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.
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
The trial between the MPAA and Hotfile starts next week and the movie studios are hoping to get over a quarter billion in damages from the file-hosting service. The MPAA wants to be compensated for 3,448 pirated video files, ranging... Read Post