Hollywood Studios Get $80 Million in Hotfile Settlement

When the Motion Picture Association of America first filed a lawsuit against Hotfile in February, 2011, some questioned whether Hollywood had gone too far in targeting a cyberlocker. Now, after more than two years of fighting, Hollywood studios will be collecting $80 million after the parties agreed to resolve the high-profile battle. In addition, the court has ordered Hotfile to cease operations unless it employs copyright filtering technologies, according to the MPAA.