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Google Forwarding Settlement Demands to Subscribers

Google Forwarding Settlement Demands to Subscribers

Added: Sunday, June 7th, 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
Google Fiber recently revealed that it was forwarding the settlement demands from rights owners to its subscribers. The tech giant explains that the warnings are being forwarded, because the company wants to remain as transparent as possible. Nevertheless, Google clearly expressed its point of view on the problem, saying that targeting individual downloaders is not the best way to fight copyright infringement.


When sending takedown notices, the rights owners more and more often include settlement offers in them. Most major broadband providers don’t forward such demands, but Google Fiber does. The company explained that transparency rules require the ISP to forward the entire takedown notices including the settlement offers. While some industry observers make a conclusion that the company therefore considers transparency more important than protecting its subscribers against threats and inaccurate notices, Google clarified its own opinion, saying that targeting individual pirates is not the best way to solve the problem.

As for Google Fiber customers, they can either follow the settlement offer and pay up or ignore it. While the copyright owners normally don’t take action if the notices are ignored, there have been some cases showing that a legal risk is still involved: for example, last week Rotten Records, one of the companies engaged in sending out settlement requests to broadband providers, sued some Comcast subscribers who ignored the settlement offers.

The industry experts, meanwhile, point at the possibility of false accusations and say that it could be in the best interest of subscribers if Internet service providers ignored the notices entirely.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.

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Date:  Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Comments (1) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2015-06-07 18:58:38)
kbsoftware avatarI think it's a bad move on Google's part. They know full well that this will create a lot of stress and hardship to their customers who receive these notices. And Google is right it's not the right way to handle piracy but that's not the goal of the notices. The goal of the notices is just another profit model. The world is in for a big change with things Trans Pacific Partnership. Again the tpp is not really designed to stop piracy but to give corporations greater control over governments and it's another really big step towards pushing people to fight back something that is to a degree already happening in other countries. Makes one wonder about the whole Illuminati conspiracy. The biggest problem record labels have is that they do produce a lot of material but very little of it is worth spending money on.

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