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 @ 8:06am

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    It's not a relevant question to the case. Hotfile doesn't have to prove or know who owns the copyright but it is in a position to ask if someone making a copyright claim actually owns the copyright. I think it'd look more like this.

    hf: "They claimed copyright on file xxx.xxx but haven't provided evidence to support their claim."

    After that I can't come up with any other dialogue, that just kinda kills it dead there.

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