TorrentSpy ordered to pay $110 million in damages to MPAA

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#1

After a federal judge awarded the MPAA a summary judgment against former BitTorrent tracker TorrentSpy late last year, the only question left was how much it would end up costing TorrentSpy’s admins. We’ve got our answer, and it comes in the form of a staggering $110 million damage award, or $30,000 in statutory damages for each of the nearly 3,700 files in the MPAA’s complaint.

Link: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080507-torrentspy-ordered-to-pay-110-million-in-damages-to-mpaa.html

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#2

[quote=platinumsword;2053103]Link: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080507-torrentspy-ordered-to-pay-110-million-in-damages-to-mpaa.html

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i’d feel bad for the industry execs who are looking for their money if the artists got a fair share… but this sort of thing? just doesn’t make sense to me - just another show of greed


#3

Interesting judging. Ip logging is something the devil invented.


#4

And yet, someone, somewhere would insist that it’s all done in the name of keeping us safe. :rolleyes:


#5

[QUOTE=cdanddvdpublisher;2053776]And yet, someone, somewhere would insist that it’s all done in the name of keeping us safe. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

Like I would say it depend on who(m) is defining the word safe in public sense or their own definition of meaning of “safe”.


#6

Fik $110mil :doh:


Friday, May 9, 2008

110,000,000 US Dollar = 56,291,035 British Pound


110,000,000 US Dollar = 71,596,871 Euro

Never in a zillion years would them sums be awarded on any side of the pond, but in the usa.


#7

Absolutely… but… it’s still there. “Protection” is often just the word people use when they want people to be scared.


#8

[QUOTE=cdanddvdpublisher;2054479]Absolutely… but… it’s still there. “Protection” is often just the word people use when they want people to be scared.[/QUOTE]

Or when someone wants control . . .


#9

[U][B]TorrentSpy to appeal whopper legal judgment[/B][/U]

[B]TorrentSpy intends to appeal a court decision that requires the now-defunct search engine to pay $111 million in damages to the six largest film studios, according to the company’s attorney.[/B]

Link: http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9939000-7.html

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#10

Most people agree with file sharing. Therefore it should be legal. we do live in a democracy don’t we?