Thor Schrock Interviews the Jeff Schwartz about Popcorn.net Class Action Suit

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  • Written on: August 19th, 2006

Today on Compute This I had the opportunity to speak on the air with Jeff Schwartz, of the Law Offices of Manuel H. Miller from California. Jeff is the attorney who is working to assemble a class action lawsuit against the makers of the MovieLand, MoviePass, and Popcorn.net spyware infections.

For those of you who are not aware, these three software programs solicit people on the web to install a “free” 3-day trial service that allows them to download movies and other media files from the Internet. However, unless you cancel the 3-day trial before it expires, you will be haunted by continual pop-ups that nearly debilitate your computer until you pay their subscription fees.

If you missed the show, you can listen to the entire interview here.


Apparently there is a law in California that requires a firm to provide a cease and desist request in situations involving deceptive advertising which gives the company 30 days to reign in their practices. Jeff files this request about a week ago, and to that there has been no change in the business or advertising practices of these websites. If that trend continues, in about 3 weeks a class-action lawsuit will be filed.

If you have been infected by these software programs, paid their subscription fees, paid someone to remove the popups from your computer (yes even us), or if you have purchased anti-spyware software to help you remove these infections, you may qualify to become a member of the class.

Jeff told our listeners that the object of this lawsuit is to put these websites out of business. While there is no guarantee of any kind of monetary payout by involving yourself in this case, for the first time EVER you have the opportunity to strike back at the people who infect your computer with this undesirable software.

I can’t tell you how many people have said at one time or another that they wished someone would have to pay for this kind of behavior. If you were “touched” by these websites or their software programs, you should contact Jeff’s firm at http://www.manuelhmiller.com

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