Reddit Refused to Disclose Infringer’s DetailsAdded: Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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The platform is refusing to hand over the IP-address of its user to the copyright holder. The user is accused of illegally sharing a single by band Twenty One Pilots. The track was leaked online this past June, first appearing on an anonymous Slovakian file-hosting service Dropfile.to. Then the alleged leaker advertised the track on Reddit and posted a link to download it for free. Earlier in August, Atlantic Records went to the Supreme Court of the State of New York and claimed that the leak had ruined its plans for the release and promotion of the track.
Atlantic Records specified that the leak originated close to home, because the label had provided an early release copy only to members of the band, their manager, record label executives, and members of Atlantic’s radio field staff.
In their attempt to find out who was responsible for the pre-release, the studio asked the court to force Reddit to hand over the leaker’s IP address. In response, Reddit said that the studio’s claims fail to reach the standards required for discovery: Atlantic has failed to establish that it has a contractual or fiduciary relationship with the Reddit user.
Reddit explains that Atlantic believes the alleged user is under contract with the company, but it made no statement detailing what it would do if the user appears disconnected from the initial leak. Besides, the studio provided no proof that the person who uploaded the file to Dropfile.to also posted the link to Reddit. Finally, Atlantic Records has not mentioned any efforts made to obtain the alleged poster’s details from Slovakian Dropfile.to. However, Dropfile is completely anonymous and carries no logs, so identifying any user would be impossible anyway.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, August 18th, 2016
|Apparently idiot companies like Atlantic need to compartmentalize (share complete plans with no individual, if it worked for the Manhattan Project with millions of contractors working on it it can work with anything) and at least encrypt copies to where the decryption can't happen until official release day. Treat your IP like state secrets otherwise you might as well give it away for free, the internet will fvck you every time.||
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