Almost 100,000 US torrent users sued in the last 12 months

In the last 12 months, copyright infringement lawsuits in the United States, mainly against torrent users (and a few hundred ed2k users), have targeted 99,924 defendants. The profitable pay-up-or-else scheme has been embraced by many. Of the 80 cases that were filed originally, 68 are still active, with 70,914 defendants still being targeted.

Read Full Story >>
Syko4689d ago

Torrents are getting busted because of the way they work. All a company has to do is host the file and track all IP's downloading that file. Usenet though downloads directly off a server, and pretty much the only way to get in trouble using it is to upload. Which is often handled in countries with much more laid back copyright laws. Plus torrents are slow as baby turtles crawling in glue lol.

_Q_4690d ago

100,000...The rest of the planet to go...

Techsmith4690d ago

If the record industry has its way, they'll do just that.

_Q_4690d ago

Yeah I have no doubt in my mind. The music industry is just trying to stay relevant in a time that no longer requires them. Its the timeless story of the ones in power grasping to keep that dwindling power. In the end run the power will go back to the artist who in many many cases just want to be heard. Just my thought

-Mezzo-4690d ago

This is pathetic, going to download another Movie right now, in protest. LOL.

toaster4690d ago

Haha! I have unlimited downloads per month so it's all good. Feeling the pain for my Canadian friends though..

Shani4689d ago (Edited 4689d ago )

You can help them (and me) by signing petition.

Also as per the update, The Liberals and the NDP have now come out AGAINST Internet metering.

Edit: on topic, I guess I better be sure where I download from.

_Q_4690d ago

Remember people this is public dollars funding these courts...Do you really want to pay for a corporation to take your neighbor to court for downloading the latest episode of burn notice? They are fighting a losing battle on your dime!

HavenOfFear4690d ago

You just reminded me to download the latest episodes of Burn Notice. I've gotten very behind.

As long as torrents are available to people, people will use them and download as much as they want.

AssassinHD4689d ago

It isn't just tax dollars funding the courts. There are fees associated with using the court system. The corporations are part of the tax paying populace and they are paying court fees to have their cases heard. They have every right to try to protect their intellectual properties.

_Q_4689d ago

Given how many corporations actually pay taxes in relative to actual revenue I doubt we can count their tax dollars significant as the general public's contributions. We just dont get those kinds of benefits..

michass84690d ago

Unlucky guys, but I don't think they will sue everyone, it will take forever...

-Mezzo-4690d ago

They are so willing to take Forever, these corporations are unimaginably uptight.

Whats is the point of Suing a handful of people (100K in this case), when you know that there are a Million other people doing the exact same thing that you dragged a bunch of people in court for.

Movies = Make a lot of money on the big screen.

Musicians = They Make Tons of cash in Live Shows.

Stop being so Greedy.

Droidbro4690d ago

It's called a business and the goal is to make money. Piracy of copyrighted materials = Theft, a crime. Is it worth it to go after these people? Not IMO, but they have the right to. It's not like these people don't know they are stealing. Just because everyone else does it, doesn't make it ok. That is the rationale of a 5 year old.

Show all comments (22)

OpenAI is allowing anyone to create their own ChatGPT chatbots - here's what that means for you

Rosa writes: "Here's everything you need to know about OpenAI's custom ChatGPT chatbots. Let's take a closer look at what they are and how to make them."

Read Full Story >>

Wazifa to Break Boyfriend Engagement and Marriage

Wazifa to Break Boyfriend Engagement and Marriage ,” Aasalam Alaikum, Are you looking for wazifa to break your boyfriend’s engagement or marriage? Is your boyfriend leaving you and going to marry a other girl? Is your boyfriend going to cheat on you and have a relationship with another girl? Do you want your boyfriend’s engagement or marriage to break? Well, you don’t need to worry about that because in this article you will find everything that you are looking for on the internet. Through this article, we will tell you how you can easily break your boyfriend’s engagement or marriage by using this powerful wazifa sitting at home. Boyfriend Ki Mohabbat Pane Ka Sabse Taqatwar Wazifa

Read Full Story >>

Cleer Arc II Sport Headphones Review - Hardcore Droid

All in all, I’m a fan of the Cleer Arc II.T They’re brilliant at what they’re advertised for: being the ideal running companion.

Read Full Story >>
61d ago