Appeals Court Halts Copyright Abuse Case

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story imageA federal appeals court yesterday held that copyright holders may not abuse the legal process to obtain the identities of thousands of Internet users.
The plaintiff in this case, AF Holdings, sought the identities of more than 1,000 Internet users that it claims are linked to the illegal downloading of a copyrighted pornographic film.
The EFF , American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of the Nation's Capital, Public Citizen, and Public Knowledge all came to the defense and won a crushing blow against the copyright holder.

Re: Checklist (Score: 1, Insightful)

by dime@pipedot.org on 2014-05-29 03:40 (#1YH)

Self-righteousness - Check
High horse - Check
May care about this issue one day when friend or relative gets hit by a false positive but doesn't get cleared before being shamed and smeared through the court system - Unsure
Will still be an asshole either way - Check

(sorry for double post)
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