Slashdot Satire: MPAA To Lobby Congress for Home Theater Copyright Safeguards
Update: According to a Slashdot story that has turned out to be satire, The Motion Picture Association of America intends to lobby the U.S. Congress to approve a bill that would outlaw unauthorized home theaters.
The story alleged that Dan Glickman, a former U.S. Congressman who heads the MPAA, says the time to act is now before the situation becomes unmanageable.
"We didn't act early enough with the online sharing of our copyrighted content. This time we're not making the same mistake. We have a right to know what's showing in a theater."
The bill- if there ever was one- would stipulate that any hardware manufactured in the future be equipped with motion sensor and biometric technology technology that can tell the MPAA directly of what is being shown as well as specific details on the audience.
A home theater, by the MPAAs definition, includes any home with a stereo sound tv larger than 29", and at least two comfortable chairs, couches or futons.
Oh, don't let me forget: if you want to run a home theater legally, that'll be $50 to the MPAA.
My goodness. Don't you think that's over-reacting a bit?
Relax. Ain't real.
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