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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, Interesting) by harmar on Saturday February 22 2014, @01:48AM

    by harmar (2020) on Saturday February 22 2014, @01:48AM (#4651)
    Yup, and to get awarded more than the base amount they actually have to prove damages done to them.. i.e have to justify how joe blow individually hurt them financially by the amount they are requesting, so chances are they will only get the minimum of $100. Not only that they can't do a blanket lawsuit, they have to have each case individually before a judge. They will be losing money hand over fist. This is just a scare tactic.

    Some other interesting tidbits in another article (http://www.cp24.com/news/canadian-isp-to-name-sub scribers-linked-to-alleged-downloading-of-films-1. 1697618#ixzz2tz9lnaAG [cp24.com])

    • Voltage was also ordered to pay any costs that TekSavvy incurs in identifying the customers in the case, as well as legal fees.
    • "If Voltage is asking for figures in excess of ($100) I think the court is going to shut them down pretty darn quickly".
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