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(Ars Technica)   Porn movie owners ordered to pay $350 filing fee for each IP address they sue for copyright infringement. This is why you don't annoy the judge handling your case   (arstechnica.com) divider line 23
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2012-05-03 01:16:55 PM
John Doe #29's counsel represents that his client is an octogenarian with neither the wherewithal nor the interest in using BitTorrent to download Gang Bang Virgins.

Wait, so are they virgins who, for their first time ever, are getting gang banged? Or is this just their first time participating in a gang bang?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-03 01:33:30 PM
It's interesting that this hasn't managed the same level of success as, say, red-light cameras. Similar principle, you are 'fining' the owner, rather than necessarily the perpetrator. I guess it works better when it's governments handling it, rather than lawyers? Admittedly, there are generally fewer excuses for not being the perpetrator with a vehicle - you don't tend to leave your vehicle open with the keys in the ignition for anyone to use, for example - but there would seem to be enough cases where they aren't the same as to leave reasonable doubt.
 
2012-05-03 01:35:24 PM
dl.dropbox.com

/Paperwork costs money.
 
2012-05-03 01:35:52 PM

way south: [dl.dropbox.com image 379x214]

/Paperwork costs money.


Agreed.
 
2012-05-03 01:48:38 PM

way south: [dl.dropbox.com image 379x214]

/Paperwork costs money.


Not if you're doing mortgages...
 
2012-05-03 01:55:19 PM
Seems this judge did their homework a bit (or is an avid bit torrent downloader.)
 
2012-05-03 01:57:29 PM

Vash's Apprentice: Stupid attractive and successful African-Americans.


Huh, I'm sure I typed that with an A.

/Stupid mods
 
2012-05-03 02:00:41 PM

2wolves: way south: [dl.dropbox.com image 379x214]

/Paperwork costs money.

Not if you're doing mortgages...


I fix copiers for a living.
Trust me, there is a bill and someone's paying it.
 
2012-05-03 02:04:22 PM

way south: [dl.dropbox.com image 379x214]

/Paperwork costs money.


Let's hope they start making the RIAA pay the same fee.
 
2012-05-03 02:14:57 PM

Vash's Apprentice: Vash's Apprentice: Stupid attractive and successful African-Americans.

Huh, I'm sure I typed that with an A.

/Stupid mods


You have to get up earlier in the day to fool the censor. Perhaps when it's a bit chilly
 
2012-05-03 02:26:06 PM
I first heard about this a year and a half ago. It's not really news at this point.
 
2012-05-03 02:34:58 PM

way south: 2wolves: way south: [dl.dropbox.com image 379x214]

/Paperwork costs money.

Not if you're doing mortgages...

I fix copiers for a living.
Trust me, there is a bill and someone's paying it.


I'll use my special sarcasm font next time.
 
2012-05-03 02:42:16 PM

ArkAngel: bit chilly


or a biatchristmas
 
2012-05-03 02:54:58 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Let's hope they start making the RIAA pay the same fee.


This would force them to target the people ripping the content and making it available actually costing them money, rather than the people who are just gobbling up 'free' content on the internet 'cause it's there.
I approve of this strategy.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-05-03 02:58:07 PM
The RIAA changed its strategy from lawsuits against individuals to actions through ISPs.
 
2012-05-03 03:22:14 PM

scottydoesntknow: John Doe #29's counsel represents that his client is an octogenarian with neither the wherewithal nor the interest in using BitTorrent to download Gang Bang Virgins.

Wait, so are they virgins who, for their first time ever, are getting gang banged? Or is this just their first time participating in a gang bang?

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x376]


The latter.

Side note: I love that the names of these porns are popping up in the court filings.
 
2012-05-03 03:28:05 PM
Good thing for the judge that the plaintiffs he hamstrung are pornographers and not the RIAA and/or MPAA. If it was the latter, he'd be suicided within a week.

/multiple "self-inflicted" gunshot wounds
//back of the head
///revolver, pump shotgun or bolt-action rifle
 
2012-05-03 03:33:42 PM
If the plaintiffs opt to go forward with lawsuits against individual defendants, Judge Brown requires that ISPs provide the contact information to the court rather than to the plaintiffs.

Yeah, that will pretty much put an end to that.
 
2012-05-03 03:57:49 PM

Bhruic: It's interesting that this hasn't managed the same level of success as, say, red-light cameras. Similar principle, you are 'fining' the owner, rather than necessarily the perpetrator. I guess it works better when it's governments handling it, rather than lawyers? Admittedly, there are generally fewer excuses for not being the perpetrator with a vehicle - you don't tend to leave your vehicle open with the keys in the ignition for anyone to use, for example - but there would seem to be enough cases where they aren't the same as to leave reasonable doubt.


Yes, but with that it's the government writing the laws. This is the case of lawyers just throwing crap at the wall and seeing what sticks; little of this has seen the inside of the court room so there's not a lot of precedent.

IIRC, NONE of the porn law suits have actually been sued in court; lot of these guys have had settlement offers / threats to sue hanging on them for years.
 
2012-05-03 04:16:44 PM

meanmutton: scottydoesntknow: John Doe #29's counsel represents that his client is an octogenarian with neither the wherewithal nor the interest in using BitTorrent to download Gang Bang Virgins.

Wait, so are they virgins who, for their first time ever, are getting gang banged? Or is this just their first time participating in a gang bang?

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x376]

The latter.

Side note: I love that the names of these porns are popping up in the court filings.


To be fair, that only describes the characters the actors are playing, and probably doesn't describe the actors themselves. So it depends on the context of the question.

//Waiting for when someone has to type a transcript of the movie dialogue into the record for some reason, then I'll be really amused.
 
2012-05-03 04:17:21 PM

2wolves: way south: 2wolves: way south: [dl.dropbox.com image 379x214]

/Paperwork costs money.

Not if you're doing mortgages...

I fix copiers for a living.
Trust me, there is a bill and someone's paying it.

I'll use my special sarcasm font next time.


My bad, I missed that one.

HotWingConspiracy: If the plaintiffs opt to go forward with lawsuits against individual defendants, Judge Brown requires that ISPs provide the contact information to the court rather than to the plaintiffs.

Yeah, that will pretty much put an end to that.


Wouldn't it prevent the plaintiffs from trying to blackmail their targets into settlements by contacting people directly?

Alot of folks may be so taken off guard by getting wrapped up in a copyright case that they'll pay to make it go away, fueling the fire.
 
2012-05-03 04:33:42 PM

likefunbutnot: I first heard about this a year and a half ago. It's not really news at this point.


Not that there's anything wrong with that, amirite?
 
2012-05-03 06:34:30 PM

Bhruic: It's interesting that this hasn't managed the same level of success as, say, red-light cameras. Similar principle, you are 'fining' the owner, rather than necessarily the perpetrator.


Well, for one red-light cameras are run by the government, thus have advantages in court that a private business wouldn't have. For another, they actually haven't had that much success - having been ruled illegal in a number of areas. In one instance they were actually ordered to return all fees collected.
 
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