MPAA Wants your Home Theater Shut Down, or Does It?
The Motion Picture Association of America wants you to pay $50 if you own a home theater. Or so a story recently posted on BBSpot News suggested. But the story is a hoax. It's funny. A friend sent it to me and as I read it, it sounded too scary to be true.
The only real evidence that it was a satire was the "Related News" headlines that included "MPAA to Thwart Pirates by Making All Movies Suck". One could make a case that they've already started doing that.
Bloggers up and down the web are being fooled by the story. Many of the respected news blogs are rescinding stories they'd previously posted after they discovered it was a joke. Don't be fooled, the attacks on your civil liberties haven't gotten that bad yet. The MPAA may have a disjointed ratings system that hurts many films. But they're no RIAA.