Torrent Spy lawyer cries 'Hollywood publicity stunt' – $111m court order will never be paid

Daniel Sung Digital Music, Intellectual Property Leave a Comment

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I suppose being declared bankrupt is a lot better than having to pay someone $111m but I can’t imagine it feeling too pleasant when your debtors get to dance around with your head on a pike.

That’s the way it is for Justin Bunnell and Wes Park of TorrentSpy since last week when the Motion Picture Bullies of America decided to kick a good site when it was down.

It turns out that TorrentSpy successfully filed for bankruptcy

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TorrentSpy tortured even after death – US court fines closed bittorrent site $110m

Gary Cutlack Intellectual Property, Internet, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

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Closing their Bittorrent portal TorrentSpy was not enough to save founders Justin Bunnell and Wes Park from getting hammered by the US courts to the tune of $110m.

Justin and Wes’s company Valence Media has been ordered to pay the enormous fine to the Motion Picture Association of America for enabling mass copyright infringement…

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Daily Tech Hotlinks for 11-June-2007: BlackBerry Curve, iPhone, TorrentSpy, Sony, Vista, Flickr, Charlie Brooker, Facebook

Katherine Hannaford Daily Tech Hotlinks, Digital Music, Mobile phones, Web 2.0, Websites

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-ZDNet catches RIM out by Googling ‘iPhone’, and discovering one of the sponsored links is for the BlackBerry Curve, tsk tsk.
– The end is nigh, as one of the largest BitTorrent sites, TorrentSpy, has been ordered to monitor its users’ online activities, to then be handed over to the MPAA. Goodbye, oh fair Lost downloads…
– Sony has a bee in its bonnet…

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