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Hollywood is suing the now defunct Megaupload and its former employees


Megaupload might be dead, but that doesn’t mean the movie industry is done rifling through its corpse. TorrentFreak reports that Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Universal, Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros. have banded together to file a lawsuit against Megaupload and former employees Kim Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann and Bram Van Der Kolk. According to the studios, Megaupload not only hosted copyrighted material on its servers, but was built from the ground up with piracy in mind. The studios complained that any DMCA notices received by Megaupload would result in the removal of a link to a file rather than the deletion of the infringing file itself. Megaupload’s reward program, which incentivized users who passed links around the Web, was also mentioned in the

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