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Hollywood Will Sue Australian File-Sharers

Hollywood Will Sue Australian File-Sharers

Added: Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
After Hollywood studies have sued more than 3.6 million people in Germany and 200,000 in the US, they seem to have their eyes set on Australia.


One of the Australian’s largest Internet service providers released a report, saying that thousands of the citizens will soon be accused of a crime by the Hollywood studios and demanded to settle for undisclosed amount or go to court. The “commercial invoicing” model is similar to what the Hollywood employs in other parts of the globe: some law company collaborates with a movie, music or game studios that don’t care what people think of them. With the help of a dubious bit of IP address harvesting applications, the copyright owner obtains something it claims are the real identities from Internet service providers. After this it’s only a matter of threatening to sue for an outstanding amount of money while “kindly” providing the offer to settle for less.

John Linton, head of the Australian’s Internet service provider Exetel revealed that the company had been approached by American movie distributor Lightning Entertainment. The copyright holder had a list of 150 IP addresses from which someone was sharing their film titled "Kill The Irishman". The same company is targeting nine thousand Australian-based copyright infringements.

Meanwhile, Lightning Entertainment uses a front firm to extort money from suspected violators under the name of Movie Rights Group. The latter’s employees are actually not talking about who they are, while their domain name is anonymised. However, it is known that there is someone named Gordon Walker, the outfit’s vice president of sales and marketing, who had said the web is the “ultimate unkillable beast”. Nevertheless, the Movie Rights Group represents a “commercial solution” to what the copyright owners had previously seen as a legal problem. Gordon Walker explained that one needs police on the information superhighway. Considering the fact the government would not go that far, it would be only up to Hollywood studios. According to his comparison, if one is pulled over by a traffic cop, he kind of expects that the latter has evidence that one has been speeding rather than simply pulls over the drivers that are slow enough to be caught.

October 3rd,2011

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Date:  Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Comments (12) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-10-04 12:38:36)
No avatardirty pricks

posted by (2011-10-04 12:39:07)
No avataris VPN the safest way not to get caught? if so which is best?

posted by (2011-10-04 12:44:55)
DEMONLORD avatarAustralia should tell hollywood to f off

posted by (2011-10-04 13:51:04)
Rockman avatar# 2 still not sure which vpn is the best their are a bunch of them to try; noticed that some seem to slow down dsl speed and can t see if a vpn works or not and then then something called seed boxs; but all i am sure is you don t want to regester with any VPN .

posted by (2011-10-04 14:00:31)
samrx8 avatarHey @ serge0007 i use over play it the best one i have found and it hase over 48 country here is the link and it super fast and only $9.95 man!

posted by (2011-10-04 14:01:20)
samrx8 avatarwell the link didn't show up but just search it

posted by (2011-10-04 15:06:28)
No avatarThis isn't the first time I've heard someone suggest using a VPN to protect ones self while downloading using bittorrent. While I agree that it will help protect your identity, correct me if I'm wrong but won't it also seriously affect your download speeds. With bittorrent your download speed is determined by your potential upload speed. If peers can not connect to you because the don't know your IP address (the whole purpose of the VPN) then your download speed will be seriously affected.
For a much better explanation check out this article:

posted by Blocked (2011-10-04 15:17:07)
No avatarrockman there is nothign with with reg with a VPN .slow VPN that the free ones if pay then you will get full speed im using VPN i have full speed acces to all the blocked sites ect . so free VPN slow download speed paying one dont. seedbox is a good alternativ i would say get both.better safer then sorry.seedbox then its load then when done you downlaod fro mthe seedbox to you PC

posted by (2011-10-05 07:03:24)
420CaRNaGE avatarVPS or VPN with seedbox = solution

If i really like the Movie or TV show i end up buying it on blu-ray (BEST) so it's really only the stuff that is [email protected] that doesn't get my money - fair in my opinion. EARN MY MONEY BIATCHES!!!!!

posted by (2011-10-06 19:07:54)
xxtoolxx avatarI use a VPN service called VyprVPN. It was included as part of a package from Giganews. I am on a 30/30Mbit fiber to the home plan from my ISP.
In my case there is no performance hit to my bandwidth when I'm connected to the VPN compared to when I am not connected. The only things I've experienced that were out of the ordinary are: Facebook asking me if I am logging in from a trusted PC, Utorrent tracker errors regarding the number of connected IPs to the tracker (a concern only for private torrent trackers, it's fixed when I re-login to and update the effected tracker) and 550 errors only when sending mail in Eudora or Outlook (550 relaying mail to [email protected] is not allowed) as opposed to Hotmail or Gmail which work fine. I have to disconnect from the VPN send email from my local program then reconnect, receiving mail is not a problem when connected.

posted by (2011-10-07 08:10:55)
Bructfer avatarwith the size of the US compared to Germany how come more people are getting sued in Germany, wonder if its going to be the same in Australia

posted by (2011-10-09 12:22:08)
Snoop_ThuG avatarThankkks 4 the Article
whats wrong with the Free VPN ?

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