Comcast Got Tired of Entertainment IndustryAdded: Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
American Internet service provider Comcast has finally said “enough” and refused to waste time helping the entertainment industry chase file-sharers anymore. The ISP is miffed that it has been given plenty BitTorrent lawsuits in the US and doesn’t want to comply with court-ordered subpoenas.
Comcast’s argument is that the industry is “shaking down” the customers by scaring them into paying settlements. Of course, the entertainment industry became furious that someone stood up to its tactics, and claimed that the broadband providers denied rights owners the opportunity to protect their works.
In the United States, the RIAA and MPAA monitor users downloading and sharing copyrighted content and then demand large sums of cash from the owners of the IP address. The industry seems to believe that it’s a much better method of dealing with online piracy than offering legitimate alternatives to the customers.
Over 250,000 alleged BitTorrent users have been sued, most of the lawsuits being filed by the porn studios, which hoped that the people they accused would be too embarrassed to fight the case. Mainstream film studios and book publishers also joined in lately.
Earlier, the ISP complied with all the subpoenas, but now gave up and told the Illinois District court that it wants them quashed. First of all, the Internet service provider claimed that the court didn’t even have jurisdiction over some of the defendants, since those didn’t reside in the district where they were being sued. In addition, the company argued that the rights owners had no grounds to join this bunch of the defendants in a single lawsuit. The claims were that the copyright holders were exploiting the court in order to force defendants into paying settlements.
The ISP’s attorneys pointed out that plaintiffs shouldn’t be allowed to profit from unfair litigation tactics where the industry uses the court rooms to gain defendants’ personal data and demand settlements from them. In other words, it’s obvious that the industry has no interest in actual litigation; they rather seek to use both the court and its subpoena powers to shake the file-sharers down.
Comcast is just a part of a movement amongst Internet service providers to fight mass-BitTorrent cases. Recently, Verizon did the same, managing to argue that it has an obligation to protect the privacy of its subscribers.
June 19th,2012Posted by:
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
|About time someone stood up to the MPAA/RIAA, hopefully others will follow their example...|
|posted by (2012-06-20 00:00:33)|
|I'm glad I am with Comcast.. good call Comcast.|
|Good move comcast! The F****** that are shaking us down need to be shaken up!|
|Indeed.. time someone said, this is BS. & protect their customers!|
|I take back all the nasty things i said about u comcast i love my isp again|
|posted by (2012-06-20 22:27:01)|
|it's about time |
the entertainment industry needs to realize that they are breaking more laws by illegitimately pressuring file shares.
by allowing them to monitor internet connections, the US is inadvertently taking a big risk in national security.
monitoring some individuals data over the internet pipe line IS invasion of privacy "WITH OUT PROBABLE CAUSE!" "file sharing is NOT probable cause!"
"as a layer told me one time WERE IS YOUR PROOF....you must have direct evidence that you are directly beaning stolen from!"
"ya know this is an election year so y are the candidates putting up with all this crap?" "o that's right the US and the rest of the world is corrupted"
but more need to take a stand of others will suffer. even the folks that can afford to go out and see a movie and then even buy it when its released to video. and the same goes for concerts and music cd's.
so does this mean the new 6 strikes rules crap that's soposta start this July is not happening now?
|I hope all is true on this article it would do us all a favor and get them off our backs.|
|posted by (2012-06-21 16:33:30)|
|Comcast will till suspend and in some case terminate your internet service for repeated copyright violations. You may be in the clear in regards to litigation but losing your internet service is no picnic.|
|posted by (2012-06-22 03:25:22)|
|I want to see try to shake down niggers from Brooklyn, we kill the law and don't give a shit. Wait, someone just scoop my IP address, not my fault, LOL|
By the way, this only applies to stupid people and they know who to mess with and not to mess with. Niggers are dead broke in my projects, lol
|posted by (2012-06-23 03:26:26)|
|PMSL @ #9 Bitch niggas from Brookyn are to busy stealing and smoking crack to bother with such shyte, hell them niggas cant even spell ISP!|
|posted by (2012-06-23 14:39:27)|
|@finagawd: if that is the case then, Comcast is just blowing smoke and just making some noise for some attention. because if they are still revoking service for this crap then this statement is a complete contradiction. "or in other words a lye"|
|posted by (2012-06-23 17:16:26)|
|For a while was getting a DMCA warning email from Comcast everytime I torrented a movie saying the copyright holder had contacted them and demanded the information associated with my IP. Very annoying. Haven't gotten one of those in weeks... was wondering why.|
|@stanley. You are a cocksucker. Did I spell that okay?|
|Good to hear !! hope it's true...... I noticed their not capping my up-dl usage anymore either ...Comcast still doubles your rates after 6 months though, No honor amongst thieves i guess...lol||
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