July 28, 2008
MPAA planning site to offer legit movie links
The Motion Picture Association of America has launched legal attacks against P2P sites, has promoted Internet filtering, and has tried to stop DVRs from recording movies. However, its latest effort to curb piracy may in fact offer something of value to consumers: a site that lets users search for films and receive a listing of all possible places to buy, rent, or download them, 100 percent legally. ars technica reports.
"The site, which does not yet have a name, would allow users to search for film titles , and in return it would provide links to places to buy movie tickets, to locations where searchers could buy or rent a DVD, or to sites where they can buy or rent a download from an online source.
All of the major movie studios are behind the initiative."
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