Featured Articles

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

The LG G Watch R, the first Android Wear watch with a truly round face, is coming soon and judging by…

More...
LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG has officially announced its first smartphone SoC, the NUCLUN, formerly known as the Odin.

More...
Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft has announced that it move 2.4 million consoles in fiscal year 2015 Q1. The announcement came with the latest financial…

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 16:15

Porn industry tries RIAA tactics

Written by Nick Farell
y_lawbookhammer

Discovers why it didn't work
The RIAA abandoned its plans to sue file sharers into a coma after it was found not to deter people and it was hard to identify who was stealing the content. That has not stopped the porn industry doing the same thing with similarly disastrous results and there is evidence that it is already backfiring.

A US grandmother whose 14-year-old grandson set up her Wi-Fi system has been named and shamed in a in a lawsuit filed by a porn film studio. In another case the secretary of a condo association that offered free wireless internet access to its members has been slapped with a letter demanding $3,000 after someone downloaded a film. The problem is that anyone with access to the computer, even a neighbour tapping into another home's Internet service, could have downloaded the movie, not just the person on the receiving end of the lawsuit.

In the US there is a bunch of lawyers gathering together to fight what has been dubbed a “perfectly designed extortion scheme." The idea is that the victims will be so shamed about being accused of downloading porn they will not have the courage to go to court.

Some defendants in the Florida cases have received harassing phone calls, even threats of criminal prosecution if they don't pay up.


Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments