Hotfile Claims Warner Bros. Issued Takedowns On Content It Had No Copyright Over

from the uh-ohs dept

The legal battle between cyberlocker Hotfile and the MPAA continues to heat up. After a judge severely undercut a key claim of the MPAA, the MPAA has been acting petulantly, refusing to hand over certain documents under discovery to Hotfile. The MPAA claims it would reveal their secret "anti-piracy" plans... but the real issue may be that Hotfile believes that Warner Bros. used Hotfile's takedown tool to remove content over which it had no copyright. That would be a no-no and would certainly make the case that much more interesting...

Filed Under: dmca, takedown
Companies: hotfile, mpaa, warner bros.


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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Jul 2011 @ 7:29am

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    In a court of law, they would ask the obvious question, "how do you know it isn't theirs". They would have to explain how they came to that conclusion.

    We also don't have the full story here, the titles could be similar, it might be something that they have the rights for in certain jurisdictions, perhaps. We just don't know.

    What we do know is that there is plenty of stuff on hotfile without permission.

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