Along with paying millions of dollars, the file-sharing locker is also ordered to introduce copyright filtering technology or cease all operations.
Hotfile's allegations that the film studio filed false takedown requests sound outrageous, but the problem is they don't hold up.
This story incorrectly identified the company that filed a copyright complaint against Hotfile last month. Liberty Media Holdings is the correct name.
The MPAA files suit against a locker service accused of acting as a clearinghouse for pirated films. This is the first time the film industry has sued a cloud film service.
Google is lending a legal hand to hosting site Hotfile, upping the battle between tech and the movie industry.
Anyone can send unlicensed users a takedown notice, but the only way to collect damages for a violation of your copyright on the images, videos, and other items you post is to register them with your friendly local copyright office.
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