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U.S. Copyright Group: On the Hunt for BitTorrent Downloaders

Written on May 11, 2011 by Aiken Lewis

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Go and check your Downloads folder. Any chances you downloaded the movie the Expendables last year? If not, lucky you. But if you happen to download this film, start praying you’ll not be part of the 23,000 file sharers who will likely be sued for piracy. FYI, Expendables has become the largest illegal BitTorrent-downloading case in U.S. history.

U.S. Copyright Group are set to subpoena Internet companies to share the names of those who downloaded the action film through torrent. It was last year that the U.S. Copyright Group started the practice of filing cases against BitTorrent downloaders.

Subpoenas are bound to be released this week. This is only a small portion of the 140,000 BitTorrent downloaders who get free copies of B-rated and porn movies online.

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Paramount Teams Up with BitTorrent

Written on March 19, 2011 by Charles Bass

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“From day one we’ve maintained that The Tunnel is not supporting or condoning piracy, but instead trying to incorporate a legitimate use of peer-to-peer in our distribution strategy internationally.” --- Enzo Tedeschi, Producer/Editor, The Tunnel

Gadg got some news that might shock you all: Paramount and BitTorrent are teaming up. That’s right folks, we’re not kidding. The anti-piracy studio has teamed up with the popular piracy tool with the release of their movie, The Tunnel on May 19. Paramount will also release a DVD of the movie and it won’t be available in theaters.

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