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posted by LaminatorX on Friday February 21 2014, @10:45PM   Printer-friendly
from the A-leashed-hyena-is-still-a-hyena dept.

dbot writes

"In the latest turn in an ongoing legal dispute, Canadian ISP TekSavvy has been ordered to hand over the IP addresses information of subscribers allegedly engaging in copyright infringement of Voltage Pictures works.

While it doesn't look like a great decision on the surface (an IP address does not uniquely identify an infringer), the court specifically said it wants to sign off on the wording of any contact notices issued by Voltage to prevent extortionary "Copyright Troll" messages. It will be interesting to see if this new decision scales."

 
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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by wjwlsn on Friday February 21 2014, @11:15PM

    by wjwlsn (171) on Friday February 21 2014, @11:15PM (#4594) Homepage Journal

    This isn't exactly correct. While they do have a lot of crap, they also have "The Hurt Locker" and "Dallas Buyer's Club"... and those are just the two I recognized immediately.

    Please note that I'm only posting this to keep our facts straight. I do not support what they're trying to do with their legal BS.

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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by forsythe on Friday February 21 2014, @11:28PM

    by forsythe (831) on Friday February 21 2014, @11:28PM (#4602)

    The only name I'd recognized was "The Hurt Locker", which I'd only heard about in connection with the massive lawsuit over piracy a while back. Perhaps Voltage's legal department is trying a long term strategy of Streisand effect-ing their catalog?

    • (Score: 4, Informative) by Ezber Bozmak on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:36AM

      by Ezber Bozmak (764) on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:36AM (#4629)

      The only name I'd recognized was "The Hurt Locker", which I'd only heard about in connection with the massive lawsuit over piracy a while back.

      Your not knowing much about it says more about you than anything else. It won 6 oscars, twice as many as any other movie that year plus tons of other awards. [imdb.com] That movie's success was the reason the director, Katheryn Bigelow was able to make the pro-torture movie "Zero Dark Thirty" a couple of years later.

      • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Fry on Saturday February 22 2014, @02:26AM

        by Fry (642) on Saturday February 22 2014, @02:26AM (#4657)

        Your not knowing much about it says more about you than anything else.

        Yeah, right. Notice how no-one's modding you up?

  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:03AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:03AM (#4614)

    While they do have a lot of crap, they also have "The Hurt Locker" and "Dallas Buyer's Club"

    Was that supposed to be a disagreement? I saw part of the Hurt Locker on TNT. Every time I caught it, the same thing was always happening—some guys were standing around while one guy dramatically pulled some cables that dramatically turned out to be nothing. Then a bunch of standing around. I just assumed it was a non-budget remake of Episode I.

    • (Score: 2, Interesting) by wjwlsn on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:22AM

      by wjwlsn (171) on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:22AM (#4623) Homepage Journal

      I didn't like "The Hurt Locker" either, but it won six Oscars, which seems to mean something to a lot of people... and "Dallas Buyer's Club" has been nominated for a few as well. By the standards that many people seem to apply, those two movies (and possibly others in Voltage's catalogue) are not complete crap and probably did make a lot of money.

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      • (Score: -1) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 22 2014, @03:17AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 22 2014, @03:17AM (#4664)

        it won six Oscars, which seems to mean something to a lot of people

        Yeah; the people who made it. The Academy Awards is a circlejerk. My balls won six Oscars but you don't hear them going on about it because they don't have their own TV network.

  • (Score: 1) by edIII on Saturday February 22 2014, @07:41PM

    by edIII (791) on Saturday February 22 2014, @07:41PM (#4924)

    The Hurt Locker rings a bell for me. I remember there being something in the news about the company going after pirates for that one title specifically.

    If they really were a small sucky group with no titles, they wouldn't have the resources to engage in such pointless terrorism. There are 17 different versions of the Hurt Locker alone on just one private torrent site I checked. Looking at their movies they do have something worth protecting.

    There is no path to victory for them. Unless you are interested in it, nobody remembers a damn thing, nor do they care about, case precedence like that. Young people today do things far more reckless and dangerous than downloading a movie on a public tracker *and* seeding it.

    I can't wait for the world to collectively get its head out of its ass and figure out a new model to compensate IP producers. It's the only thing keeping fresh content coming into the Public Domain.

    Voltage Pictures LLC and others are fighting so hard in the other direction they wish to eliminate Public Domain and Fair Use entirely. That's not a road with a good ending either.

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