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BitTorrent search site loses case

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    A website which facilitated the online exchange of films, music and TV programmes without permission has lost a US copyright case.
    TorrentSpy was taken to court by the Motion Picture Association of America.

    A judge made a default ruling in favour of the MPAA after she said the site's operators had tampered with evidence.

    The site had ignored an order to retain server logs and the unique online addresses of computers which traded files using the BitTorrent program.

    The ruling could have personal privacy implications because the information TorrentSpy had been told to retain was held in Random Access Memory of computers.

    Defendants Justin Bunnell, Forrest Parker, Wes Parker and Valence Media originally had argued that its servers were located in the Netherlands and so were protected by Dutch law from having to turn over server logs.

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