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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: 1) by Absinth on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:37AM

    by Absinth (2711) on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:37AM (#4630)
    Yeah I tried to include in my original post but it didn't seem to work...
    then I noticed Allowed HTML but I couldn't figure out how to edit my submission.

    On another note, I understand that the Court's decision includes safeguards, that there are limitations to how much money copyright holders can go for per infringement but how far can this end up going? Will newer, slacker legislation come up when requests clog up federal courts? Will cops show up on my doorstep for a viral vine video with The Traveler playing in the background?
  • (Score: 4, Informative) by combatserver on Saturday February 22 2014, @01:31AM

    by combatserver (38) on Saturday February 22 2014, @01:31AM (#4649)

    "...then I noticed Allowed HTML but I couldn't figure out how to edit my submission."

    I have been composing my submissions in the submission form with "plain old text" selected, and periodically backing it up in a .rtf file as I go along. Add in your HTML (I've been avoiding HTML paragraph breaks as they seem a little buggy at times), and then "Preview" to test the HTML and visual layout. Backup in the .rtf, rinse repeat.

    When it's good to go, submit--once they are submitted, you cannot edit your submission. (as I said, hopefully this will change in the near future)

    Having an unedited backup of your original submission allows you to determine what changes were made by the editors.

    Look forward to your next submission!

    I hope I can change this later...