Saturday, June 11, 2011

Two producers claim to 48,000 Internet for BitTorrent downloads

Two film producers have led U.S. courts to 48,000 network users of BitTorrent P2P file sharing, for downloading of illegal movies The Hurt Locker, Oscar winner for best picture last year, and The Expendables . The first was produced Voltage Pictures and second, Nu Image. Media content companies return to the fray with huge demands for exemplary character, whose ultimate aim is to dissuade Internet users who illegally share content on the Web Some respondents, however, say that this particular case hides a form to raise revenue with threats of lawsuits.

Both lawsuits were filed in first instance by a group known as The Copyright Group, which actually responds to the services of law firm Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver, of Washington, specializing in intellectual property. This group presented to the courts of the District of Columbia a list of IP addresses from which you downloaded those movies, and requested them to issue orders for the Internet companies disclose the personal information of tenants in the same address Web connection in the first lawsuit in February, 23,000 downloads corresponded to The Expendables.

In the second of April, 25,000 others belonged to The Hurt Locker. This week, about the first movie, the federal district judge Robert Wilkins Washington has rebuked the law firm for not sending most of the summons in time, although prosecutors argued before him that it was necessary inform the defendants as soon as possible, given the mobility of IP addresses, according to the website Ars Technica.

According to CNN reports, some thousands of other defendants who have received the subpoena. Still, his case has not reached the courts because the so called Copyright Group offers settlement agreements amounting to between 1,000 and 2,000 dollars, which defendants often agree to avoid going to trial.

Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation group, accuse the organization to pursue methods of "collection with threats."

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