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70-year old grandma accused of sharing porn via torrent

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Jul 2011 1:54 User comments (25)

70-year old grandma accused of sharing porn via torrent Over the years we have posted many, many cases of Americans being sued over unauthorized BitTorrent sharing.
A few of these cases, however, have been so ridiculous that there are little redeeming factors for the groups that brought them, such as the RIAA, MPAA and others. Some of those cases involved grandmothers, others involved kindergartners, one involved a networked printer and one even involved the recently deceased.

Today, another such case has hit the media, with a 70-year old widow being accused of sharing hardcore porn via torrents.

The group that brought the case will allow her to settle for $3400, or she will have to go to court and risk a fine of $150,000.

Without giving into the horrendous suit, the grandma (who admits she does not even know what a torrent is) will not settle and will fight the case, defending herself.

The Jane Doe says she has a quick line of defense (via TF)

Id say to the judge, I have no idea how this happened. If Sony can get hacked, if the Pentagon can get hacked, my goodness, what chance does an individual have?

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25 user comments

118.7.2011 3:04

She should just pay the fine...it is guilty until proven innocent...and as any scientist will tell you, nothing can ever be proven.



218.7.2011 3:36
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Originally posted by KillerBug:
She should just pay the fine...it is guilty until proven innocent...and as any scientist will tell you, nothing can ever be proven.
Is that what you'd do, just bend over and pay the fine? I say hooray for granny, she should fight and continue getting the seniors horny at the old folks home.
Is guilt also something that can't be proven?

If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

318.7.2011 10:18

Defending herself? I hope not, and it depends on the judge, but at a first look she seems so screwed... :(


"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

418.7.2011 10:45

She might want to have a talk with her sweet little grandson

518.7.2011 10:57

Originally posted by solamf30:
She might want to have a talk with her sweet little grandson

Yep. Maybe, just maybe, he can explain to her what a bittorrent is.

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

618.7.2011 11:45

Darn and all I ever got from Grandma was milk and cookies.

718.7.2011 13:19

Originally posted by SomeBozo:
Darn and all I ever got from Grandma was milk and cookies.

LOL. I'm OK with milk&cookies, though. Imagine if, instead, you got porn starring... Nah, forget about it. We'd better not imagine that. X-D

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

818.7.2011 13:39

I don't think age is a proper defense. My 80 year old grandpa knows what a torrent is. Also old women have needs as well.

I agree though that the grandson is a more likely scenario.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Jul 2011 @ 13:40

918.7.2011 13:42

Creeps me out, just watch the Futurama episode when the professor is taking a shower as his female self... *Shudders*... I agree with fighting this tho, as much as I agree with her statement. Eventually the gov't will get fed up with RIAA/MPAA for wasting the courts time and $.

1018.7.2011 14:46

The courts are already fed up with them.

I reckon she'll get out of this simply because the court will ask her how to do the torrent thing and she can just play dumb or simply not know either way it'll probably play into her favor.

Also many people won't be happy when it hits the news properly.

1118.7.2011 14:48

Oh lord the mighty damn!!! One, when the hell did the MPAA & RIAA Nazis even start taking the porn industry under their wings!?! Two, "most" females aren't known for downloading porn anyway, especially 80 year old ones. Can't say that for myself, but we're not talking about me either... [No, I'm not 80, but I certainly feel like it...]

I just KNEW this garbage was going to start back up once the news of the lobbying expenditures came up a few weeks ago & now here we have it... Nobody will support them legitimately because they will get caught in a catch 22 situation. So what do they do, they start suing the crap out of everything that moves & see what sticks. Just like they do here in the states with speeding tickets. Cops will hit a herd of cars, hit the lights and then see who pulls over. If one pulls over, that one gets fined. If two or more pull over, they all get fined; pure 'F'ing gravy.

And don't any cops out there bother stating anything different. All the po-dunk areas I've lived in & cops I've hung out with have verified this with me, including the ones that cited me with the others "violators". I still got to pay the fine despite.


1218.7.2011 16:41

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Oh lord the mighty damn!!! One, when the hell did the MPAA & RIAA Nazis even start taking the porn industry under their wings!?.
It doesn't say the MPAA & RIAA started this action. You need to read the article more closely before starting a rant. The Porn Industry has some of the most notorious individuals out there for pursuing individual legal actions against suspected downloads. Always has been always will be.

1318.7.2011 17:33

Calm down domie, you'd think someone would believe you were working for the MPAA or the RIAA. Besides, if the porn industry was just NOW that interested in chasing down all the porn-o-lopers why haven't we heard of limitless tanker ships full of people being sued over download infringements? Thus, my implication of the the aforementioned groups. I.e., the only ones with the money & authority to challenge ISP logs for what's being downloaded.

It's called deduction. Facts are generally derived from such things. Not always, but when practiced properly & for good. You should try it too.


1418.7.2011 17:40

Originally posted by domie:
Originally posted by LordRuss:
Oh lord the mighty damn!!! One, when the hell did the MPAA & RIAA Nazis even start taking the porn industry under their wings!?.
It doesn't say the MPAA & RIAA started this action. You need to read the article more closely before starting a rant. The Porn Industry has some of the most notorious individuals out there for pursuing individual legal actions against suspected downloads. Always has been always will be.
This suit in particular, was brought by John Steele, who works for the porn industry.


1518.7.2011 17:43

These ass-hats that charged granny should be stripped naked, some honey smeared on their anus, and staked out over a little piss-ant hill and recorded live and the little piss-ants eat them from the inside out, should take a long, long time. Be very gratifying to see and hear. Go Granny!!

1618.7.2011 18:23

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
This suit in particular, was brought by John Steele, who works for the porn industry.

Point taken... Interesting note, Mr. Steele is also a Chicago legal tool of epic proportions... He's continuing to sue "Doe's" (un-named defendants) that a judge already threw out). I couldn't get a firm count on how many people are actually being sued (reported 300, with an unconfirm 1,017 horny other teenagers in Canada), but he can't even narrow it down in the cases I saw listed.

Even the legal community sites are finding it hard to not laugh this guy off the face of the planet if it weren't for the class action suits that he is throwing around with regards to "responsibility by proxy". I.e., he's suing college campus' for a bunch of guys downloading "Mommy Blows Best" [no, I'm not kidding]. Seeing as he can't nab the guys individually, he'll just sledgehammer assrape the college for the infringement.

It's this kind of litigation that has or should have everybody quaking in fear. It's also what has the federal judges throwing his ass out like crazy because it's individuals like him that needn't be litigating this kind future pressure cooker.

1718.7.2011 21:07

All i gotta say is LOL :P


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1818.7.2011 21:27

Originally posted by dali:
Originally posted by solamf30:
She might want to have a talk with her sweet little grandson

Yep. Maybe, just maybe, he can explain to her what a bittorrent is.
Remember the days of being a little mischievous grandson? He'll let her take the rap over admitting to this! lolz!!!

1919.7.2011 5:48

These crazies are suing the owners of the internet account...period. They know good and well some of them are not doing the file sharing but they are holding them responsible for not watching what others are doing on their computers and/or securing their wireless routers. Some lawsuits are just plain mistakes. I am glad granny is fighting the lawsuit. It will be a hassle, but maybe she will get an understanding judge and have the case thrown out. Go Granny Go!!!!!!!

2019.7.2011 6:48

Originally posted by gDavid:
These ass-hats that charged granny should be stripped naked, some honey smeared on their anus, and staked out over a little piss-ant hill and recorded live and the little piss-ants eat them from the inside out, should take a long, long time. Be very gratifying to see and hear. Go Granny!!

I love how you think there bud. That is by far the best torture scenario I ever thought of.

2124.7.2011 8:06

Originally posted by numscull:
These crazies are suing the owners of the internet account...period. They know good and well some of them are not doing the file sharing but they are holding them responsible for not watching what others are doing on their computers and/or securing their wireless routers. Some lawsuits are just plain mistakes. I am glad granny is fighting the lawsuit. It will be a hassle, but maybe she will get an understanding judge and have the case thrown out. Go Granny Go!!!!!!!
Maybe she will get a judge that is fed up with this crap and he will give her damages for her troubles...that would be great!

Or maybe she has a laser printer...the RIAA has already said that laser printers have committed piracy in the past; she could just blame the laser printer and it would not be any more insane than the rest of this case.


2224.7.2011 14:33

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Or maybe she has a laser printer...
And when the laser printer can't pay the fine the courts put it in pauper's prison...

2324.7.2011 19:22

Quote:
This suit in particular, was brought by John Steele, who works for the porn industry
Now this is simple,, the porn industry is going to bankrupt and now its owners are giving it some strength by accusing someone( a 70 year old grandma)... U R DOING IT WRONG MAN... GO GRANDMA GOOO!!!

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2425.7.2011 1:17

if you havnt done anything wrong in theory you should fight the case.in reality fighting the case might be a long and costly experience.its about time someone stood up for there rights.GO GRANDMA


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