Pearson, McGraw-Hill Target Hotfile With Copyright Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (January 17, 2014, 7:53 PM EST) -- Pearson Education Inc., McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings LLC and other top textbook publishers on Friday hit defunct file-sharing site Hotfile Corp. and its top executive with a copyright infringement suit, alleging many of their books had been potentially downloaded thousands of times.

Hotfile allowed users to upload files to its servers and send links to others in order to share the files, the complaint claimed. Links to copyrighted material were easily found through simple online searches, the publishers said, and Hotfile placed no restrictions on the...
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