MPAA

Film

Lars von Trier Is in Trouble for Screening an Extra-Violent Version of His New Movie

The MPAA is not happy.
River Donaghey
11.29.18
Zero Context

'Legalize Cocaine'

VICE.com's most memorable lines from the week of July 24, presented with zero context.
Alex Norcia
7.30.17
articles

A Boring Invisible Braces Lawsuit that Could Have Resurrected SOPA Dies Again

A federal court ruled that “articles” don’t include internet downloads.
Sarah Jeong
11.11.15
short circuit

The MPAA Killed Another Movie Torrent Site

YTS is gone for good, despite imitators claiming to be the real deal.
Rachel Pick
11.4.15
short circuit

The Guy Who Made BrowserPopcorn is Shutting It Down For Good

Developer Milan Kragujevic said he will replace the app with a legal movie recommendation service, citing legal pressure.
Rachel Pick
10.20.15
Apple Music

The Music Industry Sued Aurous, the Popcorn Time for Music, Hours After Release

While like Popcorn Time in every other way, the RIAA says it pulled from illegal Russian filesharing sites instead of BitTorrent.
Clinton Nguyen
10.14.15
News

Facebook, Twitter, and Google Ask Hollywood to Stop Trying to Revive SOPA

A group of major tech companies are challenging a bill they say is similar to the controversial piracy act.
Kari Paul
8.11.15
News

An Undead SOPA Is Hiding Inside an Extremely Boring Case About Invisible Braces

The most controversial parts of the SOPA anti-piracy bill may end up becoming de facto law after all.
Sarah Jeong
8.5.15
Culture

The Motion Picture Association Is Trying to Hijack Brazil’s Net Neutrality Bill

The international wing of Hollywood’s copyright lobby is trying to influence net neutrality on the world stage.
Jordan Pearson
4.13.15
Words

How Did The Pirate Bay, the World’s Biggest Illegal Downloading Site, Stay Online for So Long?

By shutting down The Pirate Bay, the music industry has eliminated one of its biggest threats—for now.
VICE Thump
12.12.14
Reddit

The MPAA Is Trying (and Failing) to Take Down an Entire Subreddit

Instead, the MPAA just told everyone exactly where to illegally download movies on Reddit.
PJ Smith
6.25.14
Power

Barely Anyone Bothered to Have Their 'Six Strikes' Piracy Cases Reviewed

And even fewer—just 47 people in the country—won the fight.
Jason Koebler
5.28.14
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