Best Judicial Quote on BitTorrent Copyright Trolling
“The Copyright Act, as it is being enforced in these BitTorrent cases, has created results inconsistent with the goals of the Act. When an individual who has illegally downloaded a movie is contacted by Plaintiffs’ counsel, and faces the threat of a statutory damage award that could theoretically reach $150,000 (see 17 U.S.C. § 504(c)(2)), as well as the threat of a substantial attorney fee award, the resulting bargaining process is unequal, and unfair. For this Court to award Plaintiffs their attorney fees in this case would only contribute to the continued overaggressive assertion and negotiation of these Copyright Act claims.”
BECKERMAN, Magistrate Judge.
Case No. 3:15-cv-01817-SB (D. Or. Aug 10, 2016)
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