An example: Recent months have seen the MPAA
rapidly mobilizing its lobbying strength on members of the Senate and House agriculture committees, of all places.
was introduced to prevent people using the pension freedoms to recycle money and receive additional tax relief on those savings.
The theme of the discussion is the major challenges and opportunities facing the film industry and how the MPAA
and the IFTA are addressing them.
While pessimism often abounds about the future of the theatrical business in North America, due in part to digital upstarts like Netflix, Amazon and Apple, the MPAA
sought to paint a more optimistic picture.
Currently the MPAA
does not assign R ratings to movies based on tobacco use incidents.
The charge for exceeding the MPAA
will be the member's marginal rate of tax, as the excess added to a person's taxable income.
There is no legal obligation to have the MPAA
rate a movie before it is released, nor are theaters legally required to check IDs when selling tickets to R-rated movies, though the vast majority of them do.
It's an argument that has yet to convince the MPAA
, international law enforcement, Internet Service Providers, courts or much of the public who pays for media content.
said: "Operators of this market have historically strong ties to paramilitary groups and sell an array of counterfeit products."
is an interest group that represents the big six studios (20th Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros.) in their common ventures such as crafting anti-piracy public service announcements, lobbying Congress, and rating movies.
seems to be on a bit of a roll as it seeks to combat piracy and copyright infringement.
To do so, the MPAA
has teamed up with the Recording Industry Association of America and a group of Internet service providers (ISPs) that includes AT&T, Verizon and Comcast to develop an anti-piracy school curriculum.