Wednesday June 29, 2016

Judge Dismisses Piracy Case, Says IP Address Doesn’t Prove Anything

What the!?!? Common sense coming from the courts? This is unbelievable. Finally a judge that realizes anyone with access to the router in question could have downloaded the movie including family members, friends or someone across the street jumping on your open Wi-Fi connection.

In what's believed to be a first of its kind ruling, a federal court in Oregon has dismissed a direct infringement complaint against an alleged movie pirate from the outset. According to the judge, linking an IP-address to a pirated download is not enough to prove direct copyright infringement.