Hotfile Says Warner's Anti-Piracy Actions Are Illegal

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 4:34 PM EDT) -- File-sharing website owner Hotfile Corp. lodged a counterclaim in Florida on Monday accusing Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. of misusing an anti-piracy tool to wrongfully delete thousands of files in which it had no copyright interest.

In an effort to comply with copyright laws, Hotfile created at Warner Brother's request a tool that enabled Warner Brothers to delete an unlimited number of files uploaded to Hotfile.com that it believed in good faith infringed its copyrights, but the movie studio has deleted a slew of unrelated files in...
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