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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 edIII on Saturday February 22 2014, @07:41PM

    by edIII (791) on Saturday February 22 2014, @07:41PM (#4924)

    The Hurt Locker rings a bell for me. I remember there being something in the news about the company going after pirates for that one title specifically.

    If they really were a small sucky group with no titles, they wouldn't have the resources to engage in such pointless terrorism. There are 17 different versions of the Hurt Locker alone on just one private torrent site I checked. Looking at their movies they do have something worth protecting.

    There is no path to victory for them. Unless you are interested in it, nobody remembers a damn thing, nor do they care about, case precedence like that. Young people today do things far more reckless and dangerous than downloading a movie on a public tracker *and* seeding it.

    I can't wait for the world to collectively get its head out of its ass and figure out a new model to compensate IP producers. It's the only thing keeping fresh content coming into the Public Domain.

    Voltage Pictures LLC and others are fighting so hard in the other direction they wish to eliminate Public Domain and Fair Use entirely. That's not a road with a good ending either.

    Technically, lunchtime is at any moment. It's just a wave function.