p2pnet view Movies:- “Welcome to Hotfile.com – Free one-click file hosting!” – says Hotfile.com. “With us you can share big files easily and securely: Just choose a file, click the ‘Upload’ button and send the download link to your friends and anyone you know.”
But ‘not if we have anything to say about it’, states Hollywood’s MPAA (Motionless Picture Association of America)
Hotfile “facilitates the theft of copyrighted motion picture and television properties on a staggering scale and profits handsomely from encouraging and providing the means for massive copyright infringement”, says the Disney, News Corp, Time Warner, Viacom, NBC Universal and Sony Pictures outfit, going on:
“Hotfile’s business model encourages and incentivizes users to upload files containing illegal copies of motion pictures and TV shows to its servers and to third-party sites, so unlimited users can download the stolen content – in many cases tens of thousands of times.”
Incentivizes? heh. Good one.
What to do? What to DO?
Sue ‘em, of course.
“Hotfile is operated by Anton Titov, a foreign national residing in Florida”, says the MPAA in a statement implying foreign nationals are undesirables.
“The studios are suing Hotfile and Titov for direct infringement for unlawfully distributing copyrighted works, inducement of infringement, contributory infringement and vicarious infringement, for actively promoting, enabling and profiting from their users’ copyright infringement”, spouts the Hollywood organ.
Says MPAA mouthperson Daniel Mandil, “Digital theft is not just a Hollywood problem. It’s an American problem. More than 2.4 million hardworking, middle-class Americans spanning all 50 states rely on the motion picture and television industry for their livelihoods. For all these workers and their families, digital theft means declining incomes, lost jobs and reduced health and retirement benefits.”
Middle-class, eh? By default, it means all those two-faced, stinking rich, coke-sniffing, lying Hollywood executives are still on easy street.
No need to stay tuned, but for more on this feel free to contact:
MPAA Los Angeles
MPAA Washington, D.C.
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