Hollywood Docket: New anti-piracy bill; SAG settlement OK; Larry Flynt suing pirates

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Hollywood Docket: New anti-piracy bill; SAG settlement OK; Larry Flynt suing pirates

Tue Sep 21, 2010 @ 08:42AM PST
  • Wow, Congress really wasn't happy with that MPAA website breach. Lawmakers yesterday unveiled the "Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act," designed to help increase the government's arsenal of weapons against the theft and distribution of movies and TV shows online. The act particularly targets off-shore websites. [THR]
  • Perhaps Hollywood should recruit Lady Gaga to help promote the anti-piracy measure. Her dalliance into lawmaking with respect to Don't Ask, Don't Tell is fueling media coverage. Bill Clinton wishes he had this much sway. [Mediaite]
  • More piracy: streaming is the new file-sharing. Streaming and downloading from so-called "cyberlockers" like Megaupload and Hotfile is on pace to exceed peer-to-peer use by 2013, according to the MPAA. [LAT]
  • A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has granted preliminary approval over a settlement to disburse SAG royalties from foreign territories to actors. [Var]
  • More than 180 parties, including a who's-who of the entertainment industry, have now submitted amicus briefs urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule a California law banning sales of violent videogames as unconstitutional. [Digital Media Wire]
  • Larry Flynt's company is the latest porn operator to hop aboard a growing trend to sue anonymous pirates, filing a complaint against 635 defendants. [Slyck]
  • Randy Quaid and his wife are facing burglary charges for living in their old house without permission from the new owner. [AP]

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