Posts tagged with ‘hollywood

US entertainment industry wants permission to use rootkits, spyware and trojans to take down pirates

In Hollywood’s war against media pirates, their new tactic is trying to get permission from Congress to deploy weapons of hacker destruction on illegal distributors and downloaders— things like rootkits, trojans, spyware and ransomware. Don’t see how this could go wrong.

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End of the year reports finds rampant bit torrent pirating within Hollywood

As much as Hollywood movie studios rant and rave at the top of every mountaintop about how pirating movies and TV shows are ruining their industry, you’d think their own internet records should be squeaky clean. But an end of the year Bit Torrent study has found just the opposite— torrent file sharing of pirated movies, TV shows and video games are rampant in big Hollywood studios such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox.

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Hollywood script rejection form letter from the 1920s
The rejection slip Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (1907-1925), a motion picture studio mostly remembered today for its series of Charlie Chaplin films, sent screenwriters whose submissions were found wanting.
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Hollywood script rejection form letter from the 1920s

The rejection slip Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (1907-1925), a motion picture studio mostly remembered today for its series of Charlie Chaplin films, sent screenwriters whose submissions were found wanting.

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