Indie filmmakers say the MPAA is nothing more than a censorship group

Steven Hodson

Yesterday I told you about the post by Peter Sunde over at TorrentFreak that basically suggested that the entertainment industry was nothing more than a Mafia with the intent to manipulate court cases in order to put the telco on the defensive so that they could go after them for "protection money".

Now today we have this little gem from indie filmmaker Helen Ferreira who says that entertainment industry lobbying and trade organizations like the MPAA or the RIAA are just some industry flunkies more interested in censorship than with actually protecting and standing up for the content creator.

The post, which is over on TorrentFreak, says that while she isn't alone in her opinion Helen is one of the most vocal opponents of the very trade organizations that say they are there to protect her interests.

According to her, pirates are not the threat – it’s the MPAA that’s killing creative filmmaking through its censorship regime.

“What I see when I examine the MPAA is not a friendly guardian of feature film directors’ rights, even at the studio level. Instead, I see a very large lobby that began as a Christian right-wing organization instituted to keep minorities off motion picture screens, promote racism and homophobia, and restrict creative freedom in America,” she writes.

“What I see when I examine the MPAA is not a friendly guardian of feature film directors’ rights, even at the studio level. Instead, I see a very large lobby that began as a Christian right-wing organization instituted to keep minorities off motion picture screens, promote racism and homophobia, and restrict creative freedom in America,” she writes.

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