Film biz takes rights fight to states

Sweeting, Paul
April 2003
Daily Variety;4/7/2003, Vol. 279 Issue 1, p6
Trade Publication
Reports that the movie industry organization Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is lobbying the states to adopt laws designed to prevent film piracy. Provisions of the laws proposed by the MPAA; States that have approved MPAA-sponsored laws.


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