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US file sharers face 30,000 lawsuits from film group

Copyright World Magazine

US file sharers face 30,000 lawsuits from film group

UNITED STATES – File sharers in the US may face copyright lawsuits if an alliance of independent film makers is able to obtain details of Bit Torrent users from ISPs. The US Copyright Group and the Independent Film & Television Alliance has demanded ISPs hand over details of people linked to more than 30,000 IP addresses they say have been used to pirate movies. So far, only one ISP has cooperated, resulting in 71 names. Five of those people have reached an out-of-court settlement with the groups.

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