Ellen Seidler at Vox Indie takes a detailed look at how the recent decision in the Hot File case will effect indie filmmakers and other creators.
MPAA victory against Hotfile is a victory shared by all content creators hurt by online piracy
The best news in the fight against online piracy since Megaupload’s demise came yesterday as the MPAA annouced a big victory in their copyright infringement lawsuit against Hotfile, a cloud-based cyberlocker website known to harbor pirated movies, music, books and more. Though specific details of the court decision won’t be released for another two weeks, the judge issued a summary judgement in favor of the plaintiffs.
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