Movie site appeals MPAA victory

Michael Rossi, who runs InternetMovies.com, is renewing his attempt to hold the major movie studios legally liable for accusing him of copyright infringement and causing his Web site to be yanked by his Internet provider. Rossi's site claimed to offer "full length downloadable movies" but did not; he sued the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and lost when a judge recently granted summary judgment to the studios.

The MPAA had acted "reasonably in communicating the possible copyright infringement" and invoking the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, U.S. District Judge Barry Kurren said. Earlier this month Rossi filed an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, saying that the MPAA should be required to conduct a thorough investigation before firing off copyright notifications.

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