In a case that dates back to 2011, Hotfile, a Panama-based cyberlocker, has been found “liable on charges of copyright infringement,” according to a Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) statement sent to Ars on Wednesday.

The official written judgment from the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida remains under seal. Most likely, Hotfile was found liable on secondary infringement, as its direct copyright infringement allegations were tossed aside in July 2011 by the federal judge in the case. When asked to clarify, the MPAA’s spokesperson, Kate Bedingfield, told Ars that “the court won’t make the decision public for 14 days and we can’t say anything else until it does.”     

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