Time Warner Dropped Number of Lookups to 10 a MonthAdded: Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
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Time Warner Cable has limited IP address lookups to only 10 a month, thus pushing the time it would take to disclose the identities of 4 thousand Defendants to over 30 years.
Internet service provider is currently pushing back against attempts by attorney Evan Stone, working on behalf of Larry Flynt Publishing, to reveal the names of 4,000 IP addresses alleged of illegally sharing “This Ain’t Avatar XXX” video.
The abovementioned attorney has filed 3 separate lawsuits against over 4 thousand unnamed BitTorrent users, but Time Warner refused to turn over all names at once. The ISP limited discovery to only 10 a month, thus pushing the length of time it would take it to reveal all the identities to 33 years. This way, it seems to hint that if you’re a pirate in these times, it is the right ISP to have.
Actually, Time Warner has already got an experience of fighting such mass BitTorrent lawsuit efforts. For example, it recently told the US Copyright Group (USCG) that it is only able to handle no more than 28 IP address lookups a month. In respond, the law firm countered that the broadband provider has no “outer limit” to the number of IP addresses it can “reasonably handle”. In its turn, the ISP explained the USCG that its IP address subpoenas are on top of the hundreds it already receives from law enforcement, which are often “emergency requests in which death or serious physical injury are at issue.” Thus, all of the USCG’s subpoenas would redirect all its resources away from compliance with law enforcement requests, which the company can’t afford.
While the USCG kept challenging ISP’s claims of what was feasible and push on with the mass lawsuits, Larry Flynt Publishing has taken a decision to discontinue the lawsuit altogether, because is has business dealings with Time Warner and simply doesn’t want to poison the relationship.
Meanwhile, the Adult Copyright Company, positioning itself as a market leader in fighting piracy in adult area, has also faced a setback to its mass lawsuits. So, it seems that the best defense is ISPs refusing to play games with law firms who don’t realistically expect many cases to go to trial. Since they are only looking for quick settlements, but not justice, anything that impedes their attempts is welcome news.
January 2nd ,2011Posted by:
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
|Lol, go Time Warner. Ironic, while i have there service and have other headache's with them. Atleast there Decent somtimes.|
|posted by (2011-01-02 20:38:13)|
|Information if power!|
|posted by (2011-01-03 01:50:42)|
|any one know what AT&Ts policey for piracy is? king that is so true.|
|The point many of us have made is the USCG, RIAA, MPAA and others are demanding that someone else foot the expense of what they are doing in regards to their "nukem all" law suits. These "copyright" protectors LMFAO realized all the many millions of dollars in expense they have to pay if they "paid" for these demands on their behalf... Why do you think they filed tens of thousands of lawsuits in DC Court in one mass filing; TO SAVE MONEY PERIOD.....|
|posted by (2011-01-03 08:30:42)|
|Didn't Larry Flint copy or steal his characters and storyline from Avatar by James Cameron. Maybe James Cameron should be able to sue him. But thats legal what a hipocrite.|
|posted by (2011-01-03 10:31:43)|
|"Internet service provider is currently pushing back against attempts by attorney Evan Stone" |
EVAN STONE IS A PORNO ACTOR not a Shyster lawyer..
|posted by (2011-01-03 10:33:26)|
|"Meanwhile, the Adult Copyright Company, positioning itself as a market leader in fighting piracy in adult area"|
Oh PUHHHH-LEEEZE... 95% of tapes/dvds are compilations of material STOLEN back and forth between companies..
|Wow i use them also||
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