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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 randmcnatt on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:47AM

    by randmcnatt (671) on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:47AM (#4635)
    Voltage Pictures already has the IP addresses. The article referenced in the story [] doesn't say it directly, but the Court order [] itself makes that clear [PDF alert -- the decision starts on on page 56]:

    "2. TekSavy Solutions Inc. (TekSavvy) shall disclose to the Plaintiff the contact information, in the form of names and address, of the TekSavvy customer accounts (subscribers) associated with the IP addresses attached as Exhibit B..."

    It also reveals that Voltage has 22 American lawsuits in the works suing about 28,000 unknown alleged infringers.

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