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    MPAA Launches WhereToWatch.com, Its Most Daring Stand Against Piracy Yet

    But the truth is, the film and television industry needed a comprehensive site like WhereToWatch.com to curb piracy years ago.

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    Here's Why BitTorrent Needs to Condemn Piracy

    As part of our Indiewire's coverage of piracy in the film industry from various perspectives, we're sharing Ruth Vitale's guest post about BitTorrent. BitTorrent responds: "Of course we condemn piracy, we always have."

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    Guest Post: Here's How Piracy Hurts Indie Film

    Two indie film veterans write about the danger of piracy to indie film in this Op-Ed for Indiewire.

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    Ti West On Why Piracy Hurts Indie Film (and It's Not All About The Money)

    In an impassioned open letter to the internet, director Ti West explains why piracy hurts indie films in particular.

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    The MPAA Updates Anti-Piracy Guidelines, Ask Theater Employees to Police Audience

    The MPAA has updated its anti-piracy guidelines and is asking theater employees to police the audience and report potential piracy.

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    Will Comcast's New Plans for Fighting Copyright Change the Ways We Watch Content Online?

    The scenario painted by a Variety report on Comcast's new plans for an alternative -- or supplement -- to the Copyright Alert System and the six strikes rule currently being deployed point to a new direction in fighting piracy online.

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    5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (And Film Fans) Need to Read

    While there are countless web sites devoted entirely to technology news, none of them are exclusively focused on technology news for filmmakers and film fans. We at Indiewire are hoping to fill that void by giving you digestible doses of tech news. Here's what's up in the tech world today.

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    Do Filmmakers Need to Pay to Use 'Happy Birthday'?

    The assumed answer of this question has been yes, but one filmmaker, set to make a film about the history of the song, is questioning this assumption in a very public way. Jennifer Nelson filed for a class action suit against the publishing company, Warner/Chappell, who owns the right to the song's ...

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    'Completely Ruthless': William Faulkner's 5 Best Quotes About Hollywood and Art

    Here are five of the best hard-nosed quotes from Faulkner, who toiled in Hollywood himself on the scripts for "To Have and Have Not" (1944), "The Big Sleep" (1946) and "Land of the Pharaohs" (1955), among others that he remains credited and uncredited for writing.

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    New Anti-Piracy Campaign Is Simplistic & Racist

    In the midst of the congressional battles over the Protect Ip Act, which many people--including me--believe will impinge on civil liberties and the freedom of the Internet, the White House is inadvertently taking sides with a new public relations campaign aimed at combating piracy through a strat...

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