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Court Denies Abuse of Process Claim Against Copyright Troll

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:38 pm

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A federal court in the District of Washington has denied a counterclaim for abuse of process against a BitTorrent copyright troll. The claim in question was filed by a retired police officer. It's clear, however, that the accused man is not the infringer and both parties are now instructed to reach an agreement to cover the defendant's costs.

Every year, so-called ‘copyright trolls’ sue thousands of people in the United States for online file-sharing, mostly through BitTorrent.

These companies target people whose connections were allegedly used to download and share infringing videos, in the hope of obtaining a significant financial settlement.

While many of the defendants may indeed be guilty, a number of accused Internet subscribers have done nothing wrong. This is also what a John Doe, known by the IP-address, has repeatedly argued before a federal court in Seattle, Washington.

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