I see the MPAA are making friends again.

Check this out.
If your house has a television larger than 29" with stereo sound and at least two comfortable chairs, a couch or a futon, the MPAA would like to fine you $500,000 for illegally showing movies in your home theatre. Of course for a one-time $50 fee to the MPAA plus a home invasion inspection by them, you'd be quite OK.

http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/06/11/28/053226.shtml

Fortunately this is a satirical article linked from BBSpot. The problem is that it's so believable given the bullshit we've seen from the **AA's in the past. This almost seems par for the course, so people really don't question it. **AA execs have long been known for their screwed-up, out-of-touch-with-reality views, so why not charge for big TVs in your house or having your friends over to view? It almost makes too much sense. In fact, while we laugh, I bet there are MPAA goons reading Fark, BBspot and Slashdot saying "Holy shit - that's genius! Call the lawyers!"

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