MPAA to make its move against file sharers

By on November 5, 2004, 5:19 PM
The Motion Picture Association of America doesn't plan to make more friends for the rest of the year as it plans to adopt RIAA-like tacticts to prevent file swappers from continue distributing illegal movie files.

The MPAA's member companies will begin suing people who have swapped digital movie files starting November 16, the MPAA announced Thursday. The MPAA will find people who distribute movies on peer-to-peer networks by identifying them through their Internet Protocol addresses on those P-to-P services, according to the trade group.

Although it's still uncertain the number of people that are getting sued this month, the MPAA seeks to stop illegal file distribution and will also ask for monetary damage which can go as high as "$30,000 for each movie distributed, or up to $150,000 if the copyright infringement is proven to be willful".




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