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MPAA sues Film88.com

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 10 Jul 2002 14:22

MPAA (and itse member studios) has finally sued now defunct $1-a-pop movie service Film88.com which has caused major shockwaves through the movie industry in this year.
Company seems to be owned by a Malaysian businessman and his California-based company. Company first appeared in Taiwan under Movie88 brand and offered latest Hollywood hits through streaming technology for a price of $1 a movie. MPAA however used its local contacts in Taiwan and urged authorities to take the site down. Next time the site reappeared (named as Film88) seemingly located in Iran, but its servers were physically located in Netherlands. MPAA's international arm, MPA, contacted company's ISP and they took the site down.

So, MPAA basically wants to prevent the company from appearing again, this time in some other country that does indeed have reliable hosting facilities and lacks western copyright laws. This time they actually have a target on American soil -- the Californian company.

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