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SF Gate: Hollywood Attacks Digital Movie Piracy; Film, music groups unite to sue Scour sharing site

Jul 21, 2000, 14:36 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carrie Kirby)

[ Thanks to George Mitchell for this link. ]

"Joining the recording industry in its escalating war against Internet copyright infringement, the Motion Picture Association of America filed a copyright infringement suit yesterday against Scour, a Web exchange where people trade downloads of full-length movies."

"This lawsuit is about stealing," said Jack Valenti, head of the association, which represents major movie studios including Sony and Universal. "There's a feeling spread among young people that it's OK to take something that belongs to others, just because technology makes it possible. (But) you don't raise your children to steal."

"The case against Scour is nearly identical to the case against Napster now in federal court, said Brian Mudge, an intellectual- property-rights lawyer with New York's Kenyon and Kenyon. He predicted that the industry groups will win both cases."

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