Porn producer's copyright complaint pits Hollywood against Google
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 12/04/2012 17:16
A powerful lobby group that represents the interests of the biggest Hollywood movie studios has aligned itself with an obscure Miami gay porn producer, in the ongoing battle to protect copyrighted material online.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which counts Disney, Paramount and Sony pictures among its members, is supporting a case brought by Flava Works, an adult-film studio that specializes in black and Latino productions with titles such as Raw Rods and Snow Ballerz.
The case revolves around the ongoing argument fought by far bigger players than Flava - namely, whether embedding videos on a third-party website constitutes piracy.