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SF Gate: DIGITAL DUPES

Feb 07, 2000, 04:28 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Benny Evangelista)

[ Thanks to Robert Weiler for this link. ]

"Movies, music industries try to keep pirated copies from spinning out of control."

"The head of the Motion Picture Association of America sees a new gang of digital outlaws a-ridin' in, bent on pillaging his town -- Hollywood. He doesn't want to allow the same kind of rampant digital piracy that he says has beset the record industry."

"``If we have to file a thousand lawsuits a day, we'll do it,'' said a defiant Valenti. ``It's less expensive than losing control of all your creative works.''"

"Indeed, the MPAA and other industry groups have filed several lawsuits in the past month trying to stop a variety of Web site operators from spreading the tools that entertainment companies fear open the door to widespread digital piracy of movies and music."

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