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entourage93

join:2012-12-27
Tilbury, ON

Voltage Questions

New to all of this, and find it all very interesting have a few questions, wondering if someone could help. Thanks

1. Does anyone know what classic film from the Voltage vault, they are claiming people are downloading/uploading?

2. What are the chances that Voltage drops this witch hunt due to the courts forcing more dates? (legal bills... love how the judge through in this is going to take more than just a day most likely=$$$)

3. Like I said new to the copyright troll world. Have the major studios ever embarked in stuff like this? Would they even really bother?

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said by entourage93:

1. Does anyone know what classic film from the Voltage vault, they are claiming people are downloading/uploading?

»www.teksavvy.com/en/why- ··· t-faqs#v

Check the links in #13.

2. What are the chances that Voltage drops this witch hunt due to the courts forcing more dates? (legal bills... love how the judge through in this is going to take more than just a day most likely=$$$)

Possibly but unlikely. It depends on how much Voltage Pictures believes they can extort from these 2000 people. If they believe that they can successfully pressure 1200 people (60%) to pay $3000, they will have generated $3.6 Million. Even if this is prolonged for a few more months, it's unlikely that this will deter them.

3. Like I said new to the copyright troll world. Have the major studios ever embarked in stuff like this? Would they even really bother?

Money. This is their business model.

edit: Sorry, I was referring to copyright trolls such as Voltage Pictures when I answered #3, not major studios. Major studios/music companies focus more on lobbying politicians to introduce draconian laws but they've also sued people.


Chang

@teksavvy.com
reply to entourage93
1. Voltage Pictures v TekSavvy BitTorrent users
2.
3. Court File No. T-2058-12
4. FEDERAL COURT
5.
6. BETWEEN:
7.
8. VOLTAGE PICTURES LLC
9.
10. and
11. JOHN DOE and JANE DOE
12.
13. and
14. TEKSAVVY SOLUTIONS INC.
15.
16.
17. Generation Um ... (2012)
18. Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010)
19. The Whistleblower (2010)
20. True Justice: Brotherhood (2010)
21. The Third Act aka The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
22. Breathless (2012)
23. Peace Love & Misunderstanding (2011)
24. Conviction (2010)
25. The Good Doctor (2011)
26. Faces in the Crowd (2011)
27. Rosewood Lane (2011)
28. Puncture (2011)
29. Another Happy Day aka Reasonable Bunch (2011)
30. The Barrens (2012)
31. True Justice: Lethal Justice (2010)
32. True Justice: Blood Alley (2010)
33. Killer Joe (2011)
34. Maximum Conviction (2012)
35. Fire with Fire (2012)
36. Rites of Passage (2012)
37. True Justice: Urban Warfare (2010)
38. True Justice: Deadly Crossing (2010)
39. Rites of Passage AKA Party Killers (2012)
40. Balls to the Wall (2011)
41. Sacrifice (2011)
42. Escapee (2011)

MaynardKrebs
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Some movies get released into first-run theatres because they are good.
Lesser quality* movies are released direct to DVD because they won't make it on the big screen.

Most of the ones on the list above were probably released direct to the bit bucket or the internet.**
It is these that Voltage is apparently attempting to threaten/sue into profitability.

*critics, test audiences, distributors, and other play a role in determining which of these two categories a movie generally falls into.
** sometimes movies are so bad (in the eyes of many) that it isn't worth even pressing a DVD, and the movie is either unreleased, or released on the internet because the cost of distribution is effectively zero and the producers are hoping to recover some of their investment.