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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > BitTorrent Tracker Sued For $43m By Microsoft

BitTorrent Tracker Sued For $43m By Microsoft

BitTorrent Tracker Sued For $43m By Microsoft

Added: Monday, February 1st, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Tracker, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Microsoft, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, legal, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
We have already been watching so much of destruction and charging against many BitTorrent sites and their owners because of being included in infringement of copyrighted materials.

This time, for getting one step ahead in curing of piracy, Microsoft has started pointing its fingers on LinkoManija, a well known and successful BitTorrent site which belongs to Kestas Ermanas. Microsoft came together with LANVA, an anti-piracy group and started bringing legal actions against LinkoManija and a demand of $43 million (107 million Lithuanian litas) is made by Microsoft.

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LinkoManija, a BitTorrent site from Lithuania, is known as the top 10 of the most viewed sites in the country. The site has been accused because of commitment using the BitTorrent tracker for the infringement of copyrighted Microsoft’s Office 2003 and 2007. The site is dragged in Vilnius Regional Court and demanded $43 million and even $53,000 could be demanded by Microsoft, according to Lithuanian Law.


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Kestas Ermanas is in high tension because of such horrible case happened with him and his site as his bank accounts related to site are stopped and the site is stopped and taken into custody. He is claiming that wrong people have been charged by Microsoft. The site is inactive since December 2009.

Such move and no letter or request being sent to the BitTorrent tracker for the closure, astonished Kestas. He said, “We informed them that we wanted to cooperate with them, they just had to give us the links to the infringing torrent files,. They never wrote back to us.”

Moreover, along with the site and the owner, the users have also been targeted and about 106 users of LinkoManija are being reported to the police for illegal downloading of Window 7. And those who have broken the laws are to be appeared in the court next month for further questioning.

Kestas is extremely upset about it and seems like his life is gone upside down after being encountered with such situation.

The counting of suing the biggest BitTorrent sites is not stopped yet. Another name that is LinkoManija is being noted just like the other big sites that were assassinated with no sympathy. How longer these anti-piracy outfits would step up to let this piracy stuff be stopped forever? Well, not that long because it can be reduced but not stopped. Let’s see what step they are going to take next to protect the copyrighted material from piracy.



By:-
EMUworld
February 1, 2010

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Monday, February 1st, 2010



Comments (28) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by (2010-02-01 13:52:41)
BenjaWiz avatarMicrosoft? come on they make BILLIONS of dollars this is too hilarious guys I really got a good laugh out of this article like their really hurting for money LMAO.

2
posted by Admin (2010-02-01 14:05:14)
YoGi avatarMicro shaft seems to be affected by the crises.. Hope they burn in hell :D
Thanks EMU nice write up mate

3
posted by (2010-02-01 14:05:41)
rajeevever2000 avatarAnyway Thanx for the read EMU and SAM.........
Microsoft needs money to make there place against one of the very successful company GOOGLE.So they are desperate to make some cash out of anything.......WELL DONE "MICROSOFT".

4
posted by (2010-02-01 14:18:47)
Boomer avatarI AM USING LINUX.

5
posted by Blocked (2010-02-01 14:37:35)
No avatarlol and they earn like 750 million a day whats 43 million less pff

6
posted by (2010-02-01 14:40:40)
POPE305MIKE avatarSOUNDS LIKE BILL GATES GETTING GREEDY , MAYBE , NAH , DONT WANNA SAY THAT , MAYBE I SEND HIS KIDS AN I TOUCH , LOL OR A ZUNE LOADED WITH HIS APPS FOR FREE , THESE STORIES ARE STARTING TO BORE ME , THIS MADNESS WILL NEVER STOP , P2P IS HERE TO STAY , GET OVER IT . AND YES MY WINDOWS 7 WORKS GREAAAAT , AND IT WAS FREE . SO CHUPA ME MR GATES

7
posted by (2010-02-01 14:55:50)
No avatarWait a minute..

Microsoft co-founder Steve Balmer admitted to pirating Apple Computers graphical components to create Windows? I just watched "Pirates of the Silicon Valley" movie.

And now, Steve Balmer President/CEO Microsoft wants piracy justice?

8
posted by (2010-02-01 15:00:16)
Stayingtrue avatarMicrosoft owns how much of the market? I guess it's just not enough money. Incrediable the stuff thats going on against bt sites. Thanks for the article.

9
posted by Site Friend (2010-02-01 16:24:29)
magiccrack avatarnice read very nice read, personally i think Microsoft are sick of being taken to court by other ppls so they are trying to get money back.

They landed up in court recentley due to some components in their Word software was already copyrighted by someone else and yet Microsoft waded in making out it was all their own work and have to pay a huge amount in damages or something along that lines.

take care fellow et'ers ;)

10
posted by (2010-02-01 18:28:32)
No avatarI can't understand the writer of this article.. Is he/she foreign or something.. Not being an asshole, just being honest.. I really can't understand his/her writing..

11
posted by (2010-02-01 19:47:17)
messiahx4ever avatarI have turned in FOUR movie scripts that have been well-documented AND the LAST TWO
WERE FIRST COPY WRITTEN and I got rejection notices from all......until they were made into blockbuster movies, different names but still my material but their lawyers are better paid than mine so I lost. My material is now covered by my legal team ahead of release, now for some reason, studios are willing to talk to my side. They still suck ass and wind as far as I'm concerned. Because of what happened to me, I have a much better understanding of why piracy is so big and why I support it. All should be free and available. As the lawyers showed me from their side, ideas can be "owned", but not kept to any one group in particular.

12
posted by (2010-02-01 21:27:01)
pavan4u avatarthanks for the good share

13
posted by (2010-02-01 23:38:50)
warzy avatarmicrosoft has been fighting against piratcy for a time now,when they came out with vista and win 7,they are not compatible with many downloaders,so the hell with them greedy basterds...please dont buy they new softwarestry to find win xp and lets keep downloading their softwares for free...microsoft are pirates worst enemies!

14
posted by (2010-02-01 23:42:07)
warzy avatarLETS BOYCOT THESE SCUMBAGS!

15
posted by (2010-02-02 00:40:56)
FACOTIME avatarfu*k microsoft they make like 705 million a year so who cares if people are downloading there stuff for free

16
posted by (2010-02-02 03:06:27)
darren1974 avatarmicrosoft is one big con money money money,the x-box im sure they can fix a heat problem.bill gates makes nr £100.000 a minute and now his new games console is a
wii without the controls plus he ripped off his mate thats why mac is mac and then they cry when to them they lose pennies....microsoft should look who should sue who and who rips who off......we should sue them plus keep downloading :-)

17
posted by (2010-02-02 06:45:54)
2canchu avatarLike boomer I use Linux(safe computing) and like warzy boycott, don't use their products you're only contributing to the monopoly. Word

18
posted by Vip MemberET loverSuperman (2010-02-02 10:21:36)
bubanee avatarwell well well... billy gettin on the train ride too is he
what feeling a little broke with all his 0s... i just love the way they pick on sites it's like they pull it out of a hat each month.. gee who's next.. putrid pieces of ..... you know what i mean!

19
posted by ET junkiemen (2010-02-02 11:17:27)
milo33 avatarWhile i agree with most of the posts, you can`t truly slag off Bill Gates for this, as he no longer takes an active role & has stepped down from Microsoft. He now concentrates on his Foundation work, which has pumped millions into hundreds of good causes. Not only is he a billionaire, but he bought himself the feelgood factor too. I do believe he is one of the good guys.
p.s. If you read this Billy, i`m skint & a good cause too !!!

20
posted by ET junkiemen (2010-02-02 11:19:44)
milo33 avatarp.p.s. Thanx Emu/Sam.

21
posted by (2010-02-02 17:37:09)
geology_guy avatarDidn't Microsoft get its start by copyright infringement? It seems that Gates used a lot of Apples copyrighted technology to start Microsoft!

22
posted by menTurtle (2010-02-02 20:43:55)
carlsberg1033 avatarThanks guys and milo could you please give the carrot to him.

23
posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2010-02-02 20:50:00)
fusseltier avatarmicrosoft started by bill gates screwing the guy that made the original operating system QDOS (later msdos) and getting him to sell it for peanuts to him then turning around and selling it to IBM.

24
posted by (2010-02-03 05:42:51)
chuckyd964 avatareventually they'll find a way screw everybody, no matter what system type u got (linux,or windows)bill gates shouldn't be callin the kettle black on copyright laws, he's stole his share of ideas,n he aint hurtin for money

25
posted by (2010-02-03 23:49:08)
RUkiddin avatarWhen Will B. Gates learn? Anyone remember when he said NT4 was hacker Safe - remember Cult of the Dead Cow??
You would think by now he would have learned his lesson - how much money is enough?
His greed is his down fall - don't challenge the Masses - 100's of top paid programmers have never been a match for the hoards of hackers. I have very little respect towards him and his "Lemon" of an O.S.
This is why people write viruses and RAT's - (Remote access Trojans) - recall the SUB7, Net-bus -and on and on! LOL
Great Post - Thx
As always - ROCK ON!

26
posted by (2010-02-04 03:04:49)
DendarewasQ avatarAnybody getting emails from Telus? Have had four now over copyright infringement, all movies, but can play dumb and undo my wireless security lol

27
posted by (2010-02-06 13:43:22)
xRG avatarThanks Sam

_|_ Microsoft _|_

No 1 Can Stop Torrent :P

28
posted by ET junkiemen (2010-02-06 16:09:38)
marc_williamjones avatarAGREEE WITH ALL GUYS MICROSOFT SUCKS :P



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