American has to pay 1.5 Million USD for sharing 10 movies

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Seriously, what the f.... A federal court in Illinois has handed down the largest ever damages award in a BitTorrent case. In a default judgment defendant Kywan Fisher from Hampton, Virginia is ordered to pay $1,500,000 to adult entertainment company Flava Works for sharing 10 of their movies on BitTorrent. The huge total was reached through penalties of $150,000 per movie, the maximum possible statutory damages under U.S. copyright law. It’s expected that the verdict will be used to motivate other BitTorrent defendants to settle their cases.

    American has to pay 1.5 Million USD for sharing 10 movies
     
  2. tuco

    tuco Ancient Guru

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    sigh. no pun intended.
     
  3. Speed Weed

    Speed Weed Maha Guru

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    Obviously this guy didn't have the sense to run the dvd's through copying software which would have removed all that sort of digital tagging, and then share the copies on BitTorrent. ;)
     
  4. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    Obviously you don't know how these lawsuits work.
     

  5. phill1978

    phill1978 Master Guru

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    hmm

    Porn Industry = Run by crooks, and low lifes.
    Court System = Run by crooks and high-end low lifes.

    There is a connection somewhere


    Verdict = Maximum Penalty (in crysis suit voice)
     
  6. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    Sounds like he was the the original uploader!...Bankrupt......
     
  7. Sneakers

    Sneakers Ancient Guru

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    Fantasy nummbers the court have come up with.
     
  8. IPlayNaked

    IPlayNaked Banned

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    Man, this is bull****. That's way too high.

    If only there were some way he could've avoided such charges.
     
  9. Xtreme1979

    Xtreme1979 Maha Guru

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    This guy had it coming. He ripped the movies from a paid ******ing service with whom he signed a digital copyright agreement. He then uploaded the material which had been tagged with an identifying code on BT, which allowed the copyright holder to trace it right back to his account. Then he doesn't defend himself in court. The judge had no choice but to use the strictest punishment.
     
  10. smashly

    smashly Master Guru

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    He could have not been a hero and not uploaded copyright material, porn or otherwise.
    That would be the most logical way to avoid the charges.
    Just because everyone else uploads copyright material, doesn't make it acceptable to do so legally or otherwise.

    But I agree the fines are just stupidity, unless he's got a healthy bank account and he can afford them.
    If he hasn't then why bother making such silly high fines other then to make an example of someone.
     

  11. Xtreme1979

    Xtreme1979 Maha Guru

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    ******ing is blocked. LOL
     
  12. Radiopassive

    Radiopassive Banned

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    USA - country of freedom and limitless opportunities.:bang: (>cough<for the rich only>cough<)

    These are the days of my life...

    When living in a corrupt post-totalitarian banana "republic" suddenly seems as not such a horrible thing...:banana:
     
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  13. Brasky

    Brasky Ancient Guru

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    True, after appeals, etc, it'll be lowered significantly.
     
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    @Radiopassive: Oh didn't you know? They call it the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.

    Jail time would be less sting.
     
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    The_Fool Maha Guru

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    I'm not really surprised by this. This is exactly why many companies put digital signatures into their stuff whatever it may be. They have the right to protect themselves.

    Besides, why pay for subscriptions when there are probably plenty of free sites to watch that kind of stuff in the first place?
     

  16. Radiopassive

    Radiopassive Banned

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    Lol, good one.:)

    Anyway, personalities of similar judges capable of throwing you into a debt trap for the rest of your life for sharing a few porn flicks are at least very questionable for me.

    Oh, I get it now. They just want for the procedure to take as many steps (appeals, repeals... whatevers) as possible, so all the attorneys in their various roles in the "justice" system get properly enormous piece of the pie.
     
  17. JoseyWales

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    I live in Hampton Virginia.. How funny.

    He is pretty stupid for uploading anything from his account with them. Obviously they are a rinky dink outfit if they are not ******ing to begin with and having clients downloading the vids instead. But it did give them the ability to file such a lawsuit.

    I just looked them up.. Get ready for it.....


    "Flava Works, Inc. headquartered in Miami, Florida, with a satellite office in Chicago, Illinois, is a company that produces gay media featuring black and Latino ..."

    AhHahahahahah!! I think that right there is much worse than the judgment..
     
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  18. Brasky

    Brasky Ancient Guru

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    didn't even read that part. that makes it funny.
     
  19. Radiopassive

    Radiopassive Banned

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    Come on, it's too easy and unoriginal to make fun of homosexuals.

    Btw. if that said "company" producing porn were making videos for heterosexuals, why would it not been as funny as it is for you in case of gay videos?

    Just curious... Or bi-curious<:banana::wanker:
     
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    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    World´s gone mad. This is stupid.
     

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