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Man hit with massive fine for pirating gay porn films

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Nov 2012 15:01 User comments (23)

Man hit with massive fine for pirating gay porn films Kywan Fisher has been fined $1.5 million for pirating and sharing 10 gay porn films via torrent networks.
Flava Works, the creator of the films, was awarded $150,000 per movie by a federal court in Illinois. The award is the largest in history for a file-sharing case.

In court, Flava Works presented sufficient evidence again Fisher, and the defendant did not actually defend himself against the claims. Flava embeds unique codes into its films that customers pay to view and the company easily found the codes and connected it back to Fisher, who is a paying customer of the movies.

Once they were uploaded to torrent networks, the films were then downloaded 3449 times.

In their argument, Flava says Fisher exhibited "willful copyright infringement" and completely violated the terms and conditions of the pay-to-view video service. Because Mr. Fisher did not defend himself, or even object, US Judge John Lee issued a default judgement, along with the large fine.

Flava originally sued 15 file sharers but dropped all the rest of the cases citing lack of evidence.

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23 user comments

14.11.2012 20:52

Excuse me, but why in the bloody hell would you opt to not defend yourself? Is there any reason at all? Is he really paying $150k to not have himself associated with gay porn?

That makes my head hurt.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Nov 2012 @ 20:55

24.11.2012 21:08

Man this is disturbing. LOL

35.11.2012 2:40

Originally posted by Notcow:
Excuse me, but why in the bloody hell would you opt to not defend yourself? Is there any reason at all? Is he really paying $150k to not have himself associated with gay porn?

That makes my head hurt.

What defense would he have? Try to claim someone else bought and illegally shared the videos in his name, using his credit card(s) and spoofing his IP address(es) too? Lying would be perjury and ignorance isn't an excuse. And where does it say he didn't defend himself because he didn't want to be associated with gay porn?
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45.11.2012 8:33

Originally posted by Notcow:
Excuse me, but why in the bloody hell would you opt to not defend yourself? Is there any reason at all? Is he really paying $150k to not have himself associated with gay porn?

That makes my head hurt.
In the USA

the copyright laws are made so that what ever you say you'll be handed jail time and a large fine based upon what the copyright holder wants done by a judge.

So he could say all sorts of stuff but he'll be screwed over anyway because that is what the law allows.

55.11.2012 10:58

He could have asked for prison time instead of the fine...no need for gay porn in there.

65.11.2012 12:43

actually what i find is funny in all of this think about it

If you where not out of the closet with your family your sure are now and worse think of the embarrassment that this causes i have friends who are gay i am not but after talking to them all you have to do is come out of the closet and your marked for life as a pervert faggot butt pirate and other harmful words


75.11.2012 17:03

What the fuck is the matter with American courts ? "you are ordered to pay $10 million dollars says the judge to the guy working at mickey D's" sure like thats gonna happen ! It's like those 20 consecutive life sentences they hand out "you are ordered to serve 362 years in the state pen" Thats realistic too !

85.11.2012 18:14

Originally posted by KillerBug:
He could have asked for prison time instead of the fine...no need for gay porn in there.
Ha

Keep your head up, keep alert, and don't let them take you by suprise.

95.11.2012 22:50
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I think that I would cut up the ceos immediate family family members in front of him.

106.11.2012 9:28

Quote:

He could have asked for prison time instead of the fine...no need for gay porn in there.

Pricelessly well said!

118.11.2012 8:34

It sounds like there's an untapped market for unique code removal software ;)


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128.11.2012 8:44

Originally posted by KillerBug:
He could have asked for prison time instead of the fine...no need for gay porn in there.
That would have been a stiff sentence.

We once had a empire and it was led by an emperor then we had a kingdom which was led by a king. Now we have a country.

138.11.2012 10:41

He will have to work as a porn star to pay that fine off !

148.11.2012 14:23

Originally posted by bogwart16:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
He could have asked for prison time instead of the fine...no need for gay porn in there.
That would have been a stiff sentence.
Prison would of been paradise for him. He would of been singing, "It's raining men hallelujah it's raining men!"

He would of dropped the soap on purpose.

158.11.2012 14:35

"Prison would of been paradise for him. He would of been singing, "It's raining men hallelujah it's raining men!"

Missing sense of humour, much?


We once had a empire and it was led by an emperor then we had a kingdom which was led by a king. Now we have a country.

168.11.2012 14:38

Originally posted by bogwart16:
"Prison would of been paradise for him. He would of been singing, "It's raining men hallelujah it's raining men!"

Missing sense of humour, much?
I got your joke. Apparently you missed mine.

178.11.2012 14:50

You made a joke? When I find it I'll let you know.


We once had a empire and it was led by an emperor then we had a kingdom which was led by a king. Now we have a country.

189.11.2012 19:24

Wow. Historical first here; Title should have read:

Man convicted of "Pirating butt-pirates on the information hershey-highway".

LMMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

199.11.2012 19:28

And apparently there are approximately 3500 other potential butt-pirates out there pirating other butt-pirates. INTERESTING.

209.11.2012 19:32

And this begs another question. Is it really possible for a pirate to 'pirate' a pirate?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Nov 2012 @ 19:33

2110.11.2012 1:23

This guy's gonna get screwed right up the tailpipe!

2210.11.2012 11:55

the question should be is this guy gay or did he get offerd deals to make money from torrenting gay porn????.he might not even be gay.

for all we know he could of been pirating lesbian porn.


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2315.11.2012 22:19

"Not like there's anything wrong with that..."

I feel sorry for him if he's straight.

What does he tell his friends???

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