MPAA Sues Chinese Video-Sharing Site Xunlei

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has filed civil actions against the popular Google-backed Chinese-language video and music file-sharing firm Xunlei, alleging multiple acts of copyright infringement. The MPAA said in a statement it had filed the actions on Jan. 19 in the Nanshan District Court in the southern city of Shenzhen, seeking damages, claims for orders to stop the infringing activity, a public apology, and requesting that the Chinese video and music sharing company bear the studios’ litigation costs, the MPAA said in a statement.