After waiting one day for the election to conclude, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) reportedly plans to announce its new campaign against "movie piracy." Following the lead of the major recording industry association, RIAA, the MPAA plans to take the law to the people. Specifically, the MPAA is planning to file copyright infringement lawsuits against individual downloaders.
Although the former MPAA chief Jack Valenti received some criticism during his tenure for promoting Copyright Extension Legislation and the DMCA, Valenti reportedly resisted the idea of individual lawsuits. The MPAA's new president Dan Glickman is expected to announce the campaign in Los Angeles today. Glickman spent nearly 20 years in Congress representing the 4th District of Kansas.