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The MPAA: Promoting the Oscars by denying it’s existance

The Motion Picture Academy (MPAA) announced a slightly…. unusual decision to have YouTube yank all the uploaded videos from the Oscars. Some companies have logic behind such requests, the Motion Picture Academy’s reasoning is a tad lacking in logic.

Their explanation courtesy of Exxecutive Producer Ric Robertson: “It’s got nothing to do with money, it’s really not about (protecting that) business opportunity.” Even though the Oscars have their own website with clips, Robertson says he plans to even remove their own clips and any articles eferencing the winners. Apparently, this is being done to “whet people’s appetite for next year’s show.”

My only conclusion here is that the MPAA has concluded that the best method of increasing interest in next year’s Oscars is to remove any all evidence of this year’s Oscars.


March 3, 2007 - Posted by | Amusement

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