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Movie Companies File Lawsuits in Canada Targeting 3,348 Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

Breaking Two companies behind the movies Angel Has Fallen and Rambo: Last Blood have filed lawsuits in the Federal Court of Toronto targeting 3,248 defendants said to have downloaded and distributed the movies in violation of copyright law. While the defendants’ identities are currently unknown, once discovered they are likely to be hit with demands […]

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Dutch Filmworks Takes Quest to Identify Alleged Pirates to the Supreme Court

Breaking Film distribution company Dutch FilmWorks is continuing its legal battle to identify BitTorrent pirates. The company is now taking its case against Internet provider Ziggo, where it requests the personal details of subscribers connected to 377 IP-addresses, to the Supreme Court. Piracy settlement letters have become a serious threat in countries all round the […]

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YouTube Sues Alleged Scammer Over DMCA Extortion Scheme

An alleged scammer who tried to extort money from YouTubers by abusing the site’s “three strikes” exclusion scheme is about to get his comeuppance. A lawsuit filed by YouTube in a US federal court seeks compensation and an injunction against US-resident Christopher Brady in response to abuse of the DMCA, harassment, extortion, and an apparent […]

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Judge Denies $10K Default Judgment Against Alleged Pirate

Adult entertainment company Malibu Media recently requested a default judgment of more than $10,000 against an alleged pirate. While the accused man didn’t put up a defense, a federal court in New Jersey denied the request, noting that an IP-address alone is not sufficient evidence. In recent years, file-sharers around the world have been pressured […]