Illegal File-Sharer Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million

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zulutech

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I'm going to share "Flava Works'" videos up here in Canada then send them an email just to rub it in their faces that it's legal up here. And no porn jokes. Those assholes.
 

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that f*cked up, sound like entrapment, he bought it through bit torrent which by default shares it with others. and how did they server him (summon to court) by email to his isp? he letter to bittorrent? i doubt it was the legal way of face to face "you're served"
 

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Flava Works sued Fisher due to his sharing of 10 movies he had paid for through BitTorrent.
He had purchased actual copies, ripped them and put them online through bit torrent.
 

weaselman

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This is how it should of read if correct.
Flava Works sued Fisher due to his sharing of 10 movies he had paid for.Then sharing them through Bit Torrent.

In its evidence, Flava revealed that it had embedded unique codes in the copies of its films that customers pay to view. Digital detective work connected the code in the pirated films back to Mr Fisher, who had earlier signed up as a customer of Flava and paid to view the movies.

Come on Toms Hardware sort yourself out with the right information and facts.
 

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1.5 million dollars. Much more than people get when their family members are murdered, if they get anything at all.

Sheer insanity here and weaselman: someone in his home could have uploaded the digitally marked files without his permission. Enough said. If I had been on this jury, I wouldn't have given this company one red cent.
 

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[citation][nom]abbadon_34[/nom]he bought it through bit torrent which by default shares it with others.[/citation]

It was just poor grammar; something that we see too much of, unfortunately.

Flava Works sued Fisher due to his sharing of 10 movies he had paid for through BitTorrent
versus
Flava Works sued Fisher due to his sharing of 10 movies, that he had paid for, through BitTorrent
or
Flava Works sued Fisher due to his sharing of 10 paid-for movies through BitTorrent
 

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[citation][nom]Christopher1[/nom]1.5 million dollars. Much more than people get when their family members are murdered, if they get anything at all.Sheer insanity here and weaselman: someone in his home could have uploaded the digitally marked files without his permission. Enough said. If I had been on this jury, I wouldn't have given this company one red cent.[/citation]
Exactly this. It's as if the "Justice System" is really just a copyright system.
It's like they're screaming:
You got content and patents you want to overly protect at the cost of victimizing a citizen? We'll help you. Other than that, you're on your own.
 

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[citation][nom]Camikazi[/nom]Wait, they say it was shared 3,449 times and he was fined $1.5 million that comes out to $435 per share... that seems a bit excessive to me.[/citation]

Everything related to copyright infringement is excessive since the people voted into the officer is lobbied to heaven and guess who they listen too? The bribers of the voters?
 
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What do we learn from this matter? - Never buy any movies! ^^
 

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[citation][nom]Christopher1[/nom]1.5 million dollars. Much more than people get when their family members are murdered, if they get anything at all.Sheer insanity here and weaselman: someone in his home could have uploaded the digitally marked files without his permission. Enough said. If I had been on this jury, I wouldn't have given this company one red cent.[/citation]

Read people. It's fundamental. Despite THG not being able to speak English, the judge in this case can. $1.5 million is what Flava Works asked for. Since the guy never showed up to court, he had no defense, and the court's ruling automatically defaulted to what the plaintiff asked for.
 

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Make sure you clean you wifi router's logs regularly for "maintenance" and blame it on someone who hacked it. Be soft on the password as "it won't happened to me, or so I tought..." and you create just enough doubt not to be convicted.
 

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He didn't have to pirate.

So I don't feel sorry about him, but, it is possible his actions caused damage, but the fines are kind of excessive, considering people might only rent the video for $7, that is all those people who saw it have money to spend in the first place. Pirates are cheap, some don't have money. Anyways I am not sure why the studio thinks it deserves to make a premium for its content, so it should be lowered to something that they can collect on, but just enough that the dumb ass doesn't pirate again. Although I think the judge is a moron for siding for an unreasonable amount they can never collect on.
 

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[citation][nom]zulutech[/nom]I'm going to share "Flava Works'" videos up here in Canada then send them an email just to rub it in their faces that it's legal up here. And no porn jokes. Those assholes.[/citation]

DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! Knowing we legally can DL stuff like this and pass it around for personal use legally is one of the many reasons I love our wonderful country and it's wonderful laws. The true north strong and FREE!
 

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He should have just shown up to defend himself, there's no excuse for laziness. I doubt whatever movies he pirated even cost 150k to make so the defense would be easy.
 

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[citation][nom]hydac7[/nom]Count me in for Eastern Europe Romania[/citation]

Have fun shareing gay porn then :) i presume u know that its about that :p
 

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[citation][nom]kinggremlin[/nom]Read people. It's fundamental. Despite THG not being able to speak English, the judge in this case can. $1.5 million is what Flava Works asked for. Since the guy never showed up to court, he had no defense, and the court's ruling automatically defaulted to what the plaintiff asked for.[/citation]

To be blunt, they shouldn't have just done a directed ruling. The judge should have sent out a bailiff, gone to get this guy and have him appear in front of this court. That is what they do in criminal cases, they almost NEVER do a directed verdict or summary verdict.

For all they know, the guy ignored the court summons because he never got it, because they thought they had the wrong person, etc.

Reading is fundamental.... being a paid copyright lobby troll is not.
 

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convicted for sharing webcam minority gay porn at the cost of $1,500,000

[citation][nom]zulutech[/nom]I'm going to share "Flava Works'" videos up here in Canada then send them an email just to rub it in their faces that it's legal up here. And no porn jokes. Those assholes.[/citation]

just an FYI with probably TMI:
Flava Works, Inc. headquartered in Miami, Florida, with a satellite office in Chicago, Illinois, is a company that produces gay media featuring black and Latino men.

Flava Works operates several websites offering pornographic images and videos to its patrons including Cocodorm.com, PapiCock.com, ThugBoy.com, CocoBoyz.com, and FlavaMen.com. Thugsforsex.com is an online dating portal for black and Latin men. It also features a chat room with video chat capabilities to its users. The CocoDorm is a live, interactive residence where models are hired to live together in a dorm-like environment. The Miami Herald described the operation as follows: "CocoDorm offers its young, muscular males $1,200 a month along with free room and board while requiring they masturbate and have group sex in front of [web] cameras."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flava_Works
 

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[citation][nom]f-14[/nom]convicted for sharing webcam minority gay porn at the cost of $1,500,000just an FYI with probably TMI:Flava Works, Inc. headquartered in Miami, Florida, with a satellite office in Chicago, Illinois, is a company that produces gay media featuring black and Latino men.Flava Works operates several websites offering pornographic images and videos to its patrons including Cocodorm.com, PapiCock.com, ThugBoy.com, CocoBoyz.com, and FlavaMen.com. Thugsforsex.com is an online dating portal for black and Latin men. It also features a chat room with video chat capabilities to its users. The CocoDorm is a live, interactive residence where models are hired to live together in a dorm-like environment. The Miami Herald described the operation as follows: "CocoDorm offers its young, muscular males $1,200 a month along with free room and board while requiring they masturbate and have group sex in front of [web] cameras."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flava_Works[/citation]
No one has to watch the videos, it's just to send a message (honestly didn't want to quote the Joker).
 

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[citation][nom]teodoreh[/nom]So If I shoplift a box of sugar costing $1 and get caught, then the super market can sue me for 500.000$??[/citation]
I guess if you don't show up to court, then yes? Since the guy never showed up to court, he had no defense, and the court's ruling automatically defaulted to what the plaintiff asked for, so if they super market wanted $500, you screwed yourself by not being present.

"For all they know, the guy ignored the court summons because he never got it, because they thought they had the wrong person, etc."

I think that's hard to do, when you get "served." Aka they ask your name and then present you with the letter in person so they know for sure you received it.
 
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