Movie Trailers to Finally Get Time Limits?

If this indeed comes to pass it will be a big boon to mankind…apparently trailers are going to have time limits on them in the future.

Isohunt is no more: 7 years of fighting the MPAA is over

One of the biggest bittorrent search engines has ceased operation. The Isohunt website is shutting down after more than ten years according to its founder, Gary Fung. 

Exorcist director battles the ratings board

It's funny how the MPAA works. When William Friedkin made The Exorcist back in the early 70's, it went through and got the R even with its nuclear obscenities, the crucifix scene, and many other intense moments. 

Project X - a Blair Witch Project wannabe?

The concept of found footage, where celluloid or video evidence left behind tells the story of a movie, has worked very well in horror films like The Blair Witch Project. 

Now can it work in a comedy?

MPAA: We have no interest in "democratizing culture"

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) vice president Greg Frazier recently declared that "democratizing culture" was not in the association's interest.

MPAA cheers as ICE seizes web domains

Gloating members of the film industry have praised Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for continuing its controversial policy of seizing web domains allegedly linked to online "piracy."

Hollywood studios turn signts on Hotfile

The notoriously litigious Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has for the first time filed a copyright suit against Hotfile - the first time it's gone after a digital locker service.

MPAA downs at least 12 torrent sites

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has managed to unceremoniously down at least a dozen torrent sites in the U.S. over the past week.

Study: Pirates too lazy for BitTorrents

Despite all the hoopla over illegal BitTorrent sites, that's not where the majority of piracy activity is taking place. In fact, despite huge efforts to curb it, the availability of direct downloads continues to fuel the most online piracy.

4chan downed by DDoS attack

Unknown digital assailants managed to down 4chan for an extended period of time on Tuesday.

File sharing site fights for legitimacy on Capitol Hill

"Don't hate the player, hate the game," is the message being transferred to Washington by file hosting website Rapidshare. 

Feds step up war against digital piracy

When U.S. Vice President Joe Biden declared war against digital piracy earlier this year, he obviously wasn't joking.

MPAA in mass BitTorrent and NZB crackdown

The MPAA and Dutch-based BREIN have reportedly executed a mass BitTorrent and NZB crackdown by unceremoniously kicking 29 sites offline. 

Cyber protestors nuke MPAA and RIAA websites

A seething mass of angry cyber protestors recently deployed Low Orbit Ion Cannons (LOIC) against the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and Aiplex Software.

US turns its sights on China in intellectual property battle

The US is taking its gloves off in the fight over intellectual property, and says it plans to go after foreign websites that encourage piracy.

Movie companies permitted to disable set-top box output remotely

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided that movie companies should be allowed to switch off features of consumers' televisions in their own homes.

Organisations exaggerate costs of piracy, says GOA

Every year, piracy costs US industry as much as - well, it seems nobody knows how much after all. A report from the Government Accountability Office has concluded that it's near impossible to quantify.