monopoly in film

On the 27th Sept, Torrentfeak comments on an MPAA funded report on film distribution in the USA.¬† It highlights the oddity that the most used service (Netflix) has the weakest catalogue. Later in the year, the researcher, KPMG LLP published a report on the UK market, which Torrentfreak commented on here…. The headline was that a film fan wanting the best catalogue would need to subscribe to 27 services, which seems a bit excessive.  …

And FACT goes in again

And FACT goes in again

Torrent freak reports that FACT are taking out another private prosecution. Again, like the Vickerman prosecution, it’s for a fraud charge. Is this to avoid a jury? Anyway it’s reported that the defendants have been arrested. Who by? I don’t think FACT have powers of arrest yet? Also the torrent freak article implies that a more normal process would be for the police to prosecute. In fact prosecution is the role of the Crown Prosecution Service, not the police, as any fan of Law and Order UK will tell you. …