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MPAA Trying to Force HTPC Registration

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**EDIT**
Wow - I'm an idiot. This was apparently a satire site . Still read through it tho - it's funny as ****

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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.
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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.
Better make sure that second chair you wanted to buy isn't too comfortable...

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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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Originally Posted by MPAA
Just because you buy a DVD to watch at home doesn't give you the right to invite friends over to watch it too.
Looks like I found a new sig

I don't like quoting the whole article - but this stuff is just too good to cut

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post #2 of 9
WTH???? I though the next American revolution was going to be over facism... Now, I'm thinking it's going to be over media ownership rights.
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Wow, thats all I can really say, pretty soon the MPAA will make you register your speakers because then other people will HEAR it, oh the travesty.
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the MPAA can shove it. honestly i'd like to see any of those lawyers themselves at my front door in person telling me this
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post #6 of 9
omg please tell me this is a joke right? That is the funniest thing I have heard today, comfortable chairs? ***!?!?!


edit: lol It was a joke, but since we are talking about the mpaa here it very well could have been true.
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post #7 of 9
Ok. I've had a 32" TV since .. well a long time ago , I certainly don't consider it large enough for a home theater. Soon we'll have to purchase movie passes to get into friends houses to watch a movie. What kind of morons do they have working to come up with this stuff?
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The MPAA can kiss my pants. Just read the whole thing. This place is even less legit than theinquirer

Why even post this in the News Section. Considering having this moved to the Humor section.
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What's with the MPAA? They only want money.
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