Lawsuit over movies on Web settled

From Times Wire Services

Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Co. and other members of the Motion Picture Assn. of America settled a lawsuit against a website they accused of illegally posting copyrighted movies.

Cinematube.net, operated by Georgian Tien "Timothy" Tran, will pay $1.38 million to the companies and admit violating copyrights as part of the settlement filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

The companies sued in September, seeking monetary damages and a court order barring illegal postings, including some films still in theaters.

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