On the SOPA issue, Hollywood has forgotten its root

A side topic but interesting observation. On the SOPA issue, Hollywood has forgotten its root. “Many independent filmmakers, who controlled from one-quarter to one-third of the domestic marketplace, responded to the creation of the MPPC by moving their operations to Hollywood, whose distance from Edison’s home base of New Jersey made it more difficult for the MPPC to enforce its patents.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Patents_Company “Historians of early film have pointed out that each of these innovations originated within the ranks of the Patents Company. However the unwillingness of the Trust to adapt to the changes cleared the way for the rise of the Hollywood studio system while the Edison monopoly perished.” http://www.cobbles.com/simpp_archive/edison_trust.htm

One Response to On the SOPA issue, Hollywood has forgotten its root

  1. Stephen Charchuk says:

    Edison was also the first movie pirate. He would take films made by others and play them without paying royalities..

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