WGA member and comedy writer John Aboud tells me tonight that AMPTP.com, the spoof site of AMPTP.org, has come to an end. “We were renting the url from the owner, and he graciously left it up even longer than we paid for. It was fun, but it’s run its course. If nothing else we forced the AMPTP to hire a better designer and buy a stock photo CD of ‘professions.’ ” As for all those rumors that the website’s owner was threatened with a cease and desist letter, and other weapons from the AMPTP’s legal arsenal, Aboud says nah. But Harvard constitutional law professor Alan Dershowitz did offer to defend him. Meanwhile, Aboud archived the parody AMPTP.com on his personal site: amptp.humortron.net.
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