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cmmsml

"I don't even like Adam Sandler as an actor"

You tell'em Granny!

Scott

$150,000 for "The Longest Yard"? That's a laugh. They should pay her for downloading that piece of crap.

khisel

There's more to the story: "She acknowledges that her 16-year-old grandson lives with her and has access to the computer. He was not home, but McBride said he "swore to her" he didn't download the film."

Uh huh.

In any event, the reporter gets the story wrong as they often do. She is not being sued for "downloading" the movie, but offering it for sharing.

thecrow

"Spokeswoman Michelle Greeno said MPAA investigators subpoena the suspected pirates' Internet service providers to make their case.

"We don't have evidence that they downloaded the films, but we do know they have these films on their computers," she said."


Oh now I get it. I can be sued without evidence .Thats like saying since I got a five dollar bill in my pocket, I must have robbed a bank..

NetflixShill

"She acknowledges that her 16-year-old grandson lives with her and has access to the computer. He was not home, but McBride said he "swore to her" he didn't download the film."

That wouldn't even matter, since the USA will hold parents responsible for the actions of their kids. Screw you if you work full time and come home each day exhausted. It's your fault if your kids go out breaking the law. You should have installed hidden cameras and software to monitor their computers...

BeefJerky

Wow, NetflixShill, I thought you couldn't sink any lower, but I was wrong.

"That wouldn't even matter, since the USA will hold parents responsible for the actions of their kids. Screw you if you work full time and come home each day exhausted. It's your fault if your kids go out breaking the law. You should have installed hidden cameras and software to monitor their computers..."

Damn right you're responsible for your children! That's the responsibility of being a parent. As a parent, it is your responsibility to teach your children right from wrong, and, on the same token be responsible for their actions, good or bad, until they become adults. There's an all too common trend in America today, and that is, parent's refusal to take responsibility for their childs actions. So, if you aren't willing to take responsibility for your children, then please do the rest of society a favor and sterilize yourself before you have any. And, if you already have children, God help them.

CJ

NetflixShill makes a good point, however inarticulatedly expressed, that one is totally responsible the actions of any minor under his/her care. The MPAA is correct to go whoever is responsible for the kid, apparently the grandparent in this case.

Guess it does make "good copy" in news media parlance to dramatically say it's little old grandmother...

Real glad my kids are all adults, but do worry about one 7 year old grandson. He's already skated once - he managed to break into a "secure" server - because he was only 5 at the time. Last I heard he had very restricted internet access...

murphyslaw

"because she allegedly downloaded a copy"

Mike,

Fix that text. Se is not being sued for downloading. No such term is in the suit.

She is being sued for uploading.

It is literally impossible to be sued for downloadng and neither the RIAA or the MPAA ever, EVER have.

A site like hackingnetflix which pre-supposed some expertise more than a reporter at the New York Daily News repeating the press release of the MPAA.

Y.T.

As the stepfather of a serious problem child who is now a teen, it is always funny to me when people insist that it's always the parents' or guardians' fault when a kid gets in trouble.

Granted, when kids are young and parents' neglect causes them to get hurt mentally or physically in some way, I agree that it is the parents' fault.

But how would you suggest that a parent stop a teen from doing exactly what the hell they want to do when they put their minds to it? Quit their jobs and follow the kid around 24/7? Even THAT would not work, trust me. The kid WILL find a way to do whatever is on their minds. You people are the same ones who call spanking 'abuse', but I say moderate spanking (NOT beating) when a kid is small, and when it is absolutely called for, is a great tool in a parent's arsenal.

The ONLY way you can guarantee a kid will stay out of trouble (besides not having any) is to lock the kid in a room from the outside and feed him/her under the door. Aside from that, kids have their own minds and WILL find a way to do something if they really want to. You can lead a horse to water, but if it wants to bolt and take off across the desert, good luck in stopping it.

Jim Robert

I always thought netflix was going to kill the mpaa anyway, but this is just reduclous.

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You Wouldn't Steal a Car" was a 2004[8] advertisement by the MPAA that is put before the actual content on many DVDs. It is sometimes made impossible to skip on most mass market DVD players, so the viewers must sit through the advert in its entirety every time the disc is viewed. It is possible to get around this by using a DVD player with software that ignores user operation prohibition or by removing this feature using DVD ripper when creating copies.

The voiceover (and text) of the ad says "You wouldn’t steal a car. You wouldn’t steal a handbag. You wouldn’t steal a mobile phone. You wouldn’t steal a DVD. Downloading pirated films is stealing…Stealing...Is Against...The Law...Piracy: It’s a crime."[9][10] Later versions substitute 'pirate DVDs' for 'downloading films online is stealing.'

The ad has been parodied several times and was known to appear in many copies of pirated DVDs. The trailer uses a sound-alike version of "No Man Army" by The Prodigy.
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Spy Cameras

When walkman come with the world, our life change so much.Now, we have MP4,digital camera and so so. I know , everything will turn more better in the future.

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