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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: 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?

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  • (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?