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Judge Prevents 23,322 Filesharing Does From Being Sued For Now 199

Posted by timothy
from the bucks-better-be-on-warning dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Judge overseeing the US Copyright Group's lawsuit against 23,000 individuals sharing 'The Expendables' has shut the door on progress. In a ruling made yesterday, the judge has ordered the US Copyright Group to show cause as to how all 23,322 fall under his Court's jurisdiction. Considering the US Copyright Group's failure in the past to show cause on jurisdiction, this could be the beginning of the end."
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Judge Prevents 23,322 Filesharing Does From Being Sued For Now

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  • by wintercolby (1117427) <winter,colby&gmail,com> on Wednesday June 08, 2011 @10:31AM (#36375566)
    Pardon my ignorance, but can anyone say what "23,322 Filesharing Does" are?
  • Re:Ridiculous (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 08, 2011 @10:36AM (#36375654)

    Shutting down the whole internet wouldn't stop it either.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 08, 2011 @10:47AM (#36375828)

    I am an agaisnt the unconstitutional high fines for copyright infingement. But this trend may not be a good thing. How exactly is a copyright holder supposed to protect their works in court if they can't get past this step? What do they need to show? I think this will have a legislative solution if it holds. Where the legislative solution is a special federal court that has jurisdiction over this step of the process.

  • Re:Great news (Score:4, Interesting)

    by erroneus (253617) on Wednesday June 08, 2011 @10:47AM (#36375844) Homepage

    That's where you are wrong. The 3-strikes, laws we keep hearing about would never pass in the US so easily. It is easier for the US government and US companies to influence foreign government than it is for the US government to influence its people.

    In a way, it speaks well of the US people, not not really... we rolled right over when it came to terrorist laws didn't we? But worse than that -- saw a news story about certain parts of town where violent things have occurred. The news people played comments by people demanding more police and cameras and other measures to "keep us safe." So we still have a long way to go (or have slipped way too far down that slippery slope). You will find people of the US not worried about losing freedom, but they are worried about losing convenience!

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