Studios sue ‘Hotfile’ file-host site

Five major motion picture makers have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Florida against a website called Hotfile, which is known to be one of the top 100 websites in the world as far as daily traffic is concerned.

Hotfile is a “cyberlocker” website, which is known to be a file-hosting website. It gives users a way to personally store large files on the internet. Although there are legitimate uses for these sites, many file-sharers use them to illegally store and share copyrighted movies and other forms of entertainment.

The complaint, which you can read here thanks to THR, Esq., has the studios alleging copyright infringement on myriad of files (their movies, they say) and seeking significant sums in damages.