Friday, April 3, 2020

ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION ENTERS BATTLE AGAINST WARNER BROS.

March 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a friend-of-the-court brief backing the cyberlocker Hotfile in its suit against Warner Bros., which it accuses of taking down content that the studio didn’t own. As reported by TorrentFreak.com, which tracks the BitTorrent scene, Warner Bros. blames the takedowns on a software malfunction. However, EFF Intellectual Property Director Corynne […]

CYBER VIGILANTES GO TO WAR AGAINST DOJ, FBI

January 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Within minutes after the Department of Justice shut down the cyberlocker MegaUpload on Thursday, the “hacktivist” collective Anonymous managed to shut down the Department of Justice’s and the FBI’s own websites, as well as those of the MPAA and the recording industry’s publishing group BMI and Universal Music, using what is called a distributed denial […]

MPAA SUES “CYBERLOCKER” SITE

February 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In its first action against a so-called cyberlocker, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) on Tuesday accused Hotfile.com of allowing users to “store” pirated movies and TV shows on its site, which can then be downloaded by other users. “In less than two years, Hotfile has become one of the 100 most trafficked sites […]