Loki Settlement

Hollywood Studios Settle Web Site Lawsuit

Edward Webber, who ran the site, agreed to pay a “substantial” fine to settle the lawsuit and agreed to turn over copies of his computer server logs and data, the Motion Picture Association of America said Thursday.

Those records might prove to be even more valuable to the trade group as a way to ferret out individual computer users who had visited the site, which had more than 750,000 registered users downloading thousands of files, said John Malcolm, head of the MPAA’s antipiracy division.

The MPAA also took over the LokiTorrent.com domain name and posted a warning against trading movie files online with the slogan “You can click, but you can’t hide.”