A website devoted to movies reedited by their fans has decided to shut down following threats of legal action by the Motion Picture Associations of America, according to the website TorrentFreak. The website Fanedit.org offered "improved or just plain different versions of existing movies," TorrentFreak said, sometimes posting several versions of the movies such as Alien, The Matrix, Terminator, Star Trek, Titanic, Harry Potter, and Pulp Fiction. An administrator of the site, calling himself boon23, said that although the site is noncommercial and everyone who edits a movie is required to own the DVD, the MPAA has taken the position that it engages in copyright infringement, and the host of the website has reportedly warned Fanedit.org that it will be shut down unless it removes the offending material.

24/11/2008