The Pirate Bay To Sue Entertainment Companies For Attacks

from the could-get-interesting dept

Well, this could get interesting. Following the leak of MediaDefender's emails, the folks behind The Pirate Bay now believe they have enough evidence to sue many major entertainment firms for "infrastructural sabotage, denial of service attacks, hacking and spamming." Basically, there's evidence in the emails that a bunch of firms, including Universal, EMI, Sony, Paramount and others were using MediaDefender to try to mess with The Pirate Bay's system. Whether or not the lawsuit actually goes anywhere may depend on a lot of factors (including Swedish laws, which I am totally unfamiliar with). There may be some questions about how the emails in question were obtained. And, of course, the entertainment companies will likely counter that they were just trying to protect their own materials -- which could find a sympathetic ear in a courtroom. Either way it would be quite a lawsuit.

Filed Under: copyright, denial of service, p2p, sabotage
Companies: emi, fox, paramount, pirate bay, sony, ubisoft, universal


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    matt, 21 Sep 2007 @ 9:11pm

    its 50/50 on the case

    I support the case on the moral side, DDOS attacks are illegal.

    That part of the evidence is easy. Proving the IP's are attached to the companies involved is also very easy. So don't assume they need to use the mediadefender emails to prove anything at this point :) All they have to do is identify the IP's that were registered and the original registrants, and I sincerely hope the media companies changed the identities since then! specifically because in doing so it proves more illegality, since there are records kept when domain name changes are made.

    Easy legal case done and done!

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