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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    Alien Bard, 28 Jul 2011 @ 9:25am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    I actually had that happen to me. The company had just purchased a new pickup and parked it by the side of the road. When I arrived at work the boss tossed me the keys and asked me to pull it into the shop, all the info I had was that it was the "blue ford parked just up the road." I took the keys and tried them on the first blue ford I came to. The door key worked fine but the ignition didn't - fortunately as it turned out to be the wrong truck.

    But in response to your post I would like to comment that Hotfile is actually the LEAST used service by pirates. The fact they are in business at all proves the fallacy in the idea that only pirates use such services.

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