May 26, 2006 |
A company accused of aiding movie pirates says the group that represents Hollywood studios hired a computer hacker to spy on it. Valence Media, which operates www.torrentspy.com, sued the Motion Picture Assn. of America on Wednesday, saying the trade group paid a hacker $15,000 to break into Valence's computers and get private information, including e-mails, financial information and trade secrets. The lawsuit, filed in U.S.