by Mike Masnick
Tue, May 18th 2010 3:12am
Apparently, it's difficult for US soldiers in places like Iraq to get access to Hollywood movies legitimately, so it should come as little surprise that they might pick up bootleg DVDs to keep up with what they're missing back at home. Rather than actually supplying content for the military, it appears the MPAA decided to send a letter asking for details about how US Central Command is stomping out this practice, and asking if it will ban soldiers from going into stores that sell bootleg DVDs. Thankfully, USCC said "no," noting that it didn't want to harm Iraqi entrepreneurs and had no jurisdiction over shops selling bootlegs... while also suggesting that "the provision of popular entertainment like first-run movies, concerts and other events will help to curtail the demand for pirated media." In other words, stop worrying about piracy and maybe send over some movies for us to watch already.
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