Column | Jun 21, 2013 | 11:07 PM
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Column | Feb 25, 2012Hollywood loves comeback stories. Will SOPA/PIPA be one of them? The anti-piracy bills that were working their way through Congress with Hollywood's blessing got tanked by a massive online campaign — petitions, website blackouts, even T-shirts. From 1981 until 2010, Christopher J. Dodd was a Democratic senator from Connecticut. A year later, as head of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, he was dealing with SOPA/PIPA fallout. Showing up at the Oscars — which he will do — is just the tip of the MPAA job. Dodd has arranged matinees for veterans at MPAA's theater in D.C., worked on film trade matters, and postelection, he'll try out an anti-piracy law sequel. Will it be boffo for all sides?
Column | Apr 9, 2013 | 7:47 PM
There are trolls who live under bridges in fantasy novels. Then there are "copyright trolls." The latter have always occupied one of the most squalid corners of the legal system. They're people or firms that acquire copyrights to movies, music or...
Story | Apr 7, 2012 | 9:39 PM
After breaking the school and Los Angeles City Section record to win the 4x1600 seeded relay in 21:12.98 Friday evening at the Arcadia Invitational, San Pedro's girls did it again this afternoon, taking first place in the Distance Medley Relay...
Story | Dec 23, 2011 | 4:35 PM
Internet registration service GoDaddy.com has taken itself out of the firing line on one of the Internet community's biggest controversies. GoDaddy had been a vocal supporter of the Stop Online Piracy Act, the bill that would allow media companies to...