The studios filing the complaint are Twentieth Century Fox Film, Disney Enterprises, Paramount Pictures, Universal City Studios Productions, Columbia Pictures Industries and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
"MPAA studios' civil lawsuit against #Megaupload is a desperate attempt to concoct cover for the DOJ's weak criminal allegations @KimDotcom," wrote Dotcom's lawyer Ira Rothken in a Twitter message. Referring to the charge that Megaupload was encouraging users to upload pirated movies by paying them to do so, Dotcom wrote in a Twitter message that "Files above 100MB filesize did not earn rewards on #Megaupload."
The studios claim they are entitled to unspecified damages as well as the profits of Megaupload.
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