It's no secret that the entertainment industry can be rather one-sided in their views when it comes to piracy and copyright. This week, however, MPAA chairman Chris Dodd took this spin to the extreme. In a speech he referenced Hollywood's history to argue how important copyright protection is. But, he forgot to mention that the US movie industry was actually built by rogue filmmakers, 'thieves' and 'pirates'.

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