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Mass IP based torrent lawsuits coming to Canada

at 9:59 - 27th, November 2012
Terrible news. While Canada has been somewhat impervious to the lawsuits that blight the US and Europe, things are now changing for the worse.
Stupid Harper government...

Following an important court ruling last week, thousands of Canadians are now at risk of being exposed to mass BitTorrent lawsuits. That’s the message from the boss an anti-piracy outfit who says is company has been monitoring BitTorrent networks for infringements and has amassed data on millions of users. The court ruling involved just 50 Canadians but another case on the horizon involves thousands of alleged pirates.

Source (torrentfreak)

It gets worse too because the lawsuit mentioned is from here in Montreal. It will be interesting to see if the ISP's actually play ball. So far the only one who's said that they would willingly offer user information in these cases has been Videotron.


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News comment 1 | User comment 1033 | 2:25 - 28th, Nov 2012

Good Thing I don't torrent since I'm with Videotron

Alex Alex
News comment 2 | User comment 4885 | 10:06 - 29th, Nov 2012

it all depends on the type of lawsuit. in the states they were suing a lot of john and jane doe but sending them to the address of the ip. theyd win because the defendant wouldn't show up or if they did it was because they were guilty. in other words they either didnt know how to defend thenselves or didn't want to have to deal with lawyers and whatnot.

andrew andrew
News comment 3 | User comment 1300 | 10:32 - 29th, Nov 2012

subscribed to a usenet service. runs over ssl, so ISP has no idea what you're doing. pretty damn fast as well.

Alex Alex
News comment 4 | User comment 4885 | 13:30 - 29th, Nov 2012

yea? we'll need to talk about this more next time i see you.

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