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shepd

join:2004-01-17
Kitchener, ON
kudos:1
reply to static416

Re: Hurt Locker P2P Lawsuit Comes to Canada

Your best way to put companies this stupid in a hurt locker is to stop supporting them. Do not watch or do anything to give money to any of the films on this page:

»www.imdb.com/company/co0179337/

Make sure anyone involved knows that if they work for Voltage Pictures their movie will never be enjoyed by anyone and that they may/may not get paid when Voltage Pictures goes bankrupt from the lack of income.

static416

join:2007-01-26
Toronto, ON
said by shepd:

Your best way to put companies this stupid in a hurt locker is to stop supporting them. Do not watch or do anything to give money to any of the films on this page:

»www.imdb.com/company/co0179337/

Make sure anyone involved knows that if they work for Voltage Pictures their movie will never be enjoyed by anyone and that they may/may not get paid when Voltage Pictures goes bankrupt from the lack of income.

Worst case scenario, I have no problem completely avoiding all copyright infringing consumption of video content. I still download stuff now, but I can't think of the last time I actually watched any of what I have. It just comes down automatically and I never bother looking at it.

There is far more than enough quality movies and video online that is legitimately free and produced by people who are both visionary in their craft and their business model. And I typically spend my time watching that stuff anyways. On top of being free, it's actually better content too.

If these dinosaur companies are that desperate to sue to the only people who actually watched their movie, then they can go screw themselves. I'll watch and support the content of people who embrace the future instead of trying to stop it.
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MaynardKrebs
Heave Steve, for the good of the country
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join:2009-06-17
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There's tons of expired copyright & public domain stuff at »www.archive.org/details/movies that's worth watching.


FiReSTaRT
Premium
join:2010-02-26
Canada
Also go to vodo.net as it has lots of interesting recent open shows and movies that you can legally torrent.


Brantford

@primus.ca
reply to MaynardKrebs
said by MaynardKrebs:

There's tons of expired copyright & public domain stuff at »www.archive.org/details/movies that's worth watching.

Thank you for this link. I've bookmarked it.


El Quintron
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join:2008-04-28
Etobicoke, ON
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said by Brantford :

said by MaynardKrebs:

There's tons of expired copyright & public domain stuff at »www.archive.org/details/movies that's worth watching.

Thank you for this link. I've bookmarked it.

You should explore all of archive.org there's some amazing movies and music on there... all in the public domain or in the creative commons.
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Brantford

@primus.ca
said by El Quintron:

You should explore all of archive.org there's some amazing movies and music on there... all in the public domain or in the creative commons.

Thank you, I will. Thanks also to FiReSTaRT for the »vodo.net link which I have also bookmarked.


neuromancer1

join:2007-01-22
York, ON
Reviews:
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reply to shepd
said by shepd:

Your best way to put companies this stupid in a hurt locker is to stop supporting them. Do not watch or do anything to give money to any of the films on this page:

»www.imdb.com/company/co0179337/

Make sure anyone involved knows that if they work for Voltage Pictures their movie will never be enjoyed by anyone and that they may/may not get paid when Voltage Pictures goes bankrupt from the lack of income.

No actually the best way is to keep downloading there stuff and use Peerblock so they can go suck eggs.


Jeffer71

join:2008-09-13
Carrying Place, ON
Reviews:
·Acanac
said by neuromancer1:

said by shepd:

Your best way to put companies this stupid in a hurt locker is to stop supporting them. Do not watch or do anything to give money to any of the films on this page:

»www.imdb.com/company/co0179337/

Make sure anyone involved knows that if they work for Voltage Pictures their movie will never be enjoyed by anyone and that they may/may not get paid when Voltage Pictures goes bankrupt from the lack of income.

No actually the best way is to keep downloading there stuff and use Peerblock so they can go suck eggs.

Newsgroups, a Vpn and Unlimited Downloading on Bhells network for the win!


round 2

@videotron.ca
Via copyright lawyer Howard Knopf

Hurt Locker Lawsuits About to Detonate in Canada?
»excesscopyright.blogspot.com/201···ate.html

Hurt Locker Lawsuits About to Detonate in Canada?
Michael Geist reports that the Hurt Locker litigation campaign is being imported into Canada.

An order to disclose the identities behind a list of IP addresses furnished by Volate Pictures LCC has been obtained.

It appears that the three ISPs involved, namely Bell Canada, Cogeco Câble inc. et Vidéotron s.e.n.c., did nothing to protest look out for their customers' privacy rights. They did not even appear on the motion.

Indeed, in the original BMG litigation, in which I was involved, Bell and Rogers did virtually nothing to protect their customers. They sent in prominent counsel to watch the proceedings, and to look out for the ISPs' interests. Vidéotron was actually on the side of the record companies. It was probably no coincidence that, even then, these companies had substantial IP ownership interests.

The ISP fight was led - and very capabaly so - by counsel for Shaw and Telus. CIPPIC, the intervener, for whom I acted as lead counsel, along with Alex Cameron who handled the privacy aspect, fought very hard to ensure that there was an adequate copyright basis and sufficient privacy guarantees in place. This would have required the record companies to provide sufficient, reliable non-hearsay evidence, They were apparently unable or unwilling to do so and the litigation faded away.

There are both substantive and procedural arguments that could have and perhaps should have been made in the current case by the ISPs. As the American courts are beginning to realize, mass law suits - especially when bittorent and other more complex technologies than old fashioned Napster era file sharing technologies are involved - present some very complicated issues and should not be allowed to proceed en masse without adequate scrutiny. Indeed, when they are fought, they tend to stall and collapse. We have seen this not only in the USA but in England.

Hopefully, someone will be keeping an eye out for the potential defendants in Canada this time around to ensure that their privacy rights are protected and that the Copyright Act is correctly applied.


Seems the ISP's in question have no problem handing over peoples info as long as they get paid to do it.

Cogeco (AKA: The company that said All our customer are thieves)

Bell (AKA: The company that hate their customers more than we hate them)

And of course the worse of them all, Videotron (AKA: The company that said suing our customers is a good way to monetize)


neuromancer1

join:2007-01-22
York, ON
Reviews:
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reply to Jeffer71
said by Jeffer71:

said by neuromancer1:

said by shepd:

Your best way to put companies this stupid in a hurt locker is to stop supporting them. Do not watch or do anything to give money to any of the films on this page:

»www.imdb.com/company/co0179337/

Make sure anyone involved knows that if they work for Voltage Pictures their movie will never be enjoyed by anyone and that they may/may not get paid when Voltage Pictures goes bankrupt from the lack of income.

No actually the best way is to keep downloading there stuff and use Peerblock so they can go suck eggs.

Newsgroups, a Vpn and Unlimited Downloading on Bhells network for the win!

Never cared for usernet not willing to pay extra for the service but it's good idea none the less stick it to these greedy scum bags and there over priced crappy movies.

justsomeguy8

join:2007-10-08
N5M3Z3
reply to neuromancer1
said by neuromancer1:

said by shepd:

Your best way to put companies this stupid in a hurt locker is to stop supporting them. Do not watch or do anything to give money to any of the films on this page:

»www.imdb.com/company/co0179337/

Make sure anyone involved knows that if they work for Voltage Pictures their movie will never be enjoyed by anyone and that they may/may not get paid when Voltage Pictures goes bankrupt from the lack of income.

No actually the best way is to keep downloading there stuff and use Peerblock so they can go suck eggs.

You'll be the one sucking eggs if you think peerblock is worthwhile protection. Do you know how easy it is for the media companies to get or use IP addresses that aren't on peerblock's list of blocked IPs ?


neuromancer1

join:2007-01-22
York, ON
I could care less since most the time I use only private Torrents. Peerblock is better then nothing for people using public Torrents.