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Tor Exit Node Operator Dodges Bullet in Piracy Lawsuit

The operator of a Tor exit-node, who stands accused of downloading a pirated copy of the movie Dallas Buyers Club, has dodged a bullet. District Court Judge Michael Simon decided not to adopt a magistrate judge’s recommendation that the man committed willful copyright infringement. As such, the accused pirate still has a chance to win […]

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Stream-Ripper Operator Rejects Record Labels’ Piracy ‘Hysteria’ in Court

The Russian operator of the YouTube-ripping sites FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com has filed his answering brief at the US Appeals Court. The site owner rejects the “sky is falling” arguments and other piracy “hysteria,” noting that rightsholders have a history of trying to block technological progress. Most importantly, however, he argues that the court has no […]