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Hotfile’s Most Downloaded Files Are Open Source Software

In the ongoing court battle between the MPAA and the cyberlocker Hotfile, Duke University Law Professor James Boyle has filed an important expert report. Countering claims from the movie industry that Hotfile has few non-infringing uses, the Professor shows that the most downloaded files on the cyberlocker are Open Source software. In addition, he argues that affiliate programs are useful for compensating content creators for their efforts.
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MPAA Afraid To Disclose ‘Secret’ Anti-Piracy Strategies

Internet / File Sharing : TorrentFreak (3 years ago)

In their ongoing battle with file-hosting service Hotfile, five MPAA studios have asked the court to disallow Hotfile access to information on their anti-piracy strategies. While drawing an analogy between copyright infringement and... Read Post

MPAA Wins Landmark Piracy Battle Against Hotfile

Internet / File Sharing : TorrentFreak (last year)

The MPAA has scored an important victory against the file-hosting service Hotfile. The District Court of Florida entered a summary judgment against Hotfile noting that the cyberlocker failed to control the distribution of pirated mo... Read Post

Courts should take legit uses into account when judging Hotfile, professor says

Technology : The Next Web Blog (3 years ago)

Duke University Law professor and Creative Commons advocate James Boyle found out that the two most downloaded files on Hotfile are open source softwares, TorrentFreak reports. If he is right, this would... Read Post


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