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Movie Industry Denies Lawsuit Strategy Despite Proliferation of Legal Actions and Settlement Demands Against Thousands of Canadians

Over the past several years, hundreds of thousands of Canadians have received notifications from movie and television interests threatening high-priced lawsuits unless they agreed to pay settlement fees. Moreover, a recent strategy led by the law firm Aird & Berlis has resulted in hundreds of actual legal filings against individuals, using a reverse class action strategy described as a “legal machine”. Yet despite the proliferation of lawsuits and demand letters, the head of the movie industry in Canada recently told the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology that lawsuits against individuals were not part of their legal strategy.

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July 9, 2018 30 comments News

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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March 31, 2010 4 comments Must Reads

UK Law Firm Planning to File Thousands Of P2P Demand Letters

The BBC reports that a UK law firm plans to file at least 15,000 legal demand letters earlier next year against people suspect of file sharing.  The letters will threaten lawsuits but offer settlement terms of hundreds of pounds per person.

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November 27, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

CIRPA Calls for Longer Data Retention To Facilitate Lawsuits

The Canadian Independent Record Production Association has posted its submission to the copyright consultation.  Notwithstanding the industry's repeated assurances that it does not plan to file lawsuits in Canada, CIRPA calls on the government to establish "the retention of data by users for a sufficient period to allow for effective […]

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September 23, 2009 9 comments Must Reads

Bell: Why Don’t Content Owners Sue Our Subscribers?

The government has just posted the audio from the Toronto copyright roundtable held in late August. The discussion started off with a bang with comments from Bell Canada. Bell had a lot of good things to say including support for the positions of Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright.  The discussion […]

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September 9, 2009 11 comments News