The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has announced that it is suing online storage service Hotfile, on behalf of four movie studios. The site is accused of direct copyright infringement and facilitating infringement “on a staggering scale”. The lawsuit zeroes in on Hotfile’s incentives scheme for users who upload popular files, claiming it actively encourages users to upload copyrighted content including films. “In less than two years Hotfile has become one of the 100 most trafficked sites in the world. That is a direct result of the massive digital theft that Hotfile promotes,” says MPAA general counsel Daniel Mandil. “The theft taking place on Hotfile is unmistakable. Their files are indeed ‘hot’ as in ‘stolen.’ It’s wrong and it must stop.” 
Source: Ars Technica

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