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The Latest Attack Against Torrent Sites

The Motion Picture Association of America and major film and TV studios filed suit February 23 against seven Web sites for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that defendants knowingly enable, encourage, induce and profit from massive online piracy by indexing so called eDonkey hash links, thus enabling users to locate and download infringing copies of Plaintiffs' copyrighted motion pictures and television shows for free and without authorization. By clicking on the file name, an illegal copy of the movie or television program is automatically copied to a userís computer. Sites sued include Torrentspy.com, TorrentBox.com and Ed2k-it.com. It is the first time that the studios and the MPAA sue indexing Web sites in the US (we have seen similiar lawsuits in Germany; they were successfull!)

One complaint can be found at http://pub.bna.com/eclr/060037.pdf.

 

 

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