The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) filed four lawsuits yesterday against individuals in Memphis and Jackson, Tennessee. The civil suits allege that the defendants two Memphians, one person from Bartlett, one from Selmer illegally swapped movies over the Internet. The MPAA states that $7 billion in revenue was lost due to Internet movie piracy
. Fines can be as high as $150,000 per downloaded movie.