Of which they will most likely never see a dime, however they will use the "win" for PR purposes & mind games to show how much you could end up losing if you don't pay their "reasonable" settlement request (read extortion IMHO).
Given it takes them in several extensions of time before they even bother to name the target, even after they had the name months prior, one does have to question if they bothered to actually serve anyone in the case. It is very hard to defend yourself when you don't get an invitation to the party.
Of course the document might be overlooked as yet another BS letter from those assholes demanding you pay them money who are blanketing your life in threats of going to the poor house or having them ask your neighbors if they downloaded the porn in question using your connection. Doesn't everyone have understanding neighbors who would give you the benefit of the doubt in the face of lawyers talking about crime and lawsuits?
They insinuated previously that their targets DL'd CP and bestiality and were putting that on the public record... any wonder they got nice settlements? Oh and when a court decided perhaps they weren't playing fair... dinged them for a pitiful amount of money. They have violated court orders and "mistakenly" released targets names on the record, got a tiny slap. How unfair is it that even when the court is aware that the allegations are damaging & a tool used to extract settlements (deserved or not) to make it all go away, places protections in place, and they are ignored?
Because then they run the risk of a business paying to object to the overbroad terms.
It isn't about them asking for the right things, it is about hoping something is overlooked that they can then hold up as "evidence" of spoliation to make up for the fact they can't find any evidence the account holder downloaded the porn. Can't get them to settle or show they are guilty, cloud the water & pray the Judge sides with your expert and if all else fails dismiss without prejudice so they can't get their court costs to make up for making them miserable for months.
Because nothing says you care about customers like having an autoplay video ad extolling the virtues of not being embarrassed by ED. Or an ad that infects the computer leading to hundreds in repair costs. Or a system that rewards those who seek to game the system earning income for hacked clicks. An entire industry that refuses to admit that shitty/hostile content has driven users to find ways to block the ENTIRE industry to avoid these worst practices that they keep fighting to find new ways to inflict on people.
You can dress it up in all the free speech rhetoric you like but the industry ignored consumer complaints and are now reaping the repayment of not giving a shit of what it does to the other guy.
We don't care about your business model because you shit on us... it worked out well for the **AA's so keep charging forward.
But rather than look for evidence if it was a monitor or an all in one device, assumptions were made by an "expert" that were being made , IMHO, to set the groundwork to file a sanctions motion.
When cornered MM likes to have a backup plan, and that plan is to keep running up costs. As history has shown us even in cases where MM can't show ANY evidence of the file being on the targets computer they try to build a sanctions case to push for a large cash reward... so that people take the walk away.
They filed a copyright infringement case, why are they given access to the defendants photos? The case is over a video file of which there is NO EVIDENCE, yet they proceeded to attempt to build something in hopes of obtaining money or acquiescence to them running away.
One is troubled that in a civil matter the courts have granted a legal team, that has a history of violating court orders, unfettered total access to defendants lives. Courts seem willing to accept that the lack of evidence is evidence, and rumor and innuendo as fact.
The claim is the defendant downloaded the movie(s). The absence of those movie(s) is then presented as proof of guilt. How does one prove a negative? I never downloaded the file, well show us proof you didn't. OH LOOK A LAPTOP IN A PHOTO YOU WERE HIDING YOUR SECRET PIRATE MACHINE!
These cases move forward because having a penis means you are guilty. So what if the target is a woman there must be a penis somewhere now make her pay us!
One wonders how an alleged blink of an eye transaction justifies allowing this legal team this level of access to peoples lives. We can't show they downloaded it, but they liked this TV show on FB and we allege to have a blink of and eye transaction connecting the ip address to downloading an episode of that show so they are totes guilty of downloading our porn. And if you don't believe that we have an expert who has decided all of these things show a giant conspiracy to hide the real computer from us where the target did all of the horrible downloading.
This legal team can't manage to clone a hard drive turned over to them before returning it... and we trust their ability to protect the data and access to targets lives?
Thank the FSM that there isn't any crime in Idaho, otherwise one would question the wisdom of putting time and resources into this stupid operation and the subsequent legal battle to try and uphold an unconstitutional law.
Heaven forbid you see a titty getting jiggled while holding a drink... it could lead to women wearing skirts ABOVE the ankle.
They generate awesome reports after the fact about people they should have seen before the bad act happened but in the shuffle of watching everyone they missed important thing. If only we pass a bill giving them more power & more cash to spend can we truly avoid these things happening the next time, when the demand for more power & cash will be repeated.
Worrying that a Judge decided to go searching for things not placed before the court, found something that had nothing to do with the litigants before him, and then made a ruling including that information.
It will be impossible to put the genie back into the bottle, the record reflects that one litigant was homophobic. The system the police are using is inherently flawed if it was unable to separate a "parody" account from the real one.
So when does this rubicon get crossed with an even worse outcome for someone, where a failed search gives a Judge outside information and a ruling is made that seals the defendants fate... because no one thought to double check the results because the tech is good?
We have people arriving at airports and being turned away, because terrorism. They are on full public display for this and the justification is because terrorism.
The target might have attended a house of worship that our expansive 17 degrees of guilt connections show that you must be a terrorist. It doesn't matter that to average people the connection is ridiculously tenuous, we have a connection and put them on our secret list.
The target might share a name with a Congressman, because just a name alone is enough to get on the secret list.
The target might fall under 1 of 100 other scenarios where an innocent person is entangled & is left to deal with that fall out with no help.
They don't care about the people they claim to protect, they care about the large production numbers that get them coverage and headlines.
So what if we out you having AIDS, we stopped corruption. So what if we out you getting hormone therapy for gender reassignment, we stopped corruption.
This is the system that bent over backwards to justify throwing a flash bang into an occupied crib, they don't care about the lives they ruin... only the headlines they imagine they will get for winning.
Because they were suing the city basing their case on the evidence they had. The evidence the city magically found once they had started that case undermined what was there. The city intentionally hid evidence so they could win the case, denying the plaintiffs evidence that would have substantially altered the case they wanted to present. This last minute discovery poisoned the case and amounted to them putting their thumb on the scales of justice.
Lets drop their staffers phones to the blazing 1.5k down 384k up I enjoy.
The idiots pushing this do not use the technology, but if we force the rest of their world to those speeds perhaps they would understand. Grandpa I can't watch my tv show. Grandma I can't read this thing I need for school. Sir, we can't get logged into bank to see if your payment arrived in the Caymans.
Congress is the pinnacle of it isn't happening to me, so it is not a problem. They don't think cable companies need to clean things up because they have a special 24/7 helpline to fix their issues, while regular people can wait weeks for help (or just go to the media to get the name on the bill to stop being a swear word). They have no problems and these nice people are handing them money to ignore a few naysayers, so what is the harm?
They are so far removed from the reality they pass laws affecting, the only way to fix this would be to knock them off of their pedestals. Imagine if their healthcare was run by the VA, the same level soldiers get... how fast would there be real reform? Imagine if they didn't get pensions for life, and had to deal with the idea of not having enough. Imagine if they had to pay for their own gas and parking. Imagine if they made minimum wage or hell even 3 times, they might understand how they have screwed citizens from their marble and gold leaf offices.
Simple law fixes things...they can have nothing better than the least of our society. Think things would improve dramatically quickly?
This is a combination of being bought off, and having no clue how the real world works... how can they represent us when they have no clue how the rest of us actually live?
We always got this much money so we should always get this much or more. There is no competition despite what those people are saying on the internet thing. The internet is just a fad, like streaming is... any day now they will go away and we'll go back to the golden era.
You mean all of those other companies you named who didn't browbeat a "news" organization to include the symbol?
Perhaps the fact they devoted more time to making sure the freaking symbol was there than making sure they were connected to reality explains the problem. Spending more money on lawyers than on an 8 yr old who could tell them if their system makes sense.
Thanks for playing, but head back down to the farm league... you aren't ready to play with the big kids yet.
“That’s certainly not what they were designed for.” Like the Bill of Rights, Constitution, & rule of law that the political machine have chewed up and shat out.
Perhaps using CP as the gold standard is a bad idea... didn't they just bust a trading ring by keeping the server online and facilitating the trade & production of the material? Is the suggestion that perhaps to get the really bad terrorists we should allow a few people to be injured or die in a plot so you can get information and get more terrorists?
Oh and perhaps we distrust working with you because when faced with people unwilling to violate the rule of law you still snuck in taps and spying (even on those who DID cooperate)... and you seem to enjoy spying harder on people who dare speak out against the regime and the security theater that is being run to get people to accept the unacceptable trampling of our alleged freedoms in the name of being safe from manufactured plots started by your own agencies... featuring wild hollywood style plots allegedly thought up be people without the intelligence or means to carry them off being supplied with the best materials our tax dollars can provide the plotters you roped in and radicalized.
This isn't about terrorism, this is about gathering more intel that WILL be used to accomplish all sorts of things that do nothing to keep citizens safer but protect the dystopian future you want us all to live in.
For all of your total awareness, how does one miss your own agents stealing & abusing the system? Perhaps thinking the cogs of the system are immune from committing bad acts is stupid.
"Scavone, who also faces a local misdemeanor battery charge in the incident, has been summoned to answer the two felony counts in federal court"
Its only a few bad apples... Fine upstanding hard working men...
How one can commit 2 Federal Felonies and yet the local justice system could only find a misdemeanor charge from the same incident? Because the system cares more about protecting its image than its citizens. The same footage resulted in wildly different outcomes and even with the ham sandwich factory angle it still is a huge thing to get a cop to face justice.
Now after the trial and hopeful convictions the officer can and most likely will still sue the police force demanding to put back on the streets & get his back pay... stop laughing, I'm being serious.
If someone had treated a cop this way on tape we'd still be waiting for them to make it out of the hospital so a whole slew of charges could come raining down... but be an enforcer of the system and if we have to I guess we could charge him with jay walking.
Because its really hard for us to keep lying to you when there is evidence of the wrong doing everyone can see. We have to protect these hard working large voting blocks who will withhold their support if we don't give them special rights to continue their reign of terror of their fiefdoms. If we don't protect the cops, who will look the other way when we are caught with a dead hooker or a live boy?