Thursday, May 26, 2011

More BitTorrent Lawsuits

My May 4th post discussed a pending lawsuit brought by Liberty Media Holding against cable firms and ISPs in order to identify the owners of the internet protocol addresses that participated in claimed infringing downloads of copyright-protected film. This Liberty Media case is not the only case, of course, involving BitTorrent downloads. Of note, PC World recently reported on a new case brought by U.S. Copyright Group seeking the names of owners of IP addresses that downloaded "The Expendables" movie. The court has authorized USCG to obtain these names from the cable firms and ISPs. PC World has published the IP addresses and dates of download. The owners of these IP addresses may soon be receiving infringement claims from USCG.

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