Copyright Trolls So Sloppy They Sue The Same Guy Multiple Times

from the i'm-sure-tat's-effective dept

In yet another copyright trolling case, it appears that the trolls are so sloppy that they're suing over the same IP address for sharing the same file (the animated movie, Zambezia) in multiple cases. The story focuses on one guy, who has filed a motion to quash in response, noting that the sloppiness of filing three times raises significant questions about the trolling operation. Either they're incredibly sloppy and not very careful, or they're hoping that by repeating the same IP address in multiple lawsuits, at least one judge will let the subpoena go through, leading to the inevitable demand letter. Either way, it should raise some eyebrows from the court about why anyone would file against the same IP address for the same movie in three different cases.

Filed Under: copyright, copyright trolls, errors, lawsuits, sloppy


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    PaulT (profile), 7 May 2013 @ 12:40am

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    "which three individuals are stealing"

    I detect sarcasm in your comment, but of course the correct answer to that specifically phrased question is "nobody".

    As for the possibility of it being 3 individuals, the MPAA had better get its story straight. Are they attacking the individuals who are actually infringing, or are they going after the account holders who provide access?

    We've seen many cases where an innocent account holder has been held responsible for all activity on their router despite not having committed any wrongdoing themselves. They can't turn around and suddenly claim that doesn't matter just because they have a chance to get more individuals this time around.

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