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TKO now, no redress later?
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- Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 23:05:14 EDT
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MPAA copyright victory is 'website killer': Motion Picture Association of America DMCA ruling opens Pandora's box By Robert Jaques, vnunet.com 03 May 2005 http://www.vnunet.com/news/1162803 "The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of InternetMovies.com (Rossi) vs. Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a move which InternetMovies.com warns will set the stage for a continued subjective interpretation of the 'good faith' provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The MPAA issued a cease-and-desist letter to the site's host service claiming that Lord of the Rings: Return of the King was available for download. The host was forced to shut down InternetMovies.com under the provisions of the DMCA. The MPAA claimed that it had behaved in good faith and swore under oath that the 2003 release of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King was made available for download in 2001. Rossi denied that the film had been available on the site. "All I was doing was reporting news about movies online. This now proves that there are no freedom of speech or due process rights on the internet for the common person," said Rossi. "The MPAA did not dispute that it had made an error in judging the site's content. The District Court, Ninth Circuit Court and Supreme Court have all sided with the subjective interpretation of the DMCA and ruled in favour of the MPAA." Chuck Hamaker Associate University Librarian Collections and Technical Services Atkins Library University of North Carolina Charlotte Charlotte, NC 28223 phone 704 687-2825
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