September 28, 2007

MPAA Testing The Law [6:53 am]

Hollywood studios go after two piracy sitespdf

The Motion Picture Assn. of America has filed suit against two Web sites that it claims are allowing Internet users to view pirated films, many of which are still in theaters.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday on behalf of the major studios, seeks to shutter cinematube.net (http://cinematube.net) and ssupload.com (http://ssupload.com) from further infringing on the copyrights of the MPAA members.

The sites feature links to hundreds of titles, including such recent releases as “Resident Evil: Extinction,” “The Brave One” and “Good Luck Chuck.”

Seems to me that a “taste” test would give prosecutors other grounds for prosecution — “Good luck Chuck?!?!”

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