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Movie88 forced to shut down

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 19 Feb 2002 10:01

Taiwanese site, Movie88.com, was shut down by its ISP, HiNet, this morning. Movie88.com scared the movie industry few weeks ago when it launched its service that offered latest movies streamed over the Net in RealVideo format for $1 a day -- without paying to copyright holders. And according to company, it was all legal because of "interesting" clauses in Taiwanese copyright laws.
According to Movie88, their ISP didn't send any warning or any communication whatsoever before they pulled the plug. Company is obviously outraged because of this behaviour which was executed without any court orders to shut the site down, without any warnings, etc.

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