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Voltage Pictures will stop suing disabled people, kids over copyright infringement

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Feb 2015 21:31 User comments (7)

Voltage Pictures will stop suing disabled people, kids over copyright infringement Voltage Pictures, infamous for suing tens of thousands of unauthorized downloaders of their films, has agreed to stop suing kids, physically disabled people, and the mentally disabled.
The company has sued tens of thousands of downloaders of 'The Hurt Locker' and 'Dallas Buyers Club' in the U.S., Canada and Europe, normally suing a 'John Doe' IP address and then getting a judge to rule that the ISP must provide their identity.

Most that are accused choose to settle out of court for a couple thousand dollars, and Voltage has been able to make a business out of it.

However, as other companies have seen in the past from mass lawsuits, the targets are not always what you would expect. A Voltage executive said that the company "would not pursue an autistic child, people who were handicapped, welfare cases, or people that have mental issues" any longer. Does Voltage really care about those people though? It seems that they care more about PR: "That kind of press would ruin us."

Source:
TorrentFreak

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7 user comments

122.2.2015 22:29

wow you still suck why would people download your crap videos

223.2.2015 23:39

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
wow you still suck why would people download your crap videos

You didn't like The Hurt Locker??


I thought that movie was great. I totally agree about the others though.


Either way...PEERBLOCK people.

Been using for 6-7 years now with 2.5billion proactively blocked IP addresses and NEVER received a DMCA notice as a result of downloading or torrenting. Though, I'm not a rampant, leeching pirate downloader.

I did however get a notice from ATT Uverse when my girl watched Selfie on Popcorn Time. Peerblock debilitates that program.

324.2.2015 0:19

But what about my granny and my poor xerox machine!


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424.2.2015 15:20

Originally posted by DXR88:
But what about my granny and my poor xerox machine!
Like my father used to say........."too bad, so sad, love dad" :)

526.2.2015 13:41

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
wow you still suck why would people download your crap videos
actually, while most fit your description, they have a few good ones but priced way too high to buy
have you tried to buy the Librarian?

only affordable versions are bootleg... the places that copyright infringement is supposed to be suing are only ones with close to reasonable prices but even there the bootleggers charge extra for the librarian because legal copies are priced at hundreds of dollars in attempt to falsify its value
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Feb 2015 @ 13:45

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626.2.2015 13:44

how the **F** do i delete a duplicate entry?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Feb 2015 @ 13:48

qazwiz is qazwiz everywhere. If you see me say HI!

726.2.2015 19:26

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by megadunderhead:
wow you still suck why would people download your crap videos

You didn't like The Hurt Locker??


I thought that movie was great. I totally agree about the others though.


Either way...PEERBLOCK people.

Been using for 6-7 years now with 2.5billion proactively blocked IP addresses and NEVER received a DMCA notice as a result of downloading or torrenting. Though, I'm not a rampant, leeching pirate downloader.

I did however get a notice from ATT Uverse when my girl watched Selfie on Popcorn Time. Peerblock debilitates that program.
LOL I bet you turn on MAC filtering and turn off your SSID broadcast too because you think it will keep you more secure..

Peerblock does not do ANYTHING to block copyright trolls who are working from home, or a public Wifi, or anyplace else that is not going to be on a blacklist. All it does is create a false sense of security, just like turning on MAC filtering or turning off the SSID broadcast. The ONLY way to be safe is to use either a VPN a seedbox that is based outside the US and who does not comply with DMCA.
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