Tuesday, November 28, 2006


The MPAA has a brilliant idea. For those who don't remember, the MPAA is also known as the organization that is the second most resentful of its own consumers right after the RIAA. So what's their big idea you ask? They want to get a law passed making "unauthorized" home theaters illegal.

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.

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.

Do these a-holes really wonder why people are downloading movies online? But it gets better. Head a-hole Dan Glickman has this to say:

"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."

F-you Dan Glickman!


Bubba's Sis said...

Is this a joke?!?

Bubba said...

How is this different from VHS? This is good stuff, great job 13th Generation.

Can I have my friends over to listen to my CD's?

Wes Raine said...

I'm sure the RIAA will be working out a $15/person liscencing fee you will have to pay if you want to invite your friends over to listen to music with you!

It's only fair right?

Bubba said...

I've been thinking about this. What is dump is the movie studio's are the one's setting themselves up, they sell the DVD's. If they are worried about lost revune at the theatre, then don't sell DVD's. If they are losing revune on DVD's, raise the price.

What about books, when are publishers going to get after library's?

Bubba's Mom said...

That is the silliest thing I've ever heard!!! Doesn't anybody ever worry about "Big Brother" anymore?? And the thing is that there are really so few movies worth watching out there anyway. I wouldn't waste my time.

Timmie Smith said...

The story was just sent to me by another friend. This time I noticed a few oddities on the bbspot website. Digging around, from the About section,

"Called "the world's greatest tech humour site" by The Register, BBspot creates entertainment for the geekier side of the world. BBspot produces a variety of features like fake news stories satirizing the tech and political worlds, the BBspot Mailbag which pokes fun at the Believers (people who believe our fake news) and much more."

The story is a fake, thank goodness.