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Local residents sued over pirated porn videos

Postby MrFredPFL » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:44 pm

Story :

A company that operates an adult pornographic video website filed federal copyright infringement lawsuits against nine area residents Friday, including four people from Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wayne counties.

Malibu Media Inc. of Westlake Village, California, alleges the defendants, who are not identified by name, used BitTorrent programs to illegally download videos from its subscription-based website,, without paying for the content. The lawsuits join thousands of other federal lawsuits the company filed nationwide, including 100 in the Middle District of Pennsylvania since 2014.

“My client takes this very seriously,” said attorney Christopher Fiore of Harleysville, who represents the firm in the Pennsylvania lawsuits. “(The owner) has testified Malibu Media invests significant time and financial resources. ... It must enforce its copyrights to continue to grow its subscriber base.”

The lawsuits identify the defendants as “John Doe” and by their Internet Protocol addresses because their names have not yet been determined. The company also filed a motion seeking permission to issue subpoenas to the defendants’ internet service providers to obtain their identities.

when will a judge finally tell these people "wait - show the world how you've gathered this evidence" ?

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