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Hollywood, Silicon Valley Sharpen Their Swords in Piracy War- Variety

Aaron Liskin was quoted in Ted Johnson’s Variety article “Hollywood, Silicon Valley Sharpen Their Swords in Piracy War,” which discusses the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in relation to Hollywood’s mounting lawsuits against movie streaming websites. The article cites the recent lawsuit against MovieTube, in which major studios have sought a preliminary injunction that would require sites such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo and others to “cease or disable services to the company.”

Aaron said that although the studios’ request was “somewhat uncommon,” the fact that they don’t know who is behind the website is an key factor.

“The general rule of thumb is that injunctions bind parties (to litigation). Here Facebook and Yahoo are not parties,” Aaron also added.

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