The Shape of Film to Come

Friday, April 01, 2005


This week, the Supreme Court heard the case of MGM v. Grokster, a case which pits the major music and film houses against "peer-to-peer" programs that allow anyone to freely trade material via the Internet. The entertainment industry claims the software makers are arming pirates. The software makers say the industry is strangling technological innovation. Bob speaks with Fred von Lohmann, senior attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Dan Glickman, president and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, argues on behalf of Hollywood.

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Rachel Stewart

This is a perfect example of why the writers are on strike. I'm glad that the film industry is finally trying to take a stand against pirating because this can't go on any longer. I'm hoping MGM wins and some changes are made. I know anyone would rather get the product for free if possible but in doing so the ones who make the product aren't getting paid or recognized and soon, there won't be any product. Ay matey, pay fer yur movies!!

Feb. 04 2008 10:31 PM

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