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Hurt Locker studio asks indie ISP to cough up users' IP addresses

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One of Canada’s most well-known independent ISPs, TekSavvy, announced Monday that it had received a request on behalf of an American film studio for subscriber information on “a couple thousand” of its users. Voltage Pictures LLC believes that thousands of TekSavvy subscribers (and likely many more at the larger...
Hurt Locker studio asks indie ISP to cough up users' IP addresses

Fifty Shades of Grey spices up sales of Thomas Hardy's Tess

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Readers of novel by EL James, which has sold 2.3m copies in the UK, have turned to books that appear to have inspired itSales of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles have increased substantially since the arrival of the best-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, which features the work,...
Fifty Shades of Grey spices up sales of Thomas Hardy's Tess

MPAA Sends Five Key Propaganda Points To Politicians

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Deadline Hollywood has the story of the MPAA sending out a list of key "talking points" to the two major presidential candidates, though we've heard that the same letter is being distributed to folks in Congress as well. It's the expected fluff and bogus info, but since these talking points...
MPAA Sends Five Key Propaganda Points To Politicians

Kenyan Filmmaker Looking To Cuts Costs By Using 'Pirates' As His Distributors

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It's not often you'll see a filmmaker turn to pirates for help. Almost every American film takes great pains to inform paying viewers just how awful these people are and how much trouble they'll be in if they're ever caught. That's "our" culture, as delivered by the MPAA: the only...
Kenyan Filmmaker Looking To Cuts Costs By Using 'Pirates' As His Distributors

Afghanistan bans YouTube in response to US film insulting Islam, Prophet Mohammad

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Afghanistan just banned Google’s YouTube over an American film posted on the video-sharing platform that insults the Prophet Mohammad and subsequently spurred riots in North Africa and led to the killing of Libya’s U.S. ambassador. Aimal Marjan, Afghanistan’s general director of Information Technology at the Ministry of Communications, who rebuffed questions as to whether YouTube...
Afghanistan bans YouTube in response to US film insulting Islam, Prophet Mohammad
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