FTC Sues Websites Offering Free Movie Downloads

A handful of Web sites claiming to offer downloads of movies, music, sports and other entertainment bombard unsuspecting users with pop-ups that vanish only after coercing payments of at least $19.95, a pair of government-sponsored lawsuits said. In a 25-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, the Federal Trade Commission accused 11 companies and two executives allegedly associated with the sites Movieland.com, Moviepass.tv, Popcorn.net and Mediacaster.net of violating federal laws that prohibit unfair and deceptive practices since at least fall 2005.

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