A depressing and angering article by the same title: MPAA Lobbying for Home Theater Regulations
I don't have a whole lot to say about this, but it sure did make me angry. It is a little old, but I had filed it away and planned to write about. I feel strongly enough for it that I'll write about it, even if I'm writing about it late.
The basic idea here is that when the MPAA thinks of a home theater, they think in insane terms. If you have a TV over 29", stereo sound, and a couch, they are of the opinion that you owe them money and reporting of the use of your theater, just like the theater at the local mall. That is seriously just fucking crazy.
I use such strong language because this is something to feel very strong about and thus to express strongly.
My favorite quote is "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 by MPAA head Dan Glickman.
Write your representatives, everyone. Even if you are out of the US, you might have similar things in the legislative pipeline. They like to attack of globally these days.
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