Monday, February 14, 2011

The MPAA filed a complaint against Hotfile

The Motion Picture Association of America, the trade association of American film, has filed a complaint against the service direct download Hotfile, one of the leading competitors Megaupload and Rapidshare. "Hotfile facilitates the theft of movies and programming subject to copyright on a massive scale, benefits directly and encourages these massive violations of intellectual property", explains the MPAA said in a statement.

The MPAA is including the system of rewards Hotfile, which provides money to people who post very uploaded files. For the professional union, the overwhelming majority of popular files on the platform are subject to copyright, and they therefore believe that Hotfile takes a direct part of their infringement.

Under U.S. law, the Digital MilleniumCopyright Act provides that as Hotfile hosts are not responsible if they are hosting copyrighted content, provided they remove the files that are reported as illegal. Hotfile meets this requirement, but the MPAA considers that, like Grokster, the service is based on the distribution of protected files, and is therefore illegal in the state.

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