|Producers of the blockbuster “London Has Fallen” targeted file-sharers with settlement demands after a high quality Blu-Ray rip of the movie appeared on the Internet prior to the official release. Within a week, hundreds of thousands of users have pirated the movie, and the studios decided to compensate the potential revenue loss by filing lawsuits against more than 1,000 people. So far, the cases are being filed against “does” who are only known by their IP-address. After the ISPs disclose their personal details, the accused users will get a settlement offer, which can be up to several thousands dollars.
Aside from the lawsuits, the producers have started sending automated settlement demands as part of a DMCA notice to American Internet users offering them to bypass the courts. Some ISPs voluntarily forward these notices to the account holders associated with the file-sharing IP-addresses.
The notices list the evidence and warn that the subscribers could face a potential lawsuit. They further offer a way out by settling the case and paying $300 within a hard deadline that expires after a few days. If the company doesn’t receive a response within the prescribed time period, it refers the matter to attorneys for legal action. In this case, the original settlement offer will no longer be an option. Those infringers who agree to settle receive the link directing them to the settlement page where their dues can be paid directly through a credit or debit card.
Nevertheless, thousands of people continue to share “London Has Fallen”, so there is enough potential for more lawsuits and automated fines out there.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Friday, June 10th, 2016
|posted by (2016-06-10 20:03:34)|
|nothing would surprise me Selsley...|
|posted by (2016-06-10 20:58:26)|
|Having seen the movie, it seems to me they must have known about bad it was so... Maybe.|
|I agree with Elrad135 that movie sucked!|
|posted by (2016-06-11 07:08:51)|
|@1 To be honest I think that's why they do it, release and fine, it's so they can fine people to make back some of the budget their crap failed to make at the box office once word spreads about how bad it is.|
|@5 ... Yeah... it's a like when a Game Company puts a game embargo on a new game that is about to ship is available for pre-order sale... Wouldn't want the peoples to know that a game is flop or have major fails (Like Assassin’s Creed Unity, Batman Arkham Knight PC, and Star Wars Battlefront just to name a few...)...|
|posted by (2016-06-11 09:49:30)|
|Besides, I've been wondering since we saw multiple news about that kind of things lately, isn't that strategy to share then fine considered entrapment, and therefore illegal in the first place ? So all someone has to do is to not answer the mail and not care ?|
|posted by (2016-06-13 23:58:21)|
|You get pinched, you have no one to blame but yourselves. You knowingly take a chance when you go at it without a proxy. As for your conspiracy theory, it's moronic. The film has already made more than triple its 60M budget, and it was just released. Just get VPN and quit your sophomoric yapping.|
|posted by (2016-06-14 03:01:07)|
|or... go across the street to the laundromat with free wifi. its full proof.|
|I recently joined the trust zone vpn that extratorrent advertises, Its a great price and it was very easy to install and works great|
|I'm using NordVPN, pretty good so far, and cheap. Based in Panama, and they don't keep logs.||
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