23 15:40:40)
timos avatarthis is all bull, sounds like they are making excuses to give themselves more power over the internet

posted by (2012-01-23 15:42:15)
giblet avatarSOPA is dead in the water and would be hard to enforce anywaay, PIPA seems to be the biggest threat.

posted by (2012-01-23 20:20:41)
jumbo71 avatar**** them all...if i want to lend some1 a film or cd ill do it ..its what the industry does anyway by making recordable dvd's and cd's piracy will never end they just have to face it ..i can understand them stopping people who make a profit from it but when 99% of us just download to watch then delete it whats the problem, 98% of the crap holloywood produces anyway aint worth paying for anyway..

posted by (2012-01-23 22:05:44)
dhl420 avatarChris Dodd, the MPAA’s chairman, claimed that such blackouts were just “an abuse of power” and too “dangerous and troubling.
Is this retard serious. The fines they try to impose on some one for down loading is an abuse of power. DEATH to SOPA and PIPA

posted by (2012-01-23 23:32:20)
XBatmanX avatarI don't see how downloading movies is illegal in the first place. Its no different than handing my friend a DVD or CD and saying "Here you can have this." But places such as Gamestop, Pawn Shops and Half Price Books buy them off people and sell them for 3 times as much and I highly doubt that the movie or music industry is seeing a dime of that money. If anything they should be the ones frowned upon by these industries. Were not the ones making a profit. Its sharing. They are just greedy money grubbing ass people that just want to squeeze every dime they can out of the pockets of the middle class people when they already make millions every year. They want to punish us for being kind enough to share a product with another since there not making any money.

posted by Blocked (2012-01-24 01:47:07)
No avatarMany forget Chris Dodd is a former Democratic Representative, whom recieved over 10 Million in campaign contributions in his last three years in office alone. He is basically scum of the Earth accepting Anti-Piracy Dollars which are funneled through the Anti-Semetic Liberal Hollywood left wing lobbyists in The States. Those of you not from the U.S., count your blessings, as the United States Congress is one of the most corrupt and biased governments on the face of this beautiful Earth. Lobbyists in Washington spend tens of millions of dollars trying to manipulate elected officials here to promote anti-piracy legislation here, which is due to the supposed billions lost by American interests abroad due to piracy. Instead of becoming innovative and competitive online, US corporations would rather pay the government to police the world, which is now intruding upon the rights of many nations and their sovereignty. The world must unite against this eventual one world one way policing style that the Unites States is attempting to impose against the liberties of each and every one of us. We must fight the power. http://www.scsport.gov.cn/ Shut them all down. F***'m.

posted by (2012-01-24 07:37:56)
No avatari agree completely with xbatmanx since when did borrowing become a crime?also are they going to make each individual in a room pay for watching?since there can only be one person who bought the dvd,cd .software?......friend comes over and says what are you watching?....then the fbi breaks down the door and takes them both to an undisclossed location that your neighbors cant even say they saw it...and probably call it a terrorist act

posted by (2012-01-24 11:01:03)
XBatmanX avatar@slayer56
Thank you. And yet another good point.

posted by ET lovermen (2012-01-25 20:42:23)
brods73 avatar@xxxOBSCENExxx went to have a look at the link you got on the bottom of your comment,but its been hacked by anon lol

posted by (2012-01-26 13:07:09)
m1ck avatarthey could all make thing easier by not being so greedy and lower the prices of dvd/blu-ray and cinema.
i mean come on it cost me £30 to take my partner and my son to the cinema last time we went
not everyone can afford that so screw em if this bill comes in i can see a lot of people canceling there broadband connection
then all the isp's will loose a lot of money...
coz i'll not be paying £28 a month to just use facebook and twitter thats for sure

posted by Blocked (2012-01-28 01:40:55)
No avatarToo dangerous and troubling? Nice one, my thoughts exactly about SOPA, PIPA and ACTA or any other attempt to censor the internet. As for MPAA who gives a F***!

posted by (2013-07-29 03:46:55)
drfrankenstein avatarOur Government is OUT OF CONTROL! F*** EM ALL!

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