Motion Picture Association of America - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Appeals court to hear US agency's decison to block digital imports

    An appeals court will hear arguments this week about the U.S. International Trade Commission's decision to block digital transmissions of 3D dental records into the U.S., an import ban that could have a broad impact on other digital goods.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Aug. 15 05:01
  • Google in tussle with state attorney general after Sony leaks

    The recent data breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment has prompted a war of words between Google and the U.S movie industry, with the Internet giant accusing a state attorney general of collaborating with movie studios in a copyright enforcement campaign against it.

    Written by Grant Gross24 Dec. 14 07:38
  • Movie industry yells 'Cut!' on wearables in theaters

    The dictum, "Please turn off all cell phones" at your local movie theater may soon be expanded to include Google Glass, smartwatches, GoPros, life-logging cameras, and a cast of thousands of other wearables.

    Written by Zach Miners30 Oct. 14 09:32
  • Movie studios sue Dotcom, Megaupload for copyright infringement

    Six major U.S. movie studios have sued Megaupload, the Hong Kong company running the now defunct file-sharing website of the same name, and its founder Kim Dotcom for allegedly encouraging and profiting from copyright infringement.

    Written by John Ribeiro08 April 14 13:49
  • What's the problem with DMCA takedown notices?

    A U.S. government effort to encourage agreement among copyright holders and Web-based services on how to improve the notice-and-takedown process in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act began Thursday with some disagreement about what direction the discussions should take.

    Written by Grant Gross20 March 14 19:19
  • DOJ releases Megaupload discussions about mass infringement

    Employees of the online file storage service Megaupload discussed widespread copyright infringement on the site in internal communications released Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice.

    Written by Grant Gross20 Dec. 13 19:28
  • Hotfile ordered to pay damages, install copyright filtering, says MPAA

    File-hosting website Hotfile has agreed to pay US$80 million in damages and was also ordered to stop operations unless it uses copyright filtering technologies that prevent infringement of the works of studios, the Motion Picture Association of America said Tuesday.

    Written by John Ribeiro04 Dec. 13 07:41
  • to shut down in settlement with movie studios

    BitTorrent search engine will shut down operations next week in a settlement with U.S. movie studios that have long accused the website of copyright infringement, the studios said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Oct. 13 18:02
  • Ad networks agree to take steps against online piracy

    A group of U.S. companies operating Internet advertising networks has pledged to bar websites trafficking in pirated goods from using their services and to take other steps to fight online copyright infringement.

    Written by Grant Gross15 July 13 16:40