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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Movie Pirate Won’t Pay a Fine Due Financial Hardship

Movie Pirate Won’t Pay a Fine Due Financial Hardship

Movie Pirate Won’t Pay a Fine Due Financial Hardship

Added: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
The US federal court delivered a very interesting judgment against a Dallas Buyers Club pirate. Due to "financial hardship", she was allowed not to pay $7,500 for the proven case of copyright infringement if she promises two things: never download any infringing content again and uninstall all BitTorrent clients.


As you may know, the producers of Dallas Buyers Club have sued thousands of BitTorrent file-sharers. Many of them were settled for an undisclosed amount, though it is known that the company asked for $3,500. It is also known that in some cases damages hit $14,000.

However, in this particular case, the judge signed off on an order that requires the defendant to pay $7,500, but she doesn’t have to pay if she promises not to pirate anymore. The moviemakers offered this leniency due to the “financial hardship”, saying that plaintiff would not execute or enforce the money judgment so long as the pirate complies with the permanent injunction.

However, this is not the only reason why this court order is so unusual. Aside from barring any future infringements, the woman is not able to use BitTorrent for legitimate purposes either, because she promises to uninstall all BitTorrent and peer-to-peer software. Indeed, the injunction says that the woman is directed to immediately delete all BitTorrent clients on any machine she owns or controls, along with all other software products used to download files online via BitTorrent or P2P transfer.

Well, for the woman this may appear a small sacrifice to make, taking into account that it saves her $7,500. Anyway, the human rights activists point out that it is still very unusual to order someone to remove software which by itself is quite legitimate.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.

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Date:  Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2015-06-02 14:28:27)
KingTubby avatarif that was me i would uninstall it... sure... then use a VPN & reinstall it hehe

posted by ET junkieET loverSupermanTurtle (2015-06-02 17:11:49)
Waz avatarSo all she has to do really is sign her computer over to someone else and she's laughing

posted by ET junkie (2015-06-03 00:16:24)
No avatari recently got a dmca from my isp. it was a payment portal (i think). a really great racket for law firms in countries where corporations own the legal system (ie USA). you put in your information, and payment, and they leave you alone. again, this is what i think. you see i live in canada, and along with the dmca came a helpful hint from my isp that said, "we legally have to send you this email, but you don't have to do anything, and the lawyers don't actually know who you are."

posted by ET junkieTurtle (2015-06-03 01:19:08)
kidcanvas avatar!@#$%^ them

posted by (2015-06-04 02:19:56)
LinuxSpeedCanada avatarWe have avoided such laws so far in Canada.

posted by (2015-06-04 10:26:56)
brianic2012 avatar$7500 fine ...Holy F@#K, That's Allot Of Money..Guess we are All screwed Then,

F@#K You Tony Abbott ..Nobody Can Afford That ..U Can't Get Blood From A Stone!

And they Call us Pirate's!!

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverSupermanmen (2015-06-06 08:43:32)
analogkid6103 avatarI wonder what they will do if she violates.
Drop the wireless mouse and step away from the torrents.
Than they lock you up with only c-span and endless promos about the evil of file sharing and how its creating global recession and collapsing economys from here to China.
Done in the form most explored in A Clockwork Orange.
While the quality is of the most irritating cam release with commentary by theater patrons, crying babies,endless shadowheads,and the cam being moved due to ushers trying to earn the bonus for catching a cammer.
Actually that does sound awful huh?
Next up they add sodaboarding and forced handwalking over soda syrup gunk floors to reenforce the wonderful theater experience.
And if they cant rehabilitate ya than they make you into a copywrite troll and you spend the rest of your days trying to take down torrents and knowing the pointlessness of that. as most do there is only one alternative. Mandatory Suicide while being forced to watch an endless loop of Jon and Kate equals h-8.

Im sickening myself thinking up these awful horrible ordeals.
Im out, time to share

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