Thursday, March 31, 2011

New mass litigation technique in P2P cases: sue all individuals in a "swarm" over one video

Here’s a new twist in the mass litigation saga.  Liberty Media, distributor of “adult” video, is suing all the members of a P2P “swarm” connected to the sharing of a particular pirated video.  This seems to be a new tactic to get around court objections to filing one suit against thousands of unrelated individuals, as in the US Copyright Group litigation.

There is a Digital Media Wire story by Mark Hefflinger on the matter March 30, link here

Individual defendants in such a case may obviously be less eager to litigate in public. 

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