Movie Studio Offered File-Sharers $1000 AmnestyAdded: Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
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Liberty Media, which recently filed a lawsuit against cyberlocker HotFile and 1000 of its users, now reveals its latest plan to extract money from illegal file-sharers. The movie studio chose a way that differs from the one that their competitors go – first sue users and then ask for cash payments. Instead, the movie studio wants infringers to be proactive – hand themselves over to the company and make sure they have $1,000 in cash on them.
It was a few weeks ago that the movie studio Liberty Media was boasting to the media of an enormous $250,000 settlement they had extracted from one of the infringers. However, it turned out that the defendant in that case wouldn’t be paying this huge amount, as it had been touted around in public for a sole purpose of scaring other BitTorrent users. Indeed, it was a single person lawsuit, unlike those involving thousands of unnamed defendants public has got used to. Therefore, the motives behind this action were supposed to differ from turn-piracy-into-profit. Today it appeared that it had been a wrong assumption.
Liberty Media, through its subsidiary Corbin Fisher, has just announced its new anti-piracy scheme, which in fact explains clearly why the company was so concerned with its recent $250,000 settlement. The company announced that it’s time for those who infringed its copyright to hand themselves in: Liberty Media is offering an amnesty from 8th February for two weeks.
The Corbin Fisher’s head announced that although BitTorrent users are stealing from the company, they wanted to give them a chance to move on, offering an amnesty for two weeks where they promise to resolve these cases “quickly and cheaply.” So, those who decide to “admit their mistakes” are offered to hand themselves in, but not go empty handed – they should have $1000 with them to “resolve” the case. In return, Liberty Media promises they won’t get sued, and will even receive a year’s membership to their sites.
As for the rest, the movie studio is warning it is going to launch lawsuits soon. A list of thousands of suspected infringers is reported to have already been provided to the company by an independent research group. All users from the list are expected to be targeted in the first wave of lawsuits next month. So, now anyone who has been involved in illegal file-sharing of the company’s movies through a BitTorrent network is encouraged to contact the movie studio immediately. Just don’t forget the money, guys!
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
February 1st ,2011Posted by:
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
|posted by (2011-02-01 12:20:16)|
|settlement is for the weak its only 2 scare ppl into a settlement dont ever do it fight all the way then counter sue them after|
|if someone buys a file and shares it, he bought full control of the file or movie, he didn't buy the right to have some one tell him what he can do with his material that he bought. they can go to hell|
|these idiots should start paying uploaders across the board money for advertising.. the movie and music industries made a profit last year..|
i wonder how many people do the 'download, try before you buy'
and as for buying the file.. half the top end uploaders buy the product anyway.. my belief is simple.. you buy it and walk out the shop YOU F****** OWN IT!!! thy can shove their copyright fair up there greedy arses! :))
|I'm holding out for a better amnesty deal. I reckon I'll wait until THEY offer US the $1000. I'd turn myself in for that. ;)|
|I'm going to keep my $1000 and pick up myself a brand new 8TB raid array and strive to fill it up.||
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