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23,000 file sharers targeted in the latest suit

wiedzmin (1269816) writes | more than 3 years ago

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wiedzmin (1269816) writes "Subpoenas are expected to go out this week to ISP's in what could be a biggest BitTorrent downloading case in U.S. history. At least 23,000 file sharers are being targeted by the U.S. Copyright Group for downloading "Expendables". Company appears to have adopted Righthaven's strategy in blanket-suing large numbers of defendants and offering an option to quickly settle online for a moderate payment. The IP addresses of defendants have allegedly been collected by paid snoops capturing IP addresses of all peers who were downloading or seeding Sylvester Stallone's flick last year. I am curious to see how this will tie into the the BitTorrent case ruling made earlier this year, indicating that an IP address does not uniquely identify the person behind it."
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