Category: ISP

Dallas Buyers Club Sues Nearly 800 Nationwide

Dallas Buyers Club LLC, the copyright owner of the Oscar winning motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Jared Leto,  begun an apparent nationwide litigation campaign in February 2014 suing internet users it alleges illegally downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club using BitTorrent or similar peer-to-peer file-sharing programs. Last week, on

Cease and Desist…or buy a license?

Copyright enforcement doesn’t always come in the form of a subpoena notice from an ISP. Often, copyright holders will send alleged infringers a cease and desist letter, indicating that they believe their rights are being infringed, and requesting that the activity stop, without communicating any demand for payment. This invites an opportunity

Unsecured Wifi: Nothing is Truly Private

A Pennsylvania judge recently affirmed that a person connecting to another’s unsecured wifi does not have an expectation of privacy in that wireless connection. The defendant, who was suspected of downloading child pornography, challenged the police’s use of a tracking tool called “Moocherhunter,” which identifies the geo-location of hackers and individuals who

Wiley & Sons brings Dummy Lawsuits

BitTorrent suits alleging illegal download of movies, from Hollywood films like The Hurt Locker to accusations of numerous porn downloads, have been in the headlines for months. But film companies aren’t the only ones going after alleged downloaders. Ebook publisher Wiley and Sons has been more quietly suing alleged illegal downloaders as
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