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Hans
05-09-2008, 02:54 PM
A federal judge court inflicted $110 million in penalties on shuttered BitTorrent tracker TorrentSpy.com, after the site defaulted on a court request to produce logs of its users’ activity.

The MPAA accused TorrentSpy of copyright infringement in early 2006.

The $110 million figure, one of the largest judgments ever entered for copyright infringement, was calculated by multiplying the site’s 3,669 “shown” infringements by $30,000, which is the maximum penalty available under certain conditions in the Copyright Act. U.S. District Court Judge Florence-Marie Cooper entered her ruling against the site and its parent company, Valence Media, for willfully and vicariously contributing to the infringement of copyrighted materials.

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=11724

ouch...

Madmax
05-09-2008, 03:52 PM
Wow $110 Million, well good for then for not providing user info and i would be glad to help then pay the fine, even $10.00 here and there will help.

oneof3
05-09-2008, 04:37 PM
Oh stop. If anyone actually thinks they'll pay a dime of this before making a deal for those logs you're nuts. They have nothing close to that type of money since most of the ads they ran for profit were adult ads and Spikedhumor makes next to nothing as well. They'll capitulate like a fat kid in a candy store which was the point. Good riddance to them. They took a great site and let greed ruin it.

filthy
05-09-2008, 07:25 PM
Ya and good luck trying to collect any of that. I would hope that their trackers, HDD's and anyone involved are outside of the US. If not, then their dumb...