Anti-Piracy Cash Operations HangedAdded: Sunday, February 7th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:Anti Piracy, ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com, DigiProtect
29th January 2010 brought a vital eye-opener to file sharers slayers. A Frankfurt court ruled against DigiProtect's claim and hence sending a strong message to all such slayers who make a huge business from the claims they ask from file-sharers.
DigiProtect has blown itself up with the legal deal that it was trying to profit from a file-sharer. It has refused to give its books for scrutiny during a court session. The judge had no better judgment to pass than the defendant had nothing much to pay against the claim made towards it.
DigiProtect’s style of work is to trace IP addresses on well-known file-sharers, have access to the identities and then demand for cash settlement for whatever transactions made. DigiProtect is an anti-piracy company as well as a copyright holder which facilitates civil claims from Europe based file-sharers.
DigiProtect had sent a letter to a person through its lawyer, Mr. Udo Kormeier, accusing him of illegal file-sharing. The letter also claimed about 650 Euros which is to cover legal costs of an infringement claim of 10,000 Euros. En extra 150 Euros were also demanded under the pretext of acquiring a license for the copyright of the downloaded material.
The individual refused to pay the 650 Euros but however did not refute the 150 for the license charges. The lawyers of DidiProtect even demanded him to pay 450 euros plus the 150 license fee, which quite obviously the file-sharer refused to adhere to.
The case was sent to court when the file-sharer refused to pay the charges applied to him.
During the court session, when the judge asked DigiProtect and its representative lawyers to open their books to show evidences of the cost incurred for the legal actions fees and the letters sent to the file sharer, the former refused to give in.
The judge was smart enough to find out and discover that DigiProtect and its lawyers fell under an agreement which was same as the previous one it had with lawyers Davenport Lyons for their operations in the united Kingdom. The operation was somehow spoiled and churned as an insider came in the open with some disturbing truths about the operation.
Since the actual legal cost could not be provided in court, the case against the file-sharer was proved to be baseless as there was no concrete evidence of the costs to pursue the person per se.
The judge went further to say that even if that amount (651 Euros) was actually paid to its lawyers by DigiProtect, then it was a normal case as it, DigiProtect, had to anyways pay the fees of its lawyers. And hence the actual cost that can be considered was that of the fee to pay to acquire the license as a rights-holder.
Therefore the judge’s verdict was that the file-sharer had to only pay the 150 Euros for the copyright license and nothing to DigiProtect as claimed.
“Turn Piracy Into Profit” operation has fallen flat on its face for such companies as well as their lawyers who want as much a big share as the companies that claim such deals.
A lesson to be learned for the greedy foxes out there!
February 7th, 2010Posted by:
Sunday, February 7th, 2010
|posted by (2010-02-07 16:59:35)|
|Wow! very interesting article.|
|posted by (2010-02-07 17:28:16)|
|Thnx gr8 info.....|
|posted by (2010-02-07 18:13:46)|
|Good news! These people can go suck a big blue Navi penis.|
|WOW! very nice read, thanx for sharing|
|thanks for the article|
|posted by (2010-02-07 18:59:28)|
|There is no album even worth $150. I'll let them lick my left testicle for $500.|
|yep a good result for once thanx for the info|
|posted by (2010-02-07 20:16:59)|
|thx for posting some of this good news|
|thx SaM at last some good news keep us posted|
|thanks for information|
|Good scam by some slick criminals if |
you ask me. Track downloaders and then invest
in the rights to stuff they download and sick
yer slathering, snarling lawyers on them.
Capitilism never ceases to amaze.
Most people settle because who in
their right mind wants to hang out
with lawyers for months while the
matter lingers in the well fed court?
Cha Ching the old cash register rings...
|BTW this case does nothing to put the bad guys|
out of business. They lose to one guy but thats
it, they can still demand settlements from any of us.
Don't get played for a chump folks.
|posted by (2010-02-07 23:08:01)|
|posted by (2010-02-09 01:41:27)|
|Nice to hear that :)||
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