The new year is coming...predictions for 2013... lets get out the crystal ball and make some tech world predictions... What happens? How does the whole Voltage thing play out? Do the trolls change downloading in Canada forever or have no impact?
Its worrisome to think that a company can swoop in and sue potentially innocent Canadians based on questionable evidence at best. One thing that disturbs me is if law enforcement feels you have stolen goods in your home they just cant come in and start collecting evidence. They require a court ordered search warrant. So what gives a computer software company from Montreal the right to violate peoples privacy and collect evidence with no legal right to do so? What authority do they have? If Voltage succeeds what stops them and their hired IP police from randomly grabbing a thousand or a million other IPs and claiming the same thing. They dont have to take any to court just hope to scare 20 percent of the ones they threaten in settling. Could be wrong but to me this is much more then piracy of some really bad movies its about a dangerous precedent being set. Hopefully the courts will see through it and get back to cases that need to be heard. After all anyone who has downloaded anything Voltage has done, have they not suffered enough by watching it?