Comcast refuses IP lookups, calls anti-piracy case a 'shake down'

By Rick
Jun 15, 2012
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  1. Comcast may be complicating the lives of copyright holders everywhere by rejecting recent requests made to link subscriber information to IP addresses. In an ongoing legal kerfuffle with AF Holdings, adult film publisher and plaintiff, Comcast requested an Illinois district…

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  2. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    This is me standing up and applauding this today, As a Comcast internet customer - Thank you.
  3. With great power comes great responciblity or lacking that a lot of abuse.
  4. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 620   +118

    I like how in Comcast's statement they call them "pornographers". Comcast is evidently not one to mince words. Also, I can see this drawing customers in who practicing pirates.
  5. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 359   +41

    As much as I dislike comcast, I really like this.
  6. McNasty

    McNasty TS Rookie Posts: 33

    You're wrong Comcast plays ball with everyone except the adult film industry. If this request came from Disney, Comcast would have played ball. In fact they already do.
  7. McNasty

    McNasty TS Rookie Posts: 33

    The very next article tells why Comcast is ignoring the adult film industry...
    Comcast conducting trial run of $60 first-run movies over VOD

    Yeah so they are not willing to protect the adult film industry's IP. But they will protect other studios for a favor. America as usual FULL OF BS.
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    Yep. You're right on the money here.
  9. QUOTE: "AF Holdings also says any delays due to Comcast's refusal will result in additional damages to plaintiffs."

    Nice to see the bully tactics are wide spread, in this argument they only show their true colors.

    As for damages they are already making the statement they are owed money before there is any legal course taken, this would fall under slander would it not or rather an allegation without and grounding evidence..

    Maybe the Adult film industry should think long & hard.. (no pun intended)
  10. My question is who pays to do the research to get the names? If they are forced to do this every time then our costs as consumers will go up. I am against that. It just so happens that porn is a big business on the net.
    I also say thank you Comcast for standing up to what is usually a witch hunt to try to recover money they feel they have lost due to pirating. Imagine how many people who have unsecured wireless networks are being used by the real culprit to download pirated material. But because they are unwitting and uneducated about locking down their wireless they get targeted as being pirates.
    What happens next anyway. The guy that shares his magazine gets sued?

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