by Mike Masnick
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 3:33am
A few weeks ago, we wrote about how Malibu Media was up to its old tricks again, demanding six strikes data from Comcast as part of its evidence gathering for its copyright trolling. Apparently, no one fought the request, so a magistrate judge has granted Malibu Media's request and told Comcast to comply with the forthcoming subpoena. When the six strikes plan was first put into place, many people worried that the information from it would be used in lawsuits, but people hadn't realized that it might also get abused by copyright trolls. All the more reason to question whether or not such a program is a good idea. When you have a system that allows "strikes" to be issued with no due process at all, which can then be used by a company currently responsible for 40% of all copyright lawsuits -- nearly all of which they're really using to shake down settlement fees -- it should make you wonder if the six strikes program is really such a good idea.
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