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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: 0, Offtopic) by Absinth on Friday February 21 2014, @11:38PM

    by Absinth (2711) on Friday February 21 2014, @11:38PM (#4606)

    I actually checked the backlog first, saw dupes popping a few hours later, but yeah fuck timestamps since they can be hacked way easier than Ellingson Mineral Company's Gibson.

    theirs
      TekSavvy ordered to hand over subscriber info
    On Friday February 21, @07:38PM
      Canadian ISP orderd to ID downloaders
    On Friday February 21, @09:55PM

    Mine
      Blame Canada for its position on net privacy
    On Friday February 21, @05:42PM

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  • (Score: 1) by GeminiDomino on Saturday February 22 2014, @02:18AM

    by GeminiDomino (661) on Saturday February 22 2014, @02:18AM (#4655)

    Or it could be that yours [soylentnews.org] omitted most of the important aspects of the story, and reads like a Voltage press release. Just a thought.

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 22 2014, @04:34AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 22 2014, @04:34AM (#4685)
    "blame canada!" is a much more inflamatory and not very informative headline than "TekSavvy ordered to"

    I have no problem with obvious flamebait bent articles being skipped over for other dupes.