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MPAA CEO Dan Glickman announces lawsuit against illegal film-file traders.
MPAA President and Chief Executive Dan Glickman announces that movie studios and the Motion Picture Association of America would sue individuals suspected of illegally distributing movies over the internet during a news conference on the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, California November 4, 2004. "Filing suits against movie thieves is our latest step in a wide-ranging, multi-pronged antipiracy effort but far from our first," Glickman said. The MPAA, the trade group representing Hollywood's major studios, said its members would launch suits claiming copyright violation on Nov. 16. The civil suits will seek to stop trading as well as damages up to $30,000 per film, the MPAA said, adding that damages could reach $150,000 if the infringement was deemed willful. REUTERS/Jim Ruymen JR