Movies Online: Beyond Hollywood's Reach

Want to watch the recent Sandra Bullock comedy Miss Congeniality online? All it costs is $1. Just visit pony up your Visa or MasterCard, and the movie is there for the viewing--along with enough other dollar-a-picture titles (Batman, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now) to fill a medium-size Blockbuster. Though the quality is beyond awful--unwatchable might be a better description--the site is the best indication yet of how close Hollywood is to getting truly burned by the Internet.

The Motion Picture Association of America wants Movie88 taken down. The problem is that no one knows exactly where it is. Most...

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