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The Complete Guide to the MPAA

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) LogoThe Motion Picture Association of America, or MPAA, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the interests of movie studios. MPAA members include the "six big" Hollywood studios: Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, and Warner Bros.

The MPAA has recently been involved in some very public legal proceedings designed to curb piracy, including those against Razorback2, The Pirate Bay and Real Networks. In 2007 the MPAA was forced to remove a customized Xubuntu distribution from its website after failing to comply with the terms of the GPL.

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