Picture Association of America (MPAA) has filed suits against Fomdb.com and
Movierumor.com, alleging contributory copyright infringement and inducement
of copyright infringement, because they provide links to
copyright-infringing copies of movies.
"These sites contribute to and profit from massive copyright infringement by
identifying, posting, organizing, and indexing links to infringing content
found on the Internet that consumers can then view on-demand," said an MPAA
this year, the MPAA settled two similiar cases against Showstash and
Cinematube. The defendants admitted that they were liable for infringement.
Showstash agreed to a payment of 2.7 million US-Dollar and Cinematube 1.3
The ruling in the
Cinematube case reads: "Defendant has engaged in contributory
copyright infringement and inducement of copyright infringement by actively
searching for, identifying, collecting, posting, organizing, indexing, and
posting on his website (www.cinematube.net) links to infringing material,
which has been posted on thirdparty websites".
For more information see:
MPAA wins $4 million from ShowStash and Cinematube, Techspot