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Judge: An IP-Address Doesn’t Identify a Person (or BitTorrent Pirate)

Posted on May 3rd, 2012 at 20:34 by John Sinteur in category: Intellectual Property -- Write a comment


A landmark ruling in one of the many mass-BitTorrent lawsuits in the US has delivered a severe blow to a thus far lucrative business. Among other things, New York Judge Gary Brown explains in great detail why an IP-address is not sufficient evidence to identify copyright infringers. According to the Judge this lack of specific evidence means that many alleged BitTorrent pirates have been wrongfully accused by copyright holders.

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