The Internet Is For Porn: Pity poor Vivid Entertainment Group which is seeing too much of its skin being shown for free — and without consent — on YouTube knockoff PornoTube. Echoing the Viacom lawsuit, the porn giant is suing the little guy, and, we’re guessing, they’re going to try to screw PornoTube in every hole they’ve got. But, at the end of the day, PornoTube will be ready for another money shot.
Writers Are Screwed: Columnist Patrick Goldstein explains the studios’ hardball tactics, saying that the suits have no intention to give an inch to writers because then they’ll have an even tougher fight against the much more powerful (and photogenic) Screen Actors Guild in June.
Someone, Somewhere Paid $400 To Watch Matt Damon: Vudu Inc.’s online service is releasing a high-def version of the The Bourne Ultimatum today, the same day the DVD comes out. It’s the first HD movie that Vudu has delivered online on the DVD’s release date. This means that if you bought a Vudu box, you purchased the most expensive bragging rights ever — and (so far) little else.
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