Then the US government.
Is responsible for drivebys on public highways.
Same logic, right?
Following a US court's decision to make ISP Cox Cable liable for customer piracy, copyright enforcement collector Rightscorp says it hopes to use the case to extract further funds from service providers. "Although Rightscorp was not a party in this case, we are delighted with the outcome. The Federal District Court declared …
Nothing has changed. ISPs are still provided safe harbor by the DMCA providing they comply with takedown requests/notifications within 24 hours. COX ignored these. Megauploads ignored these. KA Torrents ignored these...See the pattern?
My ISP responds promptly to DMCA requests as I leared the first and last time I used torrents. I received an email warning. The warning stated that the second offense would lead to suspension of my internet. The suspension would be lifted upon my watching an educational video on the evils of sharing pirated material. I think the third would lead to an extended suspension, I forget the length because it was years ago and I haven't used torrents since and subsequently received no further warnings.
This is how ISPs avoid multi-million dollar judgements and injunctions.
Because it's not about complying with DMCA regulations.
When corrupt officials can be influenced to take action against business competitors, those competitors seem to fall foul of whatever "laws and regulations" those corrupt officials are able to wield.
Not saying that KA wasn't waving a huge red flag at an obviously unhappy bull. They definitely were.
But they were also complying with DMCA regulations too.
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