Hotfile sued by Hollywood studios

Hotfile sued by Hollywood studios
Disney, Fox, Columbia, Warner Bros. and Universal have jointly sued cyberlocker Hofile.com, claiming copyright infringement "on a massive scale."

The suit is against Hotfile and Hotfile manager Anton Titov.



Hotfile, based in Panama, has quickly become one of the top "cyberlockers," following in the footsteps of Rapidshare and Megaupload.

The suit says Hotfile "encourages" users to upload and share copyrighted content, while the site and its owner profits.

Comments the MPAA (via Reuters):

Hotfile profits from this theft by charging a monthly fee to users who download content from its servers. Hotfile also operates an incentive scheme that rewards users for uploading the most popular files -- which are almost exclusively copyrighted works. Hotfile profits richly while paying nothing to the studios for their stolen content.


The site, in under 2 years, has become a top-100 site on the entire Internet.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 9 Feb 2011 0:49
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  • 4 comments
  • ivymike

    **yawn**

    9.2.2011 02:41 #1

  • Bozobub

    Doomed to fail. Precedent has already been set; apparently none of these idiots bother to control their legal dep't., because their lawyers know damn well that there's no chance for a win here.

    9.2.2011 09:43 #2

  • plazma247

    Originally posted by Bozobub: Doomed to fail. Precedent has already been set; apparently none of these idiots bother to control their legal dep't., because their lawyers know damn well that there's no chance for a win here. Yeah i think thats because they dont mind biting the hand that feeds them and need to make a crust out of someone...

    10.2.2011 07:26 #3

  • Perved.com (unverified)

    Is this absolutely necessary? Gawd.

    26.2.2011 07:02 #4

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