MPAA makes first move against online pirates

“The Motion Picture Association of America on Tuesday filed its first wave of lawsuits against people it alleges have traded illegally copied movies online, a practice the MPAA says represents the greatest economic threat ever to the industry. The association filed more than 200 civil lawsuits nationwide, with the number expected to grow and eventually reach all 50 states. The move is similar to one made by the recording industry, which began suing people earlier this year for sharing songs through peer-to-peer networks.”
Kansas City Star, http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/entertainment/movies/10205709.htm?1c

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