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Expert witness says most popular Hotfile downloads are open source apps

Hotfile is determined to outlast Hollywood’s ongoing crusade against file locker services. The company is defending itself against an aggressive litigation campaign that movie studios first brought against it over a year ago. Hotfile’s case may be bolstered by a recent report which shows that the two most widely-downloaded files distributed through the popular file locker service are open source software applications.
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Google Defends Hotfile (and Megaupload) in Court

Internet / File Sharing : TorrentFreak (2 years ago)

Google has filed a brief at a federal court in Florida defending the file-hosting site Hotfile in its case against the MPAA. The search giant accuses the movie companies of misleading the court and argues that Hotfile is protected u... Read Post

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

Technology : The Next Web Blog (2 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

Hotfile’s Most Downloaded Files Are Open Source Software

Internet / File Sharing : TorrentFreak (2 years ago)

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 ... Read Post


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