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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Time Warner Accused of Copyright Infringement

Time Warner Accused of Copyright Infringement

Time Warner Accused of Copyright Infringement

Added: Sunday, May 30th, 2010
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, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
US Copyright Group, while suing over 50 thousand of BitTorrent file-sharers, has found a time to also accuse the Time Warner ISP of copyright violation, arguing that the reason for it was hiding the personal information of the accused users, thus creating an impression of being a safe haven for illegal file-sharers.


The venture from DC, US Copyright Group, continues its attempts to sue plenty of people for unauthorized exchange of several indie movies like “Steam Experiment,” “Gray Man,” or “The Hurt Locker”. The venture hoped to achieve good results thanks to mass litigation. But soon it found that some of the ISPs are not all eager to disclose their users’ identities. Time Warner appeared to be not so willing and passive, as US Copyright Group had hoped it would be.

First of all, the ISP limited the number of disclosed identities to 28 per month as a maximum. It said it’s the upper limit of what the company can reasonably handle. Besides, Time Warner also requires the US Copyright Group to pay $32.50 for each single filing as a fee.

The ISP pointed out that it used to receive over 500 IP lookup requests every month before, and almost all of them were from law enforcement, but those included serious and emergency issues involved, like physical injury or even a death. They were about terrorist activity usually, or suicide and child abduction – in one word, much more important things than downloading an illegal copy of the horrible film “The Hurt Locker.”

Time Warner also said that at the beginning of negotiations with the US Copyright Group, its lawyer agreed to this, but later changed his mind, demanding the personal information of over 800 users in a month, with letters requesting of 400 and 200 IPs soon thereafter.

The copyright outfit responded with an assumption that in such case ISP might be complicit in their users’ illegal activity, exposing itself to a lawsuit on the issue of contributory copyright violation. This means that the US Copyright Group might bring the case to the court.

Well, it would be a very desperate effort for them, since they still have over 50 thousand people to sue. Actually, if they want finish it in this lifetime, they don’t have time to spend. Time Warner can help them with 28 people per month, thus making it longer than 4 years for filing all 1400 identities US Copyright Group asked for.

May 30th, 2010

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Date:  Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Comments (13) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-05-30 10:09:16)
kingtiger01 avatar< forgot about swear filter.

Geesh... what do i have to do switch to OC3 just to get out out of these money Grubbing guys Way!

posted by Site FriendET junkieET loverSupermanSun (2010-05-30 13:10:05)
texasguy avatarthese people r looking to make a dollar any way they can just like the woman who went to sleep on a plane got this stupid lawyer and he's trying to file false imprisonment against the airline so that lets you know how despartate people r to day

posted by Blocked (2010-05-30 16:50:06)
No avatarYea they have a hard time finding and sueing the avarage Joe. so they hit the bigdogs where the money is.

posted by (2010-05-30 17:57:09)
No avatarwell... if time warner's gonna comply with these bozos then this is a good way to go about it. i.e. make it slow + painful

posted by (2010-05-30 22:41:32)
Brynn217 avatarwith that little addon about, they can only process that many per month, in an american court, that'll stand up since there is no laws to make them provide everything, or defining a timely matter.....

posted by (2010-05-31 01:08:57)
iNvAsiOniSt avatartime warner all day

posted by (2010-05-31 21:21:03)
tatilla avatarit is becoming more and more frustrating just to know your safe when you want to download something. Welcome to the land of the free, and the home of the brave, BUT ONLY if there is a profit to be made

posted by (2010-06-01 00:45:50)
Dirk_Diggler avatarShit.. its the US Government.. they can do whatever they want..and often do.

Forget about Talabani and missing children. Movie industries are loosing money!

posted by (2010-06-01 03:51:56)
messiahx4ever avatarUh, did someone in the prevous post miss a dosage of much needed meds for somewhat misguided anger issues?

posted by (2010-06-02 00:16:06)
kingtiger01 avatarlol SERIOUSLY Dirk_Digger... i agree, its a never ending "OHHH GOSH... ARE MAJOR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTOR IS LOOSING MONEY!!!... WE HAVE TO ISSUE A STATE OF MARTIAL LAW!!!!"

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2010-06-02 06:22:23)
fusseltier avatarits "you're" not "your"
you're = you are

you, you're
they, they're
we, we're

posted by Turtle (2010-06-02 07:14:59)
diddles707 avatarhey fusseltier you're a [email protected] did i use the right your? no one cares about proper grammer dueshe bag

posted by Blocked (2010-06-02 17:30:53)
carolina avatarDiddles, that's douche bag and you're right, grammer is not the issue. No one cares about spelling either. LOL
Seriously though, there is a lot more to care about than spelling or grammer but it doesn't hurt to get your message across as something more than an "edumakated moe-ron".
Not putting that label on anyone just saying you shouldn't make fun of the person who is correct, it makes you look bad.

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