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MPAA at crossroads

June 1, 2010

Orgs like Public Knowledge and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have been critical of industry motives on efforts like a proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement -- an international effort to boost enforcement of intellectual property laws as a backdoor way to dramatically change copyright infringement penalties. Among other things, such interest groups raise worries that the industry is seeking a requirement that Internet providers turn off customers' accounts when they are found to be illegally trading or viewing movies, but MPAA officials say that what they are pursuing is greater cooperation among providers.

Saturday, May 29, 2010
Variety Magazine
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