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MPAA Sues File Sharing Search Engines

The Motion Picture Association of America looks poised to target search engines next in its battle to take back control of content they feel is rightfully theirs. This does not include Google, Yahoo and the rest of the big five; on Friday, the MPAA filed suit against IsoHunt.com and Torrentbox.com for illegally providing links to free copies of movies and TV shows. Both sites said they would battle the trade group "for the right for technological progress." The MPAA filed seven total lawsuits on Friday, but the move to target search engines is a departure from the organization's practice of suing file sharing sites like KaZaa and EDonkey. Other search engines in the lawsuit include BTHub.com, NiteShadow.com and Torrentspy.com. The MPAA said these sites help users find content on EDonkey or BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing networks; IsoHunt.com claims its policy is to remove links to such illegal content.

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