Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday June 27, 2013

File-Sharers Have A Right to Anonymous Speech

File-sharers have a right to anonymous speech? It will be interesting to see what the courts think about that.

Several advocacy groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union is have joined a group of major U.S. Internet providers in their protest against mass BitTorrent lawsuits. They state that these cases are "essentially an extortion scheme," as many courts have started to realize recently. The groups further argue that the lawsuits violate file-sharers’ right to anonymous speech, which is protected by the First Amendment.