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Originally posted by edog11
IP-Address Is Not a Person, BitTorrent Case Judge Says
This is gonna be big... How can one sue more than 23.000 people, based on IP's? Since when can you identify a person by fishing their IP? IP activity is NOT a sure way of finding a persons identity since anyone could use your IP to do anything he or she wishes on the net. Without further evidence, I think it is going to be very hard to win this lawsuit for the multi million dollar companies... As long as the judge is not corrupt of course.
Here is the list with all IP's untill now.
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 10-5-2011 by edog11 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by edog11
Are You One of 23,000 Defendants in the US' Biggest Illegal Download Lawsuit?
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Did you illegally download a copy of The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone's old-school macho get-together fight-fest from last year? If so, watch your inbox: You're likely one of the more than 23,000 file sharers being sued for doing so by the US Copyright Group in what is now the largest BitTorrent downloading case in US legal history.
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Originally posted by someonesaint
reply to post by fleabit
No , but if your friend bought that watch , and gave it to you , wouldnt you take it ?
Originally posted by Flighty
And as for paying for a license, most licenses I have to either sign or tick an agreement to.
So unless the music and movie business are more up front about that, then that also is just another con and deceitful practice where they are misrepresenting.
Originally posted by Raelsatu
Any logical person can see this is ridiculous, despite the flawed logic that downloading a torrent is somehow criminal. You pay for the internet each month, you should be able to download whatever you like (minus rare exceptions like CP): Somebody uploaded the movie; the information is floating around in 'space-time', digitally, wasting away. The question is, why would you not download it? Do you want that information to go to to waste? So 23 thousand more people saw the movie, regardless of whether or not you got paid an extra 100k. When I create a piece of art, I would love for it to be getting thousands of extra downloads; can only mean more exposure for me. The only difference is that these companies are run by an insatiable greed, and somehow are not already happy with the hundreds of millions they'v received in revenues.
I don't see anyone doing anything about the fact that the government gives billions of our tax dollars a year to the richest corporations in the world (Exxon)? Or that Wall St. and the banks are ravaging our country with their endless greed? Or that we're wasting trillions on the wars overseas, all the while sacraficing peoples lives so the defense contractors can bank. No, we're prosecuting poor/middle class people for downloading The Expendables! Talk about hypocrisy.
Originally posted by RelentlessLurker
reply to post by AmazedByU
according to certain users in this thread, since youve already purchased your license you should be able to waltz into any store and take another copy.
it wont matter since (according to other users) you never really buy a physical copy,