Anti-Piracy Lawyers Drop Case Against 70-Year-Old Grandmother

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vig1lant3

They only dropped the case when they realized she would probably be dead before the case and appeals concluded...

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bpstone

Just because someone is elderly doesn't mean they're incapable of committing a crime. If this woman was indeed innocent, they should feel ashamed of themselves. I'm pretty sure she was. The copyright, patent and trademark lawsuits are getting out of hand.

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TerribleToaster

 

From the get go of this whole thing there were many red flags and plenty of evidence that they had the wrong person (such as the fact that this women could barely use a computer at all, let alone torrent). Now that they have proven that they had the wrong person (or rather, others proved that they had the wrong person as they could care less) rather than apologizing or feeling ashamed, they sent her a letter basically telling her to go fuck herself "That they would not apologize because fuck you, and also thanks for the free publicity. P.S. We'll be watching you in case you ever do anything so we can sue your ass."

 

Basically they refuse to admit they were wrong and would rather harass an old lady who was proven innocent then say sorry.

 

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Makes me wanna download another couple terabytes, and I thank you for that.

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schwit

Can she find a lawyer that will counter sue for emotional distress and harm to her reputation?

There are certain things that a simple apology can't fix or wash off. Being accused of sex or porn related crimes is one of them.

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Ghok

I like how they act like they were actually investigating.

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kris79

 

Your submission has triggered the spam filter and will not be accepted.WTF!

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pastorbob

"I've obviously made a stupid mistake so to cover for it I will send a follow-up letter showing what a truly arrogant SOB I am."

They couldn't have been more unprofessional even if they thumbed their noses at her and said "Nanny, nanny, boo, boo," which in reality is exactly what they did. What can you expect from a profession that sues over spilled coffee because it was hot or sues a homeowner who shot the felon that broke into his home?

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TerribleToaster

They are real life Disney villians.

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praack

might have been disney who hired them

amazing the amount of Hubris that even though they made a mistake they gloated and came off threatening in the end

absolute power corrupts absolutely

that digital millenium act gave that level of power

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DasHellMutt

This. The DMCA is right up there with the patriot act as some of the most heinous bullshit forced on this country by worthless politicians. Both should be repealed immediately and for largely the same reason. They bestow too much power on large organizations who don't need it or have any right to it. And they do so with the express purpose of using that power against the general public who has little recourse when they are labeled a pirate or a terrorist.

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Mastro Antonio

Lawsuits are getting out of hand these days.

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Brdn666

They always have been out of hand yet essential at the same time.

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pastorbob

Getting????

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