- Making News: Studios to Follow Music Industry, Sue over Online Piracy
You can uplink and you can download, but you can-t hide, says Dan Glickman, who-s replaced Jack Valenti at the Motion Picture Association of America. Today, the former Congressman announced the intention of movie studios to file lawsuits against anybody who is illegally trading digital copies of movies over the Internet. Jesse Hiestand of the Hollywood Reporter has the story on the MPAA's legal offensive to online piracy.
- Reporter-s Notebook: After 27 Years, First AME Pastor Steps Down
After the deadly violence of 1992, Rev. Cecil -Chip- Murray became a household name all over LA and in much of the rest of the country. A voice of restraint, he also demanded change in the social conditions that led to America-s worst civil disturbance of the 20th century. But long before that, he was a major figure in the black community and beyond. Now, after 27 years as pastor of the First AME Church, Murray has reached the mandatory retirement age of 75, and on Sunday, he-ll deliver his last sermon as pastor.
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