Adult Movie Company Continued With File-Sharing LawsuitAdded: Monday, September 5th, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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First Time Video, a Nevada-based porn video company, received a permission to continue with its lawsuit against file-sharers, who are accused of using BitTorrent to illegally share the company’s copyrighted content.
Back in 2010, the adult movie corporation first took legal action against five hundred unknown copyright infringers. The company subpoenaed Internet service providers in an attempt to figure out the real names and addresses of the accused individuals. When the Internet service providers served its users, twenty-one of them moved to quash, 4 moved to dismiss and 8 moved to sever.
Now the company is going to continue with the suit, as last week U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo ditched the remaining motions, deciding that the quash motions didn’t demand any privileged data protected by either the federal rules or the Constitution. The judge claimed that anonymous speech didn’t enjoy absolute protection. Moreover, copyright violation wasn’t protected by the First Amendment. In the 23-page ruling, the judge also stressed that BitTorrent users might express themselves through the content selected and made available to any other user in a kind of manner which might be entitled to First Amendment protection. However, it is unclear how this could help the defendants.
Meanwhile, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act offered the grounds for the defendants’ motion. The Act says that an individual or an entity that provide an electronic communication service to others shall not knowingly divulge the contents of a communication. The judge ruled that despite the fact that the supposed defendants’ First Amendment right to anonymous speech online might be implicated, the courts had consistently ruled that Internet users didn’t have any reasonable expectation of privacy in their subscriber data, because they had already conveyed such data to their broadband providers.
That wasn’t everything for the accused defendants. According to the media reports, the court has also dismissed the defendants’ plea that the subpoenas in question would subject them to undue burden. The judge has pointed out that another attempt to sever by the defendants could be filed at a later date.
September 5th,2011Posted by:
Monday, September 5th, 2011
|posted by (2011-09-05 21:57:05)|
|ofc they are its all about money no matter what|
|posted by (2011-09-06 07:10:51)|
|Always makes me laugh when people are surprised that a sleazebag industry, run by total sleazebags and low lifes who will do ANYTHING for money, decides to increase profits by easy means, ie: targetting the general public. They see the film and music industries getting away with it, so why shouldn't the porn industry jump on the bandwagon?|
I'm not agreeing with them, I'm just saying it not really a surprise is it .
|MMMMAAAAAANNN What Diks They are.....|
|posted by (2011-09-07 01:20:59)|
|As long as bitorrent exist, people are going to learn or see a way to download non copyrighted and copyrighted content, its the freeness of downloading and sharing that give bittorent its name if a company decides to pursue people maybe that is when bittorrent should be held accountable not the people that download it and share it!|
|posted by (2011-09-07 01:27:29)|
|Thers a way to get everything, if u want it. And this is bullshit||
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