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Thousands of New File Sharing Lawsuits Launched in the U.S.

THR reports that more than 20,000 individuals have been sued for downloading movies via BitTorrent in recent weeks.  The suits may be part of a larger strategy that could see another 30,000 hit with lawsuits in the coming days.

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  1. It’s lawyers like these…..
    From TFA:

    “We’re creating a revenue stream and monetizing the equivalent of an alternative distribution channel,” says Weaver.

    This is what this is about. These kind of comments are mind boggling and show such a lack of respect for the actual judicial process all these law suits should be thrown out and these lawyer fools disbarred for wasting everyone’s time.

    Note also that the IP represented by these lawsuits are movies that all bombed: it disgusts me that these people expect to use courts to break-even on their own product failures.

  2. A comment about this on Slashdot went “How long do you suppose it will be until we find out that they are actually seeding the torrents themselves?”

    A new alternative revenue stream indeed.

  3. concerned about ACTA and Canada says:

    Guardley IT ramifications
    With BMG_Canada v. John Doe (2004), how does this announcement affect Canadians, if at all?

    In the music cases brought by the RIAA, they used Media Sentry (a practice they no longer endorse or use), which spied upon users shared folders and used decoy files to identify IP addresses – the MPAA is now using Guardley IT as the third party company to identify IP addresses inside the various torrents…

    What are the Canadian laws, the copyright laws, concerning downloading movies?

    How does ACTA affect that or how do the proposed changes that ACTA suggests affect canadian legislation?

  4. Sooner or later the courts south of the border are going to get fed up and blow their corks.