MPAA Admits to Unauthorized Movie Copying

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The MPAA, staunchest opponent to DVD pirat…I mean backup, has been caught doing just that – illegally copying the documentary film, This Film Is Not Yet Rated.

“This Film Is Not Yet Rated looks at the motion picture ratings system created and run by the MPAA. Director Kirby Dick submitted the film for rating in November. After receiving the movie, the MPAA subsequently made copies without Dick’s permission. Dick had specifically requested in an e-mail that the MPAA not make copies of the movie. The MPAA responded by saying that “the confidentiality of your film is our first priority.” ”

“Dick later learned that the MPAA made copies of the film to distribute them to its employees, despite the MPAA’s stance on unauthorized copying. Ah, there’s nothing like the smell of hypocrisy in the morning-apparently the prohibition against copying films without the copyright owner’s consent doesn’t apply to the MPAA. A lawyer for the MPAA justified the organization’s apparent hypocrisy by saying that Dick had invaded the privacy of some MPAA staffers, which justified the MPAA’s actions.”

Bwahahaha – that’s great! Dick’s prior privacy invasion is a blank check for them to retaliate! Ok, I just love this logic.

I guess if we pay for crap movies, we get the justification for illegaly obtaining copies of other movies?

Parallel logic, no?


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