Mpaa Denounces Websites Protesting Against Sopa

0
0
Subscribe to Rupert Murdoch alerts

The motion picture industry fired back at websites that decided to go dark or otherwise interrupt services today (Wednesday) to protest against anti-piracy bills that are due to be voted on in the House and Senate before the end of the month. In a statement posted on the MPAA's website, Christopher Dodd, the organization's CEO, charged that "some technology business interests are resorting to stunts that punish their users or turn them into their corporate pawns." He called the protests, which included the blackout of the much-accessed website Wikipedia, "an irresponsible response and a disservice." But News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, a staunch backer of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate, suggested that the protests were having an effect. "Seems blogosphere has succeeded in terrorizing many senators and congressmen who previously committed. Politicians [are] all the same," he tweeted. On the other hand Google, which placed a black bar over its logo (only a tiny trace of the middle "g" is visible) linked to a statement saying that "80 members of Congress are in [the] sway" of media companies like News Corp, Sony, Comcast, and the movie and recording industry associations, while only 30 are against and the remainder undecided or undeclared." On the other hand, Mozilla, the nonprofit cooperative that created the Firefox web browser, emailed a statement to its users warning that the legislation "could fundamentally alter the Internet we know and love."

18/01/2012


Contactmusic

Tags: Rupert Murdoch - Comcast - Sony

0
0
Subscribe to Rupert Murdoch alerts
Advertisement

More Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch Causes Controversy On Twitter (Again!), Defends 'Racially Insensitive' Casting Of 'Exodus: Gods & Kings'

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has defended the casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings after reviews and social media users claimed the film was racially inaccurate...

"Old Fashioned?" Rupert Murdoch Hints at U-Turn on Page 3 Girls

Page 3 girls could be replaced by 'beautiful young woman in fashionable clothes' after Rupert Murdoch called his own creation "old-fashioned". The founder of The...

George Clooney Going after News Corp with Phone Hacking Movie

Oscar-winner George Clooney is ready to put the disappointment of The Monuments Men behind him and dive straight back into directing, helming a film about...

Malorie Blackman Fights Back After Inaccurate Headline Incites Racist Abuse

The children's laureate Malorie Blackman says she will not let "haters" silence her after an inaccurate headline on Sky News led to the author receiving...

Advertisement

Sky Buy Up The Production Company Behind Benefits Street And The Great British Bake Off

BSkyB has made a significant purchase, prising independent company Love Productions from the grasp of terrestrial TV channels.The deal sees BSkyB own a 70% stake...

Jennifer Lawrence Stuns In Blue Velvet At The World Premiere of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' - Part 4

Jennifer Lawrence looked breath-taking in blue velvet at the world premiere of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' held at the Jacob Javits Center in New...

The Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces Of All Time

It’s been great to see Elin Nordegren has finally been moving on since her 2010 split with golf pro Tiger Woods. Nordegren has recently been...

Wendi Deng Murdoch Besotted With Tony Blair?

Wendi Deng Murdoch, the former wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, was seemingly infatuated with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. In a love letter...

Advertisement

Comments

Rupert Murdoch Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Rupert Murdoch

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All