“Seven major Hollywood movie studios have filed a massive copyright infringement lawsuit against Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom,” APNZ reports. “The film companies filed the legal action through the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which made the announcement this morning New Zealand time… Today major studios 20th Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, Universal, Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros filed claims in the Virginia federal court.”
“He is personally named in the indictment, which claims Megaupload and its key operators ‘facilitated, encouraged, and profited from massive copyright infringement of movies and television shows’ before it was shut down in 2012,” APNZ reports. “Dotcom is already facing extradition to the United States on criminal copyright and racketeering charges in relation to the now defunct file sharing website.”
“Dotcom has tweeted about the new lawsuit, saying: ‘Breaking: The @MPAA is suing me & #Megaupload,'” APNZ reports. “He included a link to a white paper written by his defence team, entitled Megaupload, the Copyright Lobby and the Future of Digital Rights.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]