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2011-07-08 08:50:00

A partnership announced Thursday between some of the country's top Internet service providers and big entertainment companies pledges to step up efforts to protect the rights of copyright owners, a move first reported by CNET last month. The partnership includes Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, AT&T, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Recording Industry of America (RIAA), and others. The coalition of entertainment companies, guilds, ISPs and...

2011-06-20 23:51:00

Although parents appreciate having media ratings systems to help protect their kids from questionable content in movies, video games and television, the current age-based system doesn't meet their needs, according to a new study led by Iowa State University's Douglas Gentile. The study found that parents would prefer media ratings that focus on detailed content information. A national sample of 2,392 parents was surveyed by independent research firms -- Harris Polls and Research Now -- in the...

2010-11-18 08:17:00

Internet is not the most common source of x-rated material SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Viewing violent x-rated material may contribute to sexually aggressive behavior among 10-17 year olds. X-rated material without violent content does not appear to have the same impact, finds a new study conducted by Internet Solutions for Kids and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Published in Aggressive Behavior, the study is expected to be...

2010-09-21 11:53:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will host an event, "Back to School: How Public Policy is Affecting our Children's Diets," tomorrow, Wednesday, September 22, 2010. Robin Schepper, Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative, will give the keynote address at the event followed by a panel discussion moderated by former Agriculture Secretary and BPC Senior Fellow Dan Glickman. Panelists will include Congressman...

2010-09-20 17:01:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, last Friday witnessed what could be the first organized mass cyber protest on the Internet, which targeted the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The RIAA and MPAA had contracted with an Indian software company to shut down free file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay, driving users of the popular 4chan user group to call on its...

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2010-09-20 12:15:57

Piracy activists have targeted websites owned by the music and film industry to perform coordinated attacks. The Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) were temporarily knocked offline because of the assault. The attacks were reportedly in retaliation for anti-piracy efforts against file-sharing websites.  The activists group has declared on message-board 4chan that it will continue to target other sites. The British...

2010-07-01 12:10:00

Major studios and big theater chains should rectify the ratings system now WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three years after the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) announced they would include smoking when assigning ratings to films, a new report shows that more than half of widely released films showing tobacco were youth rated (that is, carrying a rating of G, PG or PG-13). According to this analysis, the...

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2010-04-26 09:15:56

Middle-school children whose parents restrict access to R-rated movies are substantially less likely to start drinking than their peers who are allowed to see such films, a new study suggests. In a study of nearly 3,600 New England middle school students, researchers found that among kids who said their parents never allowed them to watch R movies, few took up drinking over the next couple years. Of that group, 3 percent said they had started drinking when questioned 13 to 26 months after the...

2010-03-01 10:00:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and Yale University School of Management finds films from well-known producers and directors receive more lenient parental guidance ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America than those produced by independent distributors or unknown producers and directors, an advantage that can lead to wider distribution and higher revenues at the box office....

2010-02-12 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- DrivingSales (www.drivingsales.com), the auto industry's leading social media platform and largest online community, today announced award winners in the first annual DrivingSales Vendor Ratings Awards. The Awards measure dealer satisfaction with vendors by allowing dealers to publicly rate and review their vendors in a real-time, anonymous - yet verified - setting. Vendors who achieve the highest rankings in dealer satisfaction, as determined by...