5/30/2010

Feds sue 6 websites for offering free comic books

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:54 am

Six websites run by a Florida man violated federal copyright laws by allowing visitors to view Batman and other comic books for free without permission from the publishers or authors, government lawyers charge in a federal lawsuit.

ComicBooksFree.com, HTMLcomics.com, and PlayboyMonthly.com were among the domain names run by Gregory Steven Hart doing business as Database Engineers Inc. located in Tampa, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in Tampa federal court.

“We have taken civil action to shut down the websites and take custody of the website domains,” said Steve Cole, the spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa.

 

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