"Hollywood's top studios tried to knock the wind out of the sails of Internet movie pirates yesterday, filing the first wave of lawsuits against people they say are illegally sharing online copies of films."
What kinds of potential penalties are we talking about? Well, as much as $30,000 for each movie traded over the Internet is not out of the question, as well as $150,000 if the infringement is proved to be wilful. And it doesn't take a genius to work out whether it’s wilful or not when your bit torrent site is called torrentmovies.com or something. Expect to hear more about this.