Fox Continues Its Assault on Bootleggers

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Twentieth Century Fox continued its war against bootleggers yesterday by filing six lawsuits against dozens of people that it says sold bootleg DVDs of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Marley & Me, Avatar and Bride Wars. In order to catch the pirates Fox sent its employees undercover and had them buy DVDs on sites like Craigslist, iOffer.com and Sell.com. The sellers were scattered all across the country, from California to New Jersey and now they might owe Fox as much as $150,000 for each infringement. Or, if they choose, they can be disemboweled by Wolverine's claws.

Fox Files More Suits Claiming DVD Piracy [Media Decoder/NYT]