Hotfile sues Warner Bros., claims wrongful takedowns

Warner Bros. systematically abused an automated takedown system provided by Hotfile, the file host claims in a countersuit against the studio. The claims made by Hotfile include information on the behind-the-scenes actions taken by Hollywood to enforce its rights against file sharing on cloud file hosts.

Will the MPAA Target RapidShare, Megaupload or Dropbox?

Hollywood has set its sight on file hosters like Hotfile.com, which was sued this week by the MPAA’s member studios. Many of the legal arguments made against Hotfile could also easily be applied to RapidShare, Megaupload and even cloud-based backup and file synching services like Dropbox.

Vid-Biz: AOL-HuffPo, MPAA Sues Hotfile, Thwapr iPhone App

Today on the Net: Break Media’s CEO questions AOL’s video strategy with The Huffington Post on board, the MPAA is suing cyberlocker service Hotfile and Thwapr’s new iPhone app lets users share up to 30-minute video files.