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« on: November 28, 2006, 08:26:33 PM »

http://www.bbspot.com/News/2006/11/home-theater-regulations.html

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The MPAA is lobbying congress to push through a new bill that would make unauthorized home theaters illegal.

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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.

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"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.

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006, 08:30:04 PM »

I eagerly await their lawsuit. I would OWN the MPAA myself if they ever tried to come after me.

In all seriousness, the odds this would threaten the common man is so remote that you could probably advertise your home theater in your local paper and they would still never come after you.

Don't they have anything better to do?
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006, 08:32:17 PM »

Uhh... you guys wanna check out the related news items listed on that page?

Among them,

MPAA to Thwart Pirates by Making All Movies Suck

and

Sony Unveils New Self-Destructive DVD Player

Might give you a hint this isn't real.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006, 08:40:24 PM »

Quote from: Samurai on November 28, 2006, 08:32:17 PM

Uhh... you guys wanna check out the related news items listed on that page?

Among them,

MPAA to Thwart Pirates by Making All Movies Suck

and

Sony Unveils New Self-Destructive DVD Player

Might give you a hint this isn't real.

OR IS IT.

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2006, 08:40:38 PM »

Quote from: Samurai on November 28, 2006, 08:32:17 PM

Uhh... you guys wanna check out the related news items listed on that page?

Among them,

MPAA to Thwart Pirates by Making All Movies Suck

and

Sony Unveils New Self-Destructive DVD Player

Might give you a hint this isn't real.

The site won't come up for me, so I was assuming it was an authentic news article.
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006, 08:41:16 PM »

Quote from: Samurai on November 28, 2006, 08:32:17 PM

Uhh... you guys wanna check out the related news items listed on that page?

Among them,

MPAA to Thwart Pirates by Making All Movies Suck

and

Sony Unveils New Self-Destructive DVD Player

Might give you a hint this isn't real.


Bwaaa haaa haa haha haah. icon_smile

Look out, guys, they are also proposing a rating system based on the Old Testament..
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2006, 08:42:59 PM »

BBSpot is a tech-news parody site boasting such gems as "Microsoft to License Evil From Satan" (a personal favorite).

Anytime they slam the MPAA though comedy gold results.
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2006, 08:52:36 PM »

Also a parody site: The Onion.
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2006, 08:59:55 PM »

At least he didn't blame George Bush...
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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2006, 09:01:21 PM »

Good lord people!
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« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2006, 09:24:41 PM »

Quote from: ATB on November 28, 2006, 08:59:55 PM

At least he didn't blame George Bush...
Oh, but he DID!
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The MPAA is lobBying congress to pUSH through a new bill that would make unauthorized home theaters illegal.
Coincidence?????!!!?? 
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« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2006, 10:08:41 PM »

Quote from: warning on November 28, 2006, 08:52:36 PM

Also a parody site: The Onion.

Are you implying the Onion isn't real?  Goddamn it, I just ordered the new Playstation - http://www.theonion.com/content/node/27187
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« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2006, 10:23:49 PM »

Kobra got pwned.
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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2006, 10:37:11 PM »

Damn.  And I thought I finally found further justification for my admission prices.  Friends have already questioned the legality of my prices, but since they're lower than most movie theaters, the sound and picture quality are top notch, and alcoholic beverages are permitted while watching a film, few have offered up much of a fight.  A $50 registration cost would easily put to rest any of the initial complaints visiting friends have had about my admission prices, although the inclusion of popcorn and beverages has alleviated some disdain, and the ability to pause a film for bathroom breaks is greatly appreciated.  But, the odds of my "audience" determining that this "regulation" is in jest are pretty slim, so perhaps I may even be able to raise prices further and use registration fees and my constantly growing library of DVD titles as support. 
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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2006, 10:49:36 PM »

Quote from: Laner on November 28, 2006, 09:24:41 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 28, 2006, 08:59:55 PM

At least he didn't blame George Bush...
Oh, but he DID!
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The MPAA is lobBying congress to pUSH through a new bill that would make unauthorized home theaters illegal.
Coincidence?????!!!?? 



That's some nice work, boys.
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« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2006, 01:03:34 AM »

Quote from: Kobra on November 28, 2006, 08:26:33 PM

http://www.bbspot.com/News/2006/11/home-theater-regulations.html

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The MPAA is lobbying congress to push through a new bill that would make unauthorized home theaters illegal.

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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.

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"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.



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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2006, 02:03:30 AM »

I wonder if this is one of those hype something up and never talk about it again situations...
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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2006, 02:18:14 AM »

Also from that site: Microsoft Purchases Evil From Satan:

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Redmond, WA - Microsoft purchased evil from Satan for $2.7 billion after many months of tough negotiations.

"We've been after Satan for some time," said CEO Steve Ballmer. "Negotiations were tough, but I think both Microsoft and the Prince of Darkness are happy with this deal."

Microsoft already controls 15% of the evil market, and with this purchase that number nears 100%. The Department of Justice voiced concerns over one corporation controlling so much evil, and launched investigations.

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"Evil is a real growing market," market strategist Frank Dresgan of Merrill Lynch explained. "Microsoft is a little late in the game, but even when they enter a market late they still tend to dominate. I think we'll see the same results with evil."
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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2006, 02:20:00 AM »

Quote from: ATB on November 29, 2006, 02:03:30 AM

I wonder if this is one of those hype something up and never talk about it again situations...

maybe he's got heartburn from those shorts!  :slywink:
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