Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pirates in the hurt locker - the sequel

News is out that Voltage Pictures are after approximately 25000 illegal downloaders of the award winning Hurt Locker movie. IP addresses were captured on Bit Torrent with those customers divided between Comcast, Verizon, Charter and Time Warner. Some of the ISP's are going to play ball and reveal the identities of the customers.
This is probably only the start of these types of suit and shows the willingness of rights holders to start to enforce their rights. Some take the view that Piracy is unstoppable; the consequence of this argument being that eventually all paid for entertainment models are "doomed" but this seems unlikely unless you are a big fan of Chicken Little and are convinced the sky is falling in.