MPAA Gets Two More Sites To Settle For Merely Linking To Infringing Content

from the inducement? dept

The MPAA has been aggressively suing websites that merely link to infringing content claiming that linking is "inducement" to infringe -- which appears to be an attempt to stretch the Supreme Court's Grokster decision beyond its intended meaning. However, when staring down the barrel of a big Hollywood Studio lawsuit, it's no surprise that some sites cave. The MPAA has happily announced that two more such lawsuits have been settled. These are actually consent judgments, meaning both sides agreement to the judgment, but also likely worked out a separate settlement. That way the MPAA gets to claim huge fines found in the judgment, but which the real settlement was probably much less.


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    Anonymous Coward, May 22nd, 2008 @ 2:50pm

    So does this mean that Google will have to delete all references to torrent files? After all, they are providing a link to the same items that pirate bay are!

     

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    TriZz, May 22nd, 2008 @ 3:17pm

    Re:

    I REALLY doubt it. Simply because Google has the money to fight back...

     

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    shmengie, May 22nd, 2008 @ 3:46pm

    it's hard to continue to care about this piece of shit rock we live on. i'm getting tired of saying 'fuck the riaa. fuck the mpaa. fuck drm. support the eff.' getting tired...will to live...slipping...

     

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    Porkster, May 22nd, 2008 @ 4:03pm

    Joke time..

    Q: What do you call a excessivly large collection of lawyers?
    A: The USA

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 22nd, 2008 @ 6:00pm

    Seen that before

    So the school yard bullies abscond with another hapless victim's lunch money.

     

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    MPAA, May 22nd, 2008 @ 6:55pm

    Ok Techdirt

    http://www.thepiratebay.org

    Remove this link or pay us a gazillion smackeroos.

     

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    Overcast, May 22nd, 2008 @ 7:28pm

    Actually - if you go here: www.mpaa.org/press_releases/2006_05_31.pdf

    You find this in the PDF: ThePirateBay.com is a so called pirate “tracker” that directs people to pirated movies
    and music..


    So technically - aren't they doing the exact same thing?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 22nd, 2008 @ 7:39pm

    And in related news

     

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    Kari Sue Walling is a souless kidnapping liar cunt, May 22nd, 2008 @ 8:17pm

    Anyone who has been through this or even the abortion of a system known as the various county and states of USA's Family Court Systems, makes it very clear lawyers are all evil greedy heartless mofos. Except mine, who is not like that, yet does not get NEARLY the results I would like.

    Fuck the world and all of its inhabitants.
    Real justice is usually only possible for those who have means to afford the litigation, while the others on the opposite end, whether guilty or innocent, pay dearly.

     

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