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 MPAA fights film links sites

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has filed suits against and, alleging contributory copyright infringement and inducement of copyright infringement, because they provide links to copyright-infringing copies of movies.

"These sites contribute to and profit from massive copyright infringement by identifying, posting, organizing, and indexing links to infringing content found on the Internet that consumers can then view on-demand," said an MPAA statement.

Earlier this year, the MPAA settled two similiar cases against Showstash and Cinematube. The defendants admitted that they were liable for infringement. Showstash agreed to a payment of 2.7 million US-Dollar and Cinematube 1.3 million US-Dollar. The ruling in the Cinematube case reads: "Defendant has engaged in contributory copyright infringement and inducement of copyright infringement by actively searching for, identifying, collecting, posting, organizing, indexing, and posting on his website ( links to infringing material, which has been posted on thirdparty websites".


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