LAT in 90 Seconds

— Movie piracy is back in the news as the MPAA and the Consumer Electronics Association argue over the ability of users to illegally copy films from DVDs. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) weighs in with a work-it-out-amongst-yourselves pronouncement.

— The Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off today. Check out the George Lucas Selections: Dr. Strangelove, Masculine Feminine, and The Seven Samurai. west_rightSide.jpg

— Today’s award for most confusing headline goes to the editors of the California section: Diocesan Screenings for Abusers Give Slack to Undocumented