MPAA Paid Hacker for Info, File-Sharing Service Says

A month after accusing the Motion Picture Association of America of conspiring to commit data theft, the operators of a file search engine presented more details regarding the alleged relationship between the MPAA and a man who admits hacking the small company's network. Valence Media, the parent company of, charges that the MPAA paid the Canadian resident $15,000 for information on Torrentspy and its executives, according to documents filed with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles.

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