Guy Who Isn't Even Being Sued By US Copyright Group Files Response To Lawsuit

from the um...-that's-not-going-to-work dept

As a court is about to hear oral arguments concerning the legality of one of US Copyright Group's (really law firm Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver) lawsuits which attempt to lump thousands of alleged file sharers into a single lawsuit, something odd has happened in response to US Copyright Group's most famous lawsuit against 5,000 people accused of sharing the movie Hurt Locker. Despite the fact that no one has yet been identified in that particular lawsuit, some random guy has stepped forward and filed a response to the lawsuit, supposedly in "protest." It seems like a pretty weak protest, however. In fact, the guy says he does download some files, but didn't even download Hurt Locker. And, on top of all that, he seems confused. During an interview with News.com, he also says that he was trying to "take a stand against file sharing." In the end, this seems like it's all a really weak and confused publicity stunt by a guy who is apparently running for some form of public office. The courts will likely make this one disappear quickly.


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    Pixelation, Jun 29th, 2010 @ 5:42pm

    The courts will likely make this one disappear quickly.

    That or this guy has screwed himself by admitting he has downloaded some files.

     

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    AdamR (profile), Jun 29th, 2010 @ 6:16pm

    The other guy sounds like TAM(pon)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 29th, 2010 @ 6:33pm

    uhm... don't you need standing to sue in order to sue?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 29th, 2010 @ 6:35pm

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    wait, n/m, he's not suing. He's responding to a lawsuit not brought against him. Wow, that's silly.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Jun 29th, 2010 @ 7:38pm

    Too funny! Found the guy's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/jeffreykowalski

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 29th, 2010 @ 8:56pm

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    Yeah, that has to be TAM(pon)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 30th, 2010 @ 12:16am

    So can someone with no standing to defend themselves in a lawsuit (being that they're not the ones being sued) defend themselves in a lawsuit that's not even against them?

     

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    mike allen (profile), Jun 30th, 2010 @ 12:34am

    idiot nuff said

     

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    R. Miles (profile), Jun 30th, 2010 @ 3:44am

    I think one of the best comments I've ever read against TCG was "I think it's about time our judicial system put a stop of allowing groups like this to put forth lawsuits, in mass, against machines. IP addresses aren't human."
    (not exactly what was said, but close enough)

    I think the comment made the best argument to stop file sharing lawsuits I've ever seen.

     

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