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James Cameron: The Future Of 3D Will Be Defined By TV

Dark Knight Cammer Gets 2 Years in Prison

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In 2008, the latest Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight’ became a massive hit, setting a one-day box office record of $66.4 million on its opening day and taking $996,500,000 by the end of the year. Of course, Warner worked hard to hinder piracy, even handing out night-vision goggles in Australia...
Dark Knight Cammer Gets 2 Years in Prison

All-You-Can Eat Movie Service MoviePass Launches A Mobile App And Prepaid Debit Cards

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The movie industry is facing a bit of a crisis: Attendance is down, as the high price of going to the movies, combined with a general crappy selection of films to actually go to, threatens studios and exhibitors. Enter MoviePass, a startup that has created a new business model based...
All-You-Can Eat Movie Service MoviePass Launches A Mobile App And Prepaid Debit Cards

DreamWorks Animation's New CTO Lincoln Wallen On Why Each New Movie Is Like A Startup [TCTV]

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Millions of people see the end products put out by DreamWorks Animation, the movie studio co-founded by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen. But the technology that makes those movies happen often remains a bit behind-the-scenes. Today, the studio took a big step toward putting its geeky side...
DreamWorks Animation's New CTO Lincoln Wallen On Why Each New Movie Is Like A Startup [TCTV]
Netflix Provides 'Knock-offs' After Contract With Disney Ends
Fujifilm to cease production of film as digital continues to take over movie industry

James Cameron Looks at China, Sees It in 3-D

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Filmmaker James Cameron, in an interview, says he believes demand in China will spur the movie industry's shift to 3-D, and create a market for a new generation of gadgets for 3-D viewing....
James Cameron Looks at China, Sees It in 3-D

Undercover MPAA Agents Expose Alleged Movie Pirates

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For years the US movie industry has tried to bring streaming links site SurfTheChannel.com to its knees. After a chain of events that reads like a Hollywood blockbuster script, the case is now on trial with husband and wife team Anton and Kelly Vickerman as the defendants. As is often...
Undercover MPAA Agents Expose Alleged Movie Pirates
Spuul Launches with a Huge Ambition: Digitizing Bollywood

Hulu Boss Jason Kilar: Who You Callin' Clown Co.?

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Well, it must be prime time somewhere. It’s not even 8 am PT yet here, but we’ve got a full day of speakers at D: Dive Into Media, and first up is Hulu CEO Jason Kilar. I’m sure we’ll hear him talk about the future of Web video, not to...
Hulu Boss Jason Kilar: Who You Callin' Clown Co.?

Indie Film Maker Is Creating A DRM-Free Open HD Video Format

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In most areas of entertainment, DRM is an option. If you want to publish an ebook, you don't have to use DRM. Same for video games and music. While these others areas of entertainment are moving away from DRM, there is one prominent holdout on the DRM front: movies. Every...
Indie Film Maker Is Creating A DRM-Free Open HD Video Format

Hollywood Up And Comers Recognizing That The Big Gatekeepers May Be More Of A Threat Than Silicon Valley

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Despite the MPAA's insistence that it wants to "talk" to Silicon Valley, it still seems to think that just means getting together with Google's lobbyists in Washington DC. Thankfully, the MPAA doesn't really represent the full movie industry, and plenty of young filmmakers realize that the tech industry isn't the...
Hollywood Up And Comers Recognizing That The Big Gatekeepers May Be More Of A Threat Than Silicon Valley

Wal-Mart to Help Hollywood

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Wal-Mart is on board to help with a movie-industry effort to get people to register their DVDs in an online library that consumers can access at home or on mobile devices....
Wal-Mart to Help Hollywood

Forget Home Taping: Evil Robots Are Killing Music!

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The entertainment industry has a long and storied history of incumbents freaking out about every technological advancement that alters the market. From iPods and digital distribution, to VCRs and home taping, all the way back to player pianos, it seems like they've never met a device they didn't hate and...
Forget Home Taping: Evil Robots Are Killing Music!

Amazon gives free digital album to anyone who buys the CD

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Is there any stopping Amazon? The company has just introduced yet another retail game-changer with “Auto-Rip,” a new service that gives customers a free online version of any album they buy — or have bought on Amazon in the last 15 years. You can look at it as a two-for-one...
Amazon gives free digital album to anyone who buys the CD

MPAA Pretends 'Offering Something' Is The Same Thing As 'Offering What People Want'

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We recently wrote about David Pogue's article highlighting how the movie industry's failure to embrace what technology allows is a huge cause of infringement, and the industry still doesn't seem to get that. In response, in typically tone deaf fashion, MPAA spokesperson Howard Gantman has taken the usual tact of...
MPAA Pretends 'Offering Something' Is The Same Thing As 'Offering What People Want'

Despite huge shifts, “TV’s still going to look a lot like TV five years from now”: Ooyala’s Bismarck Lepe

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Unless you take a keen interest in back-end online video technologies, you’ve probably never heard of Ooyala, and yet you’ve probably used its services without realizing it. It powers video offerings from the likes of Dell, ESPN, Virgin Media and Yahoo Japan, as well as a range of magazine and...
Despite huge shifts, “TV’s still going to look a lot like TV five years from now”: Ooyala’s Bismarck Lepe

How Piracy Created The Massive Movie Industry Success Of Nollywood

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We've written in the past about how the three largest movie producing countries in the world are Nigeria, India and China -- despite the fact that all three have extremely high rates of infringement. It seemed to offer the perfect counterpoint to the insistence from the MPAA that high piracy...
How Piracy Created The Massive Movie Industry Success Of Nollywood

Chris Dodd Sounding Like A Broken Recording Industry

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Ever since the failure of SOPA, MPAA boss Chris Dodd has been making the rounds, giving the same damn stump speech over and over again. We've reported on it before, but he's done it again, this time at the National Press Club. As the transcript shows, it's the same old...
Chris Dodd Sounding Like A Broken Recording Industry

First Downloaded and 3D Printed Pirate Bay Ship Arrives

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A decade ago people were truly amazed to find out that they could download entire movies using BitTorrent. At the time substantial online video simply didn’t exist, and BitTorrent was an eye opener which has since become the movie industry’s biggest worry. As one of the older torrent sites around,...
First Downloaded and 3D Printed Pirate Bay Ship Arrives

The Film Industry’s War against Consumer Media Technology Innovation [Infographic]

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An interesting look at the film industry’s long-term fight against innovation in media technology for consumers… View the Ultra Large Full-Size Version Infographic: Why the movie industry is so wrong about SOPA [via boingboing] You can read the original article the infographic was based on here: Why The Movie Industry...
The Film Industry’s War against Consumer Media Technology Innovation [Infographic]

USTR Releases Ridiculous 'Naughty' Special 301 List For Countries Who Don't Pass Silly Laws Hollywood Wants

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Every year around this time, the USTR puts out its increasingly laughable Special 301 Report, which merely takes the countries that IP maxmalists say are bad, and officially declares them naughty. The 2012 list has come out (pdf and embedded below) and it's as silly and pointless as usual. Canada...
USTR Releases Ridiculous 'Naughty' Special 301 List For Countries Who Don't Pass Silly Laws Hollywood Wants

Movie Studios Lose Key Piracy Case Against Australian ISP

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Hollywood studios have lost a case against Australian Internet service provider iiNet. U.S. and Australian studios sued iiNet in a federal court in 2010 for allowing their users to download pirated movies using BitTorrent on their watch (the studios lost). Studios hoped this high court appeal would be a turning...
Movie Studios Lose Key Piracy Case Against Australian ISP

New Anti-Piracy Group Will Monitor File-Sharers and Block All Major Torrent Sites

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For years the online environment in Norway has been tipped in the favor of file-sharers. There have been barriers to rightsholders monitoring alleged pirates and torrent sites such as The Pirate Bay have been accessible to all. In May 2011, things began to change when the Ministry of Culture announced...
New Anti-Piracy Group Will Monitor File-Sharers and Block All Major Torrent Sites

Charlie Kaufman and Dan Harmon's New Project Hits Kickstarter

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Kickstarter is looking more and more like the place for top talent to find production outside of the creative limits of studio systems and record labels. Earlier this week, a release went out heralding the arrival of neo-soul legend Cody Chestnutt’s first album in a decade, funded through Kickstarter....
Charlie Kaufman and Dan Harmon's New Project Hits Kickstarter
David Cronenberg sides with digital: 'I have no particular affection for film whatsoever'

Book Publishers Take Down Piracy Sites

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Faced with a proliferation of unauthorized book-sharing sites, the publishing industry is embracing some of the same legal tactics as their counterparts in the music and movie industry. On Wednesday morning, an international coalition of publishers said they squelched two websites, library.nu and file.it. The industry described the sites...
Book Publishers Take Down Piracy Sites

Mighty Buzzard's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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It's been a heck of a busy month or two for copyright. We've had SOPA and PIPA. We've had the organization of a grassroots campaign against them. We had a significant number of serious heavyweights of the Internet join in. And now we have nations around Europe bailing on ACTA...
Mighty Buzzard's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Walmart Gives Hollywood a Hand

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The movie industry is recruiting Walmart Stores Inc. to help attract users to its struggling online video-library service, Hollywood’s latest step to combat the challenges of digital piracy and a fading DVD market. Walmart is in discussions to provide an in-store service that will assist customers in registering DVDs they...
Walmart Gives Hollywood a Hand

When RealNetworks Settled on DVD Copying, We All Lost

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Photo: Roman Pinzon-Soto RealNetworks just screwed us all by settling lawsuits in which it might have lost--but which might also have given some new life to fair use for digital media. The post-RealDVD world means that unless there's a major change to the law surrounding copy protection, there will...
When RealNetworks Settled on DVD Copying, We All Lost
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