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SV Staff Posted: Nov 17, 2008 0 comments
Movielink has been part of Blockbuster for months now, but their own website was still up and running. Well, until now, that it. is officially closing on December 15, 2008. No more downloads through them, but all those movies will...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments
Breaking news out of E3. Sony's Playstation Network users can now rent or purchase movies and TV shows. Notice what I said.  Now rent and purchase. Like, right now. Beyond Sony's own material, Turner, MGM, Fox, Lions Gate, Warner, Disney,...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 25, 2015 2 comments
Courtesy of Wired, here are a few movies to watch on Netflix over the weekend before they expire early next week.

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Posted: Dec 03, 2000 0 comments

Films as physical commodities have begun to disappear, thanks to companies like <A HREF="">Harmonic, Inc</A>. Eventually, most films shown in theaters&mdash;and many films viewed in homes&mdash;will be delivered not as film reels or video discs but as digital signals beamed from satellites.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 14, 2005 0 comments
Prior to the upcoming CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) EXPO in early September, SpeakerCraft decided to jump the gun and make a couple of in-ceiling speaker announcements.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 24, 2009 0 comments
Digeo, the maker of the Moxi HD DVR and other products, has been acquired by Arris, an IP technology power. The acquisition may increase Moxi's penetration in the cable sphere.
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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 10, 2003 0 comments

The <A HREF="">Motion Picture Association of America</A> (MPAA) has lauded a ruling by a Washington, DC federal appeals court. On Friday, February 16, the court upheld by a 2-1 vote a 1998 law that extended copyright protection for intellectual properties works by two decades. The extension was pushed through Congress by former president Bill Clinton, with strong backing from the Walt Disney Company, which feared that copyrights on icons like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck would soon move into the public domain. US copyright law now agrees with its European counterparts as a result of the revision.

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Wes Phillips Posted: Jul 12, 2004 0 comments

The <A HREF="">Motion Picture Association of America</A> has issued a strident warning that "a growing global epidemic" of Internet movie piracy is harming the motion picture industry. Citing a survey of 3600 Internet users in 8 countries conducted by online research company <A HREF="">OTX</A>, the MPAA reported that one in four Internet users (24%) has downloaded a movie and that 17% of those who had done soreported lowered attendance of theatrical films or purchases of licensed DVDs or videotapes.

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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 27, 2003 0 comments

The Motion Picture Association of America (<A HREF="">MPAA</A>) has partially caved into demands from voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to release screening copies of movies nominated for Academy Awards.

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Posted: Feb 16, 2003 0 comments

The <A HREF="">Motion Picture Association of America</A> (MPAA) is pushing for a crackdown on offshore industrial piracy, a phenomenon that is a way of life in many countries. The trade group estimates that the American video industry loses as much as $3.5 billion annually to illegal copying worldwide.

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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 20, 2003 0 comments

Movie studios, producers, writers, actors, and distributors are seeking a work- around of an edict issued only a couple of weeks ago by the <A HREF="">Motion Picture Association of America</A> (MPAA) that would ban free screening copies of Academy Award-nominated movies.

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SV Staff Posted: Jul 29, 2008 0 comments
Say what you want. The MPAA is about as popular as the RIAA, more known as a policing agency tackling pirates and illegal downloads than a helpful ally - right up there with the IRS in a lot of people's minds. But, maybe the MPAA is beginning to...
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SV Staff Posted: May 08, 2009 0 comments
The MPAA is a touchy subject for a lot of folks. Nothing sparks internet debate quite like the mention of their name (unless of course you're talking about the RIAA). In this video, they demonstrate how it's possible to make "high quality" movie...
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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 06, 2003 0 comments

Hollywood studios' efforts to win large blocks of voters in the annual Academy Awards may have backfired on them. Free DVD screening copies sent out to voters may have found their way into the hands of offshore pirates, possibly costing the industry millions of dollars in lost revenue.

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Posted: Mar 31, 2002 0 comments

MPEG-4 is getting plenty of attention from high-tech companies these days. On March 27, a joint venture involving the technology was announced in Tokyo by seven major electronics and technology companies.


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