Washington sues movie download service for spyware


The state of Washington has sued the owners of the Movieland.com, alleging that the company used spyware to strong arm users into signing up for its paid movie download service. Consumers who dowloaded Movieland.com's free three day trial software would eventually be hit with frequent popup ads informing them that they were legally obliged to purchase the product, said Paula Selis, an assistant attorney general with the state.

The tactics forced some consumers to give in and pay between $19.95 and $100 for the service, she said. Washington sues movie download service for spyware - Network World

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