Copyright Troll Fined For Suing BitTorrent Users Outside Court’s Jurisdiction

While the dozens of mass-lawsuits against BitTorrent users move through the U.S. courts, there’s been very interesting development in one of Digiprotect cases.

Like many others, ‘copyright troll’ Digiprotect include many defendants in their lawsuits that don’t live in the jurisdiction the cases are filed.

The courts are not all happy with this, and many cases have been dismissed for this very reason.

The Judge for Digiprotect USA Corporation v. Does 1-266 went even further and actually slapped Digiprotect on the wrist with a tiny fine.

He awarded the ISPs Comcast and Time Warner Cable $45 per IP address lookup for these wrongfully sued defendants, and asked Digiprotect to stop suing people that live elsewhere..

To use Texas attorney Robert Cashman’s words:

“The court has in effect said, “DO NOT SUE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT LIVE IN NEW YORK IN OUR NEW YORK COURTS!”

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