MPAA Wins $111 Million Judgment Against Download Site TorrentSpy

The six major movie studios won their copyright infringement case against file-sharing Web site Site operator Valence Media has been fined $111 million, or $30,000 per violation, for roughly 3,700 illegal movie and TV-show downloads.

While the MPAA has praised the significance of the decision, handed down Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, its only value may be symbolic., a BitTorrent search engine, shut down in March, and Valence has sought bankruptcy protection.

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