by Mike Masnick
Thu, May 8th 2008 12:58pm
Following yesterday's $110 million fine against TorrentSpy, ostensibly for copyright infringement, but really for destruction of evidence, we figured that the whole thing would drop, as the company has already shut down. But... not so fast. The company has decided to appeal, claiming that the result was a Hollywood PR stunt. Given the way the MPAA tried to claim that this ruling acted as a warning to other torrent trackers, he has a point. Still, given the destruction of evidence in this case, it may not be the model case on these issues. There are plenty of other cases, such as those against The Pirate Bay (in Sweden) and isoHunt that will be more important long term.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Off We Go: Oracle Officially Appeals Google's Fair Use Win
- The Reason The Copyright Office Misrepresented Copyright Law To The FCC: Hollywood Told It To
- Free Open Shared: A Conversation With Me About Copyright At Wikimedia
- MPAA Applauds Derailment of FCC Cable Box Competition Plan Because, Uh, Jobs!
- Law Professor Mark Lemley: Hollywood Is Simply Wrong About FCC's Set Top Box Plan