Shawn Hogan, CEO of Digital Point Solutions is sued by the MPAA for downloading a movie over BitTorrent. The MPAA wants to settle the case for $2,500, but Hogan rather spends $100,000 on legal fees, than giving in to the MPAA’s scare tactics.
“$100,000 in legal fees is a small price to pay to challenge the MPAA’s tactics.They’re completely abusing the system, I would spend well into the millions on this.”
The 30-year-old software developer is sued for downloading a copy of “meet the fockers”. Hogan denies that he ever used BitTorrent to download this movie, and on top of this, he already owns a legal copy of the DVD.
MPAA’s head of antipiracy John G. Malcolm responded:
“We look forward to addressing his issues in a court of law.”
This is a very interesting case because there’s finally someone who has the money to stand up to the MPAA. The result of this case will have a great impact on the MPAA’s “war on piracy” and their current suing habit.