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States Urged To Watch File Sharing

Lobbyists for record companies and Hollywood movie studios laid out a case against online file-sharing Thursday before a group of attorneys general, suggesting the state prosecutors should examine whether such companies are breaking state laws.

Addressing the National Association of Attorneys General, the entertainment industry representatives warned that consumers in their states needed to be protected from the impact of online file-sharing over so-called peer-to-peer networks.

“P2P networks pose tremendous piracy problems … but they also pose very substantial threats to consumers,” said Fritz Attaway, executive vice president and general counsel for the Washington-based Motion Picture Association of America.

Read more at USA Today.