MPAA Gets a New Chief
Valenti to depart, lawsuits coming?
So far the MPAA has avoided filing lawsuits against broadband file-traders, but MPAA boss Jack Valenti has hinted it's coming - particularly if "educational" campaigns like their controversial "What's the Diff?"
school program fail to slow film piracy. Valenti however will be replaced by former Kansas Congressman Dan Glickman starting September 1
- leaving the looming lawsuit question suspended in mid-air. Most assume it's only a matter of time before the MPAA adopts the RIAA's tactics of filing John Doe lawsuits.
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Re: Combinations Agreed! I'm really glad to see Valenti go. This Johnson administration dinosaur should have stepped down about 10 years ago.
As for the MPAA filing lawsuits, all I can say is: "Come and get me, Copper!"
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BOOO Wow way to hammer the little guy. I mean with crimes like murder, rape, Bush's bullshit campaign on terrorism.. Sorry bush but you SUCK!! ( almost a trillion spent on "deposing Saddam, and wow 1000 dead americans.. Guess he'd never know the cost of life since he skipped out of duy".. Ok back on my rant... Burglaries, and so on.. The MPAA and RIAA take the forefront of crime. What a wonderful country when the republican party bows down to the corporate giants and fucks the rest of america out of privacy laws by giving them a blank check to do as necessary... Read about where they want to tap emails and internet so the feds can easily track terrorism.. Hum.. yea i wonder whom else they'll track... Invasion of Privacy 1... Corporate Conglomerates 2... The american people, pull down your pants, whip it out, and piss on the constitution that we've known for 200 years as its dead folks.... Thanks Bush... Next time the only Bush i want in Office better have tits.
said by snipper_cr:Were there Weapons of Mass File Sharing?
Im more curious what a new MPAA cheif has to do with Iraq!
Good riddance to Valenti This is the guy who compared the VCR to the Boston Strangler and predicted the death of the industry if it was allowed to go forward.
said by »cryptome.org/hrcw-hear.htm:(Had to snip out some of his rambling. He doesn't seem to get to the point all that quickly, does he? )
I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone.
The VCR avalanche, I told you about that. Now, what about the VCR owners. Now, from here on out, Mr. Chairman, I am going to be speaking about a survey done by the Media Statistics Inc., which is a prestigious firm out of Silver Spring, Md. We, meaning the MPAA, did not commission this survey. We bought it after it was done when we heard about it. So, this was not a case -- we have commissioned a lot of things, but this is not one of them.
87 percent, 86.8 percent of all these owners erase or skip commercials. I have here, Mr. Chairman, if you are not aware of how this works -- this is Panasonic. This is a little remote control device that you use on machines. It has on here channel, rewind, stop, fast forward, pause, fast advance, slow, up, down, and visual search, either going left or right.
Now, what does that mean, Mr. Chairman? It means that when you are playing back a recording, which you made 2 days or whenever -- you are playing it back. You are sitting in your home in your easy chair and here comes the commercial and it is right in the middle of a Clint Eastwood film and you don't want to be interrupted. So, what do you do? You pop this beta scan and a 1-minute commercial disappears in 2 seconds.
Mr. RAILSBACK. Is that all bad?
Mr. VALENTI. If you are watching a Clint Eastwood film it is the most cheerful thing you can do. However, if you are an advertiser who has paid $280,000 a minute to advertise, he feels a very large pain in his stomach as well as in his checkbook because it destroys the reason for free television.
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Same "ORGAN"ization Different HEAD. That pretty much sums up how I feel about the MPAA.
Actually I can't see this guy making it, as a repulican who looks like he made it through the 70's and 80's without a coke habit I can't see him fitting in with the studio culture very well.
Don't suspect your friends...Report Them. Brazil (if you haven't seen it, you should)