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MPA settles Jeebo piracy case

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 06 Mar 2008 16:51 User comments (5)

MPA settles Jeebo piracy case Members of the Motion Picture Association (MPA) have settled an Internet piracy case with Chinese company Beijing Jeboo Interactive Science & Technology Co. The five Hollywood studios had accused Jeebo of providing cybercafes with illegal copies of their movies, and responded by suing the company in Shanghai in September and December.
Jeebo was providing Internet cafes with software that allowed users to download and watch movies that were owned by the studios without approval. Twenty titles were named in the lawsuit including Hitch and Pirates of the Caribbean 2. The Hollywood studios involved are Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures.

The terms of the deal are confidential but the MPA has stated that Jeebo apologized for the activity and paid a significant amount of compensation. According to the MPA, over 90% of the DVDs sold in China are pirated.

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5 user comments

16.3.2008 17:33

If this is such a big deal, then why aren't the terms of the deal released (if the MPA won so big) ?

26.3.2008 17:46

Scare tactic propaganda.

36.3.2008 18:47
tripplite
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this is where the MPAA are corrupt ba#tereds, they let the big fish go and shut down there own blood and flesh for pennies...these guys were criminals making a profit, ..did oink make money....demonoid make money....pirate bay?....

46.3.2008 21:08

Originally posted by tripplite:
this is where the MPAA are corrupt ba#tereds, they let the big fish go and shut down there own blood and flesh for pennies...these guys were criminals making a profit, ..did oink make money....demonoid make money....pirate bay?....
Bro, you just stated the unspoken truth about big business!

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


57.3.2008 22:32
tripplite
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the MPAA, is only trying to fill they're pockets as best as possible!

-tripplite



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