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IP-Address Is Not a Person, BitTorrent Case Judge Says

A possible landmark ruling in one of the mass-BitTorrent lawsuits in the U.S. may spell the end of the "pay-up-or-else-schemes" that have targeted over 100,000 Internet users in the last year. District Court Judge Harold Baker has denied a copyright holder the right to subpoena the ISPs of alleged copyright…

Federal Judge Fires Phasers, Photons at Prenda for $80k Damages

A month ago a Los Angeles courtroom played host to some of the most stunning and incredible action ever seen in a copyright case. Seat swaps, judges enraged, lawyers silenced, and all within 12 minutes. Since then, many have keenly anticipated the outcome of the hearing and yesterday Judge Wright…

Anti-Piracy Lawyers Rip Off Work From Competitor

Anti-piracy lawyer John Steele is without doubt one of the most active proponents of the pay-up-or-else settlement scheme in the United States. In less than a year he filed more than 80 mass-lawsuits for his clients, targeting thousands of alleged BitTorrent users. Nevertheless it appears that Steele himself can be…

Prenda Spoofs Identity, Wants Bad Publicity Gone

Earlier today we reported on how the group collectively refereed to as ‘Prenda’ (despite having reformed under a plethora of other names, and Prenda wound down) were not only seeding the files they were suing over, but actually uploaded them to The Pirate Bay. But that wasn’t the only interesting…

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