MPAA Sues Download Scam Sites

Hollywood’s MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) has filed lawsuits against 22 web sites it says allow people to download movies without authorization.

The sites – in New York, Delaware, Massachusetts, Florida and Texas – include;;;; and,

They typically charge a subscription fee of anywhere from $20 for a three month trial, to $40 for lifetime membership, says the enforcement organization.

“The average movie costs almost $100 million to make and only about 60 percent of those movies recoup their original investment,” says the MPAA, implying file sharers, rather than consistently bad and over-hyped movies, not to mention exorbitant cinema entrance fees, are to blame.



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