Expendables Producers Targeted 23,000 BitTorrent UsersAdded: Thursday, May 12th, 2011
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US Copyright Group (USCG) has made a list of over 23,000 IP addresses of BitTorrent file-sharers it alleges of unauthorized downloads of Sylvester Stallone’s movie Expendables. Eventually, US District judge has approved USCG’s motion for discovery on ISPs to reveal their real names.
Now the USCG is gearing up for probably the largest unauthorized file-sharing case ever. The news is that the law firm has compiled a list of 23,322 IP addresses, all of which are already approved for discovery by the country’s District Judge Robert Wilkins. All the unknown defendants are suspected of unauthorized downloading of Sylvester Stallone’s movie Expendables. Actually, the USCG has been preparing to sue BitTorrent file-sharers since January.
Robert Wilkins approved the request of the US Copyright Group for subpoenaing the Internet service providers over the alleged IP addresses in March 2011, but the list was only 6,500 back then. As we can see, it now stands at over 23,000 (and counting), which shows the earnestness of the law firm in seeing this effort through.
Nevertheless, questions over the validity of the lawsuit still remain, because the company has already tried to target over 20,000 BitTorrent file-sharers in another lawsuit, but without much success. For example, recently US District Judge required the USCG to alter the list of defendants in such way that there were only those individuals whom the UCSG reasonably believes the court has jurisdiction over. Thus, the court refused to accept the possibility to join many people into a single lawsuit just because they were “part of a swarm” sharing copyrighted content.
In the current lawsuit some of the unknown defendants also reside outside the court’s jurisdiction. However, at the moment Judge Wilkins has not delivered any ruling over this issue. The next point of concern is the recent Judge Harold A. Baker’s decision to refuse a Canadian adult entertainment company’s discovery on personal details of over 1,000 people suspected of unauthorized downloading on the grounds that some of the accused may be innocent. That time the judge referred to the case of a raid by FBI which resulted in discovery that the person responsible of infringement was the neighbor of the suspected family.
Anyway, one may wonder what Sylvester Stallone thinks about the lawsuit, which is most likely targeting people that also went to the theaters to watch the movie.
May 12th,2011Posted by:
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
|haha good luck they have a large ass job finding all those that downloaded it too big would cost millions of pounds to do.|
|Let's see, their huge scare suit against the Hurt Locker downloaders went NOWHERE as predicted. This type of campaign is getting rejected judiciously all the time now, as seen most recently in Illinois where a judge ruled an IP address does not constitute an individual. Gee, I wonder what will happen this time. People are learning not to be afraid any more, but they are still trying to capitalize on the negligent as long as they can.|
|posted by (2011-05-12 15:07:20)|
|They should be in court answering charges related to that unwatchable movie.|
|there just mad because there movie didnt do great they hyped it up on t.v to be the greatest action movie of all time and to me i thought it was S$%^ lol|
|lol, another waste of tax payers dollars|
|posted by (2011-05-12 17:00:24)|
|This just go's to show how stupid the movie studios really are.|
Keep on paying you dume asses ?
At least the lawyers are laughing all the way to the banks...
|posted by (2011-05-12 18:00:11)|
|Just another way to get money, anyways they are going to spend MILLIONS doing this and what would they accomplish? NOTHING, user will find better and safer ways. Just one of many reasons why everyone should protect their IP when sharing!|
|posted by (2011-05-12 18:02:19)|
|and just for that when they are finished directing and completing part two of the Expendables i will be one of the very first to down load it and share it along with file shares across da planet, and i wont stop. this is da vida man.|
|Thanx for The News!!!|
|posted by (2011-05-12 18:43:35)|
|Great article mate,|
|I doubt anything will come of this I mean 23k come on christ if those people all wanted a court appointed lawyer it drain the system dry...fck this country|
|posted by (2011-05-12 23:33:11)|
|Wow I bought this in blu ray 32 Bucks. I like the box good film big shot gun! I have a movie room with all my purchases and receipts . i do not buy sh!tty movies i screen them hear lol.But Thats 26000 lawyers against one 26,ooo MINDS! Wow sure they will come up with a victory.|
|lol @ comment no. 3|
|posted by (2011-05-13 03:45:17)|
|Expendables?? never watched that movie but it looks ok LMFAO.|
|posted by (2011-05-13 03:48:02)|
|Lots of greed in the world by the Elitist this will go on for years as they will never have enough very sad.|
They are trying to sue people for DOWNLOADING? NOT Uploading as ACS aka diaper Stain tried to do?
Jee lets see at 8.00 per month from Netflix; wait for it wait for it; where do I send my Two Cents for being a bad bot? NOT....
Even if they were able to bring some one into court via a lawsuit they would only have to pay what the retail price for a movie say from WalWort bargain bid....
|posted by (2011-05-13 15:34:42)|
|Go to China and file a law suit at least they can get 20 millions people - LMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|i don't think stallone gives a shit about this lawsuit|
|i'm so glad they're still wasting their time with these lawsuits. while they're pre-occupied doing this, i can go rob liquor stores and there won't be enough man power or tax dollars to catch me...DRINKS ON ME WORLD!!!!!|
|HEY FOLKS!!!!!....I am new to torrents and I have downloaded a few movies over the last few months, because I wanted to see whether the movie was worth buying on Blu-ray as I got sick of buying movies I hadn't seen that turned out to be crap. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW I HIDE MY IP ADDRESS SO THAT I DON'T GET CAUGHT UP IN THIS LAWSUIT STUFF IN THE FUTURE.|
|comment #21 i wld recomend peer guardian...|
|posted by (2011-05-14 19:14:37)|
|21 , whiskerz87 is right peerguardian or is it peerblock now ? also i use peersheild aswell , cant be to careful .|
|#21 use peerblock, or better yet get a seedbox and/or Proxy server.|
|in most countries, downloading isnt a crime, only uploading.|
in asia, you can get a dvd with several movies on it for a dollar.
this movie was not good and they are just trying to make up the profits they would never have made anyway.
|wow 12 you are soooo cool!|
you have a movie room!
what about the occurrence of cd rot? same for dvds if not made of gold.
oh, you never heard of it? its caused when the aluminum oxidizes due to imperfections or minute damage to the edges of the discs.
and what about the original dvds that for some reason some dvd players (and not cheap ones) cant play even if they are the right region or code free?
you buy dvds that have shelf life, and then in a few years you cant find the same movies again because they are out of production... sometimes downloading is the only way to get the old movies or songs back.
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