TorrentSpy Appeals Lawsuit Over MPAA Getting Access To Its Emails

from the not-done-yet dept

While TorrentSpy may have shut down and lost its copyright infringement lawsuit against the MPAA, it's still appealing a separate issue: whether the MPAA broke the law in hiring a guy to break into TorrentSpy's email server and forward emails to the MPAA. The MPAA got away with playing dumb when this issue first came up, claiming it assumed the guy they hired had legitimate access to all of the emails he was handing over -- though, that seems highly questionable.


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    Dan, Jul 25th, 2008 @ 1:08pm

    I doubt this will get anywhere.

     

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    Kyros, Jul 25th, 2008 @ 1:14pm

    Lets hope

    Let's hope this does get a couple of MPAA goons in jail.

     

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    sinrtb, Jul 25th, 2008 @ 2:03pm

    an we?

    can we use that same excuse? oh im sorry mpaa i thought all those seeders had permission to share that movie.

     

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    icepick314, Jul 25th, 2008 @ 2:53pm

    MP/RIAA

    Do as we say, not as we do!!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2008 @ 3:13pm

    Willful Blindness

    Although DanC might disagree with me, I think this is yet another example where the legal doctrine of willful blindness should apply.

     

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    M4dNe55, Jul 26th, 2008 @ 3:15am

    Paid to hack??

    I'll save the MPAA the hassle as being a longtime TorrentSpy user - here's my email: fuk.u@hushmail.com.

    What a waste.

    Good thing I use proxies =P

     

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    DanC, Jul 27th, 2008 @ 10:44am

    Re: Willful Blindness

    Actually, it wouldn't surprise me at all if that's the case. Both the MPAA or the RIAA have shown they aren't above using questionable tactics, but the problem will be proving it in court.

     

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    ScytheNoire, Jul 28th, 2008 @ 10:54am

    The MPAA and RIAA consider themselves above the law. They do not need to follow the law, and they can do whatever they want.

    We need someone high up to slap this MAFIAA around and put an end to their illegal practices. They are no different from the mob.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 28th, 2008 @ 1:37pm

    Re:

    The MPAA and RIAA consider themselves above the law.

    They OWN the law. Bought and paid for.

     

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    WG, Jul 28th, 2008 @ 5:08pm

    ASSUME

    "The MPAA got away with playing dumb when this issue first came up, claiming it assumed the guy they hired had legitimate access to all of the emails he was handing over-- You know, when I was in the Marine Corps, I learned that to 'assume' was the equivalent of "..making an ASS out of U and ME." It seems that, here, that on the face of things, the MPAA is simply full of ASSES!

     

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    Airy's Dark, Jan 15th, 2009 @ 7:06am

    y

    i loved torrent spy an when it went away it was heard to find all the old movies that only liv in servers or on uther pc. like vhs movies made in to date files. but if they have been doing the wrong thing then yes do what they most. i was a torrent spy user but not a member i left my email ones to help poeple fix problems with ps1 games not working but i all ways sied bying the real thing is ezy an no one gets hert. but copying of date will go on seeing that the net is the biggest an fastest way of getting it. so just wait a nuther torrent engin will appear biger an better. an will c torrent spy all over agen. an y coz no one ownes the net. u can controll it or hack it lol but its ever ones.

    p.s stop limewire its full of virues an crap lol XD
    (Sir_)Clan laeder out XD

    Email: megamanx2sonic@hotmail.com

     

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    Airy's Dark, Jan 15th, 2009 @ 7:16am

    Re: Re:They OWN the law. Bought and paid for

    thats y i love australia never heard of mapp or riaa that means they dont egzist here yeah

     

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