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IP-Address Is Not a Person, BitTorrent Case Judge Says

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thevil, May 3, 2011.

  1. thevil

    thevil Junior Member

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    The good guys finally won one.

    The internet isn't just about clicking links and watching videos and IP addresses aren't a single person. Finally a judge with some sense.

    Cliffs: Whats been going on is basically crooked companies (law firms AND snake-y ass lawyers) have been suing thousands of people in a "PAY UP OR ELSE" scheme which has actually generated millions.

    The whole intent of this scheme is to threaten people (innocent or not) and scaring them into paying these law firms money (usually thousands) for copyright infringement because their IP addresses were used to download a torrent, usually harvested from public trackers. (piratebay, etc..).

    These also include crooked firms that actually buy the copyright image from an owner (from news that go viral), then sue every single blogger out there that have used the picture.


    But...

    This is good news in the legal side of things regarding the internet. Especially for you people doing blackhat... or whitehat, downloading or even browsing a website.






    Code:
    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/after-botched-child-porn-raid-judge-sees-the-light-on-ip-addresses.ars
    
    Code:
    http://torrentfreak.com/ip-address-not-a-person-bittorrent-case-judge-says-110503/
     
  2. facebookdude

    facebookdude Elite Member

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    Fucking finally! This is a breakthrough for anyone doing anything blackhat.

    Fuck lawyers.
     
  3. Chronos

    Chronos Junior Member

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    Lawyers like this are blood sucking whores.


    It's nice to see a judge actually understand technical computer terms.