The MPAA is in an uproar again, this time over some sites that index links to other sites which they claim host “infringing” material. The MPAA has sued two websites which act in a similar fashion, cataloging and indexing content locations along with providing search functions for it. Like many other sites of their kind, it seems likely they will try to use the “we don't host any actual content” defense that many torrent sites have tried.
The MPAA is particularly upset that one of the sites provides embedded player functionality. They are asking for the “removal” of the sites from the Internet, along with monetary damages, as it’s the norm for these types of cases. The MPAA claims that the actual cause of harm is that the sites use advertising to generate revenue, not so much that they provide illegal content.