News tagged with movie industry

Hollywood, RealNetworks square off on DVD copying

(AP) -- Hollywood calls it "rent, rip and return" and contends it's one of the biggest technological threats to the movie industry's annual $20 billion DVD market - software that allows you to copy a film ...

Apr 24, 2009
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Hollywood snubs proposed betting on ticket sales

(AP) -- Think you're better than Hollywood at gauging whether an upcoming flick will be a box office bomb or a sleeper hit? You'd get a chance to put your money behind that under two proposals that movie ...

Apr 01, 2010
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The Pirate Bay back online after fine threat

The Pirate Bay, one of the world's most popular filesharing websites, was back online on Tuesday after being shut down when a Swedish court threatened its bandwith supplier with a hefty fine.

Aug 25, 2009
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US director makes first smartphone movie

An independent US filmmaker has made what is believed to be the first feature-length movie shot with a smartphone, to be released next week -- with actress Gena Rowlands in the starring role.

Dec 09, 2011
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Directors slam $30 early release home video offer

(AP) -- Big-name Hollywood action flick directors including James Cameron and Michael Bay have come out guns-ablazing against a plan by studios to make new release movies available to rent in homes just two months after ...

Apr 20, 2011
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