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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-27-2006, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Los Angeles , CA - The MPAA is lobbying congress to push through a new bill that would make unauthorized home theaters illegal. The group feels that all theaters should be sanctioned, whether they be commercial settings or at home.

MPAA head Dan Glickman says this needs to be regulated before things start getting too far out of control, "We didn't act early enough with the online sharing of our copyrighted content. This time we're not making the same mistake. We have a right to know what's showing in a theater."
The bill would require that any hardware manufactured in the future contain technology that tells the MPAA directly of what is being shown and specific details on the audience. The data would be gathered using various motion sensors and biometric technology.

The MPAA defines a home theater as any home with a television larger than 29" with stereo sound and at least two comfortable chairs, couch, or futon. Anyone with a home theater would need to pay a $50 registration fee with the MPAA or face fines up to $500,000 per movie shown.

"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 Glickman. "Ideally we expect each viewer to have their own copy of the DVD, but we realize that isn't always feasible. The registration fee is a fair compromise.

The bill also stipulates that any existing home theaters be retrofitted with the technology or else the owner is responsible for directly informing the MPAA and receiving approval before each viewing.
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2 chairs. Suck my ass. what about a family of four, stupid @#$%tards.

Now, if you have a theater of seating capable of XX+ amount of people permenantly I would agree. at that point you just have a movie theater and I could see where the line is turning into residential viewing to public display.
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this has to be a joke. no way.

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The bill also stipulates that any existing home theaters be retrofitted with the technology or else the owner is responsible for directly informing the MPAA and receiving approval before each viewing.
haha, retrofit. step foot in my house and I'm going to retrofit your head with a bat.

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Whatever. Prove to me I have a home theater system. And no I'm not letting you into my house. Dumb fucktards

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I have multiple rooms with home theater systems...so does that mean I have a multiplex?

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They must not be aware of the 'fair use' provision:

(5)(A) except as provided in subparagraph (B), communication of a transmission embodying a performance or display of a work by the public reception of the transmission on a single receiving apparatus of a kind commonly used in private homes, unless —

(i) a direct charge is made to see or hear the transmission; or
(ii) the transmission thus received is further transmitted to the public;


As long as you don't charge your friends a fee or give them a copy to take home you are within the law.

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They must not be aware of the 'fair use' provision:

(5)(A) except as provided in subparagraph (B), communication of a transmission embodying a performance or display of a work by the public reception of the transmission on a single receiving apparatus of a kind commonly used in private homes, unless

(i) a direct charge is made to see or hear the transmission; or
(ii) the transmission thus received is further transmitted to the public;


As long as you don't charge your friends a fee or give them a copy to take home you are within the law.
Ya mon...the post was a joke. The site fakes a lot of tech news. Some interesting responses though.
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