MPAA accuses streaming-video startup of copyright violations

04/6/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

The Motion Picture Association of America has filed a lawsuit against online movie firm Zediva, saying that the company is violating copyright law by streaming DVDs for customers for as little as $1. The company bills itself as a movie-rental service, but the MPAA's lawyers argue the service is a form of "public performance," which would require a license. Zediva responded to the suit by closing the site to new subscribers.

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