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 @ 12:46am

    From IMDB:

    Zambezia (2012)

    Release dates:

    South Africa 3 July 2012
    ...
    USA 28 March 2013

    It looks like the film bypassed UK cinemas completely and is currently on DVD there. Amazon doesn't currently list a home release date for the US market, although there are some typically overpriced imports (around $30) that may be regionally restricted.

    Translation: while the piracy isn't necessarily justified by this, we have yet another instance where format and regional windowing is encouraging piracy, and rather than address those problems the studio are suing anyone who dares bypass their dated marketing and distribution strategies.

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