Sunday, March 11, 2012

After Megaupload, the cinematrográficas aim at Hotfile

Disney, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia and Warner Bros. sued Hotfile service to the Florida district court, arguing that its business model is equal to Megaupload

The film companies sued Hotfile, one of the most popular services to host and share files, accusing him of supporting a service model identical to the missing Megaupload.

The lawsuit was filed in the Court of the Southern District of Florida, and is actually the counterpart of a lawsuit in February 2011.

After obtaining access to information from Hotfile (litigation by, of course), the studies found several irregularities reported by the copyright owners, and carried out by a number of offenders. As stated in the huge demand by the movie business enterprises, among which are Disney, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia and Warner Bros, Hotfile has no rights under the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act), because eliminated these repeat offenders, nor identified or kept track of them.

In the lawsuit, the film added that "the defendants even admit that they created to compete with Megaupload Hotfile."

Obviously, Hotfile denies all these allegations, arguing that these measures were taken before any inclumplimientos, and even informed users about these violations, providing further facilities for removing, under the DMCA, the contents of users who infringe rights author: HF says it has developed a tool that allows "copyright holders delete selected files instantly, which they believe infringe on copyright"

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