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Hotfile users on the “hotseat” for potential copyright violations

Here is why affiliates for and maybe even users of Hotfile maybe be sweating a little this morning:

MPAA Demand

MPAA Demand (via TorrentFreak)

Hotfile, a file sharing service, and various motion picture companies have been embroiled in a copyright dispute with the movie studios essentially arguing that Hotfile is guilty of contributory copyright infringement.

During the course of the litigation, the studios served the above demand seeking information about Hotfile users and affiliates.  Hotfile objected to the demand, but the Court disagreed and ordered the information be turned over.

Click here to read the Judge’s opinion.

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