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Judge Nixes Challenge To Porn Copyright Suit

Postby sunnyd » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:42 am

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Malibu Media, a producer of pornographic content, may have sued thousands of internet users across the country for file-sharing, but that doesn't mean one of those defendants can countersue the company alleging its copyright suit was a sham, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner of the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently tossed a countersuit alleging fraud against Malibu Media by an anonymous internet user who had previously been sued by the company for allegedly sharing the copyrighted content.

The countersuit claimed that Malibu, which filed thousands of copyright lawsuits and, according to The New Yorker magazine, was the biggest filer of copyright lawsuits in 2014, has made a business out of claiming its content is free, and then suing people who download and share the purportedly free content.

Judge Conner, however, found that the man who brought the countersuit, referred to as John Doe, failed to show that Malibu's lawsuits weren't legitimate.

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