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MPAA sues Grandfather over grandson's downloads

A 67-year-old man who says he doesn't even like watching movies has been sued by the film industry for copyright infringement after his 12 year old grandson downloaded The Incredibles, I, Robot, The Grudge, and The Forgotten in December, without knowing it was illegal to do so.

The Motion Picture Association of America filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Fred Lawrence of Racine, seeking as much as $600,000 in damages for downloading four movies over the Internet file-sharing service iMesh.

The Racine man said his grandson downloaded the movies out of curiosity, and deleted the computer files immediately. The family already owned three of the four titles on DVD, he said.

Source: USAToday