Video: The history of the PG-13 rating and why the MPAA sucks

The Dissolve put together this neat animation that briefly looks at the history of the PG-13 rating, a rating that was invented after Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Gremlins was released. And in discussion of the rating, it reveals how backwards the MPAA can be when it comes to violence vs sex, love and… »5/08/15 4:39pm5/08/15 4:39pm


It Looks Like Netflix Is Cracking Down On VPN 'Pirating' 

It's one of the internet's open secrets that if you don't live in the US, but wish you did because of the better Netflix offerings, you can use any number of Chrome extensions or VPNs to get around the geo-blocker. However, it looks like the free ride might be coming to an end, as Netflix is starting to crack down on… »1/03/15 3:35pm1/03/15 3:35pm

Report: Hollywood Totally Lied About Its Big Victory Over The Pirates

Back in 2013, the Motion Picture Association of America filed one of its biggest victories: a $80 million settlement against Hotfile, a file-sharing website that got on the wrong side of Hollywood. Only, Hotfile never paid anything close to that amount, and the MPAA has been telling a (court-approved) fib about the… »12/24/14 3:30pm12/24/14 3:30pm

Sony Leak: The Secret Meetings That Set Hollywood's Anti-Piracy War Plan

Every year, legal representatives from seven of the biggest movie studios in the country gather in Sherman Oaks, California to talk about all things anti-piracy. Which isn't surprising; it's their livelihood, after all. But what does leaves a sour taste in your mouth is their plan to spread the DMCA-dispensing… »12/15/14 9:40am12/15/14 9:40am

Would You Resell Your Ebooks and MP3s Even If You Could?

The MPAA doesn't want you to resell the movies you buy on iTunes and other services. The U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee Intellectual Properly and the Internet hearing is now discussing if they are right or wrong in a—but does it matter? Would you resell your digital goods… »6/08/14 3:20pm6/08/14 3:20pm