|Company Says MPAA Paid Hacker to Spy|
|Associated Press News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Fri, 26 May 2006 15:30:46 -0500
Valence Media, a company accused of aiding online movie pirates, says|
the group that represents Hollywood studios hired a computer hacker to
spy on it.
Valence Media, which operates the Web site http://www.torrentspy.com,
On Wednesday, the company sued the Motion Picture Association of
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, claims an
The MPAA employees offered the hacker $15,000 if the information
The MPAA denied the accusations Thursday.
"We see this as nothing more than a desperate attempt to obscure the
The Web site operated by Valence Media indexes files located on a
The studios say torrentspy could easily prevent the piracy by not
A motion by Valence media to dismiss the MPAA's lawsuit was denied in
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