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Judge seals courtroom in MPAA DVD-copying case

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posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 09:54 PM
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Judge seals courtroom in MPAA DVD-copying case


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SAN FRANCISCO--A federal judge sealed a courtroom on Friday after attorneys for the Motion Picture Association of America and another Hollywood group claimed that confidential information might be disclosed during testimony about DVD-encryption technology.
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posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 09:54 PM
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With all the technology out there to hack through the DVD encryption what is the MPAA worried about the public being int he courtroom for? Id it maybe because they really don't have a case and are using this as yet another way for them to bilk people out of millions of dollars in fabricated losses?

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posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 10:19 PM
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The MPAA/RIAA are little more than legal gangsters. They feel that everyone owes the companies they represent, regardless of whether you've ever pirated any copyrighted material or not. The reason for the closed court is that they don't want to publicly display their extortion techniques.



posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 10:37 PM
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The MPAA should just give it up already. everytime they change the copy protection on the dvds within a day most of the programs are updated to break the encryption. no matter what they try there will always be a way to crack it. no matter what they do there will always be someone making copies of the movies.

I have an Idea for the MPAA and the Studios go get a life lower the prices of your movies and you might not lose as much money.

Blank dvd's are cheap. the are around $1 a disc now. to buy the new movies your looking at spending atleast $20+ do the math just how much profit do they need? they make millions on the theater release and still make a few million more in dvd sales.

What the studios and the MPAA are doing is giving a prime example of pure greed!



posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 10:53 PM
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Scum of the earth hell bent on taxing people via suing them in a court.

DVD encryption tech is how old now and broken in more than a thai hooker!

The only truely secure thing stored on or part of a computer is one that doesn't exist. There's always a way around things.



posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 11:01 PM
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We all know what you're up to RIAA/MPAA. It's NOT A SECRET!


Yes, getting a phone call saying "Pay up 2,000$ for stealing culture or we'll sue your ass regardless" is TOTALLY something the world would keep a secret.... /sarcasm

Personally I feel that if the RIAA/MPAA always got their way, we'd end up going back to the stone ages, using sign language to tell stories.


(And it is true, DVD encryption fails miserably... they need to just give up.)




 
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