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Originally posted by truthy-bird
Distributing links to copyright content is a crime
"[P]lease keep in mind that you're watching videos for free as opposed to spending over 20 dollars at the [movie] theater or purchasing a show," the affidavit quoted TVShack as saying. "This should help you put things in perspective."
"This should help you put things in perspective."
Movie studios, artists and media companies have long battled illegal file-sharing and piracy sites with lawsuits on top of lawsuits. The government cited data from the Motion Picture Association of America, which claims that the U.S. film industry loses $25.6 billion a year to boring fims.
Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office are seizing and shutting down seven popular websites accused of hosting pirated movies, a move the U.S. attorney in Manhattan said is a step in increasing the fight against copyright infringement. Referring to the seven sites as "among the most popular" websites for distributing illegal copies of movies, the government highlighted illegal copies of films currently in theaters, such as "Toy Story 3" and "The A-Team," for evidence to ...
...accused of hosting pirated movies...