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MPAA sues Hotfile, domain possibly at risk of seizure

The Motion Pictures Association of America has filed a lawsuit against file sharing service In a press release, they mention that Hotfile has directly promoted the sharing of illegal content including movies and TV shows, porn, cracked programs and much more.

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Techsmith4822d ago

No surprise here, these guys are on a rampage. I have a feeling nothing short of the end of the internet would satisfy them.

Speed-Racer4821d ago

Kind of unfair considering a number of others operate under very similar circumstances. maybe one day all of them will bite the dust.

Techsmith4821d ago

Doubt it, but heres to wishful thinking :)

michass84821d ago

Well web is full of services like this, Hotfile is not the only one, there is hundreds more, and if Hotfile will disappear, other similar service will take over... never ending story lol.

iliimaster4821d ago

well maybe the theaters should stop charging 20 bucks for a large popcorn and 2 medium drinks just a small example on how they rape you after you buy a ticket

jetlian4820d ago

true! theaters only get 1-2 dollars out of the movie price

zero_cool4821d ago

yup they date rape the consumers!

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MPAA Wants Up to $500 Million in Damages from Hotfile

Torrent Freak- The trial between the MPAA and Hotfile starts next week and the movie studios are hoping to get over a quarter billion in damages from the file-hosting service. The MPAA wants to be compensated for 3,448 pirated video files, ranging from the 1984 classic The Karate Kid to the TV-series Glee. The file-hosting service will not protest that its liable for the infringements of its users, but reserves the right to claim that other files may have been “space shifted” by Hotfile users.

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Settler3793d ago

the mafiaa just pulled a random 9 digit sum out of their ass again. So there are 3448 files and they want 500 million for them.


MPAA hunting down HotFile

What's Hawt: With MegaUpload out of the picture, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is hot on the heels of yet another file locker, this time with Hotfile as their target.

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Speed-Racer4427d ago

Guess the file lockers need to move to Russia or China's not safe to host in the US.

C_Menz4427d ago

Basically what is happening. Eventually even there wont be safe in a way since the US is pushing to have control over blocking outside the US websites if they want.

Speed-Racer4427d ago

I saw in another post that the feds are going full force after Pirate Bay now. God the Internet is coming to an end. The sad thing is if the courts set some kind of precedence, it would be hard for other pop up public torrenting services to survive.

koouunn4426d ago

you cant shut down pirate bay. you can download it for 90 mb off some site, and it is only magnet links. so they have no user data and they cant do anything to them. If it goes down, someone will open it up again

Speed-Racer4426d ago

Ya that's what I mentioned just above to C_Menz... If they set some form of precedence for public torrenting sites, then anyone who decides to open a new site would face the same problems TPB did. The only people to survive would be private torrent sites.

tachy0n4426d ago (Edited 4426d ago )

if they take down thepiratebay... the governments would unleash the force of anonymous and all other hacking groups.... bring it on!!! we the people will not allow the internet to be censored!! SAY NO TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER!!! support anonymous!!

Soldierone4427d ago

Wow....if this gets shut down too, I would take ALL our business over see's. Anyone with file sharing AT ALL should remove AlL servers here, and then blame the government for all the lost jobs. Why? This is nothing more than corporate greed winning out.

"90 percent of users participate in pirating" You said that about MegaUpload, yet I never did. no one at my school did (we used it to share our own videos for projects as we are film students) and I highly doubt all the PR's sending our website information on it ever did....

I wonder if we can hunt down them and sue them for making bad movies? I mean isn't re shooting Hangover 1 and calling it part 2 illegal? It's a bit misleading to say a movie will be good, then it turns out to suck. here is a thought, make better movies = better sales, who would of guessed.

leetlegit4426d ago (Edited 4426d ago )

Seems like even though SOPA and PIPA failed. Internet censorship is still moving full force regardless.

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