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http://www.bbspot.com/Images/homepage/title_end_left.gifMonday, November 27 12:00 AM ET
MPAA Lobbying for Home Theater Regulations

By Scott Small

Los Angeles , CA - The MPAA is lobbying congress to push through a new bill that would make unauthorized home theaters illegal. The group feels that all theaters should be sanctioned, whether they be commercial settings or at home.
MPAA head Dan Glickman says this needs to be regulated before things start getting too far out of control, "We didn't act early enough with the online sharing of our copyrighted content. This time we're not making the same mistake. We have a right to know what's showing in a theater."
The bill would require that any hardware manufactured in the future contain technology that tells the MPAA directly of what is being shown and specific details on the audience. The data would be gathered using various motion sensors and biometric technology.
The MPAA defines a home theater as any home with a television larger than 29" with stereo sound and at least two comfortable chairs, couch, or futon. Anyone with a home theater would need to pay a $50 registration fee with the MPAA or face fines up to $500,000 per movie shown.

"Just because you buy a DVD to watch at home doesn't give you the right to invite friends over to watch it too. That's a violation of copyright and denies us the revenue that would be generated from DVD sales to your friends," said Glickman. "Ideally we expect each viewer to have their own copy of the DVD, but we realize that isn't always feasible. The registration fee is a fair compromise.
The bill also stipulates that any existing home theaters be retrofitted with the technology or else the owner is responsible for directly informing the MPAA and receiving approval before each viewing.
 

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That is one of the dumbest things I've ever read. I guess I shouldn't share my popcorn with my wife either because that's like stealing from Orville Reddenbocker. :rolleyes:
 

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That is one of the dumbest things I've ever read. I guess I shouldn't share my popcorn with my wife either because that's like stealing from Orville Reddenbocker. :rolleyes:
Just taking cues from Sony.

To make sure they monitor you, you have to plug your PS3 into your network for an hour under the guise of "upgrades" and to enable online play. (and they couldn't install this software at Sony because?)

The machine will not work until you do this. Sony wants to make sure you have to install their spyware, and determine location to use their machine.

TV makers and DVD players haven't found a good, widespread excuse yet. So they'll just legislate it.
 

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Sounds more like a spoof...has anyone read this anywhere else... :allears:
 

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Yeah, I think I got caught...of course it's not hard to believe that from the MPAA...which is what makes it a good one.

I can't find it at all anywhere else.
 

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Actually the SSS assigned it to the MPAA as a trial balloon to see public reaction. World domination will be easier when we know where all our subjects are (think Max Headroom)
 

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Wow what a great opportunity for M Moore, he's got to add this to his list:
We don't care what you do with your ovaires,
We don't care what you do in your bedroom,
We don't care what you do with your home theater!
 

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I don't know how you can call this a spoof- The related links are:

"MPAA to thwart piracy by making all movies suck
", and "God considers smiting Bible pirates."

Vatican City - God did not rule out smiting as a final measure against those who share his most famous work, the Bible, on the Internet. This marks the first time a deity has spoken on IT-related questions since Steve Jobs was temporarily Enlightened when touching the One True iMac some years ago.

The real question is what did the sheep know and when did he know it?

:lmao:
 

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It may be. I sent in my money for e-mail stamps last year and haven't received them yet, so I'm going to wait and see on this one . . .

That's odd. My email stamps printed out just fine. The only problem is that they won't stick to the e-envelops.:crap:
 
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