Comcast Protests “Shake Down” of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates | TorrentFreak

Posted: June 13, 2012 in My thoughts

Comcast Protests “Shake Down” of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates | TorrentFreak.

Wow I applaud Comcast, Verizon, and any company willing to go to bat for their customers. It’s “strong-armed tactics” at it’s finest, and I’m glad that they see how frivolous these “John Doe Lawsuits” are. Yes I feel their “copyrighted materials” should be protected, but at the same time accept the fact that people are going to pirate your materials, and if they enjoy them enough, they may actually end up buying them as well.

Speaking for myself, I’ve spent quite a bit of money on things simply because I was able to “try them out” first. If I download a movie, the quality of the download is shit, but I like the movie, I’m more much likely to buy it on Blu-ray than I would if I had never pirated the movie in the first place.

The same goes for porn. If porn is good, and worth watching over and over again, why wouldn’t I want to buy a “good quality” copy of the movie so I can enjoy it even more? Just find a new business model to maximize what you can make from it. Give people incentive to pay for your product, and they will. Ignore the customer, and then we have a “fuck you attitude”, and download that shit for free.

Update:

Comcast crushes porn owner’s “shakedown” of subscribers.

Once again, please support Comcast by becoming a subscriber. You now know that they will do whatever it takes to protect their customers from these “witch hunts”. Yes 50% or more of the people they’re attempting to sue via “John Doe Lawsuits” are in fact the ones who downloaded their materials. However, there are numerous people who are innocent, and yet still find themselves being sued for something they did not do. The foundation of our Criminal Justice system (and let’s remember too that no Federal charges are being filed against any of the people involved in these cases for copyright infringement- all of these cases are “Civil” in nature) depends on the fact that Guilty people will ultimately go free so that the innocent will not be held guilty for something they didn’t do. If I’m ever sued in Civil court for anything I’m to “have allegedly done”, the first argument in my defense will be this (as stated by my defense lawyer).

“If my client is guilty of downloading the Plaintiff’s copyrighted material, then why aren’t there any Federal charges in the matter? My client isn’t being charged for violating Federal Copyright Law by downloading their materials. If the F.B.I. isn’t involved in this case, why is my client having to defend himself in this Civil Lawsuit?”

I would think any Civil Jury would automatically discredit anything the Plaintiff said from that point forward. It’s one thing to be charged with a Federal crime, and something entirely different to be sued because my “I.P. Address” was one alleged to have downloaded copyrighted materials. These cases are handled in the way they are for one reason, and one reason only! $$$$$$

Comments
  1. mar77xxx says:

    How ironic! I recently received another notice from my ISP for allegedly downloading copyrighted materials. Copyrightsettlements.com (I hate to even promote them- “ambulance chasers” are what they are!) offered settlements for each of the materials in question. For shits and giggles I went to their website using a link included in the e-mail notification. For one alleged infringement, they asked for a payment of $200! LOL If that doesn’t signify what these people are about, nothing does. They don’t even waste the Court’s time anymore because they know the “John Doe Lawsuits” are being thrown out right and left.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s