Marvel granted court order forcing Google to give up 'Avengers' trailer leaker

By Shawn Knight · 20 replies
Nov 7, 2014
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  1. Disney isn't just asking Google to turn over the IP address of the person responsible for leaking the trailer of Avengers: Age of Ultron nearly a week early - they're demanding it.

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  2. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    Whats new?

    They are trying to set examples and create precedent for future lawsuits.
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    The thing with the Expendables is, those are awful movies and people just watch them for the cast (Myself included, who could blame me for wanting to see a movie where I could watch T800, Rambo and McClane in the same scene).

    But it was just that, sadly.
  4. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    When they find him, do they send in a helicarrier?
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  5. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,870   +1,288

    Someone (a) violated an NDA and (b) uploaded copyrighted material without permission. Marvel is completely within its rights to pursue this clown. I hope it was worth his career and possibly his freedom to be "l337" for 15 minutes.
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  6. Stan57

    Stan57 TS Rookie

    Well if the person didn't use TOR to upload the clip then he/she deserves to get caught. If they did then the IP google has is useless if your familiar with TOR.
  7. If anything is to be learned is once you have a google account youtube and such
    you put yourself in those companies hands and all your actions are tracked

    other then that if people are going to jail over this garbage the last thing I want is to be part of these stupid movies and contribute by paying anything for them or even watching them or discussing them
  8. Really tho ? Freedom ? The internet is "way to serious". It was nothing but a place to view porn once upon a time, now its, a place to see people upload nude selfies... ah how times have changed.
    A flawed technology, a flawed world, flawed man made BS laws to protect what... really, you is all gonna die *** clowns what you trying to protect. Bullsh1t at the end of the day its all just fluff. I get that this guy had a job, and personally I wouldn't have broken the trust of someone to upload it early.
    But imprisonment over a movie. People really have a F'd up sense of right and wrong these days. Or what punishment fits the so called alleged crime. Oh no who did he hurt... whooooooo? No one now STFU!
  9. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    Yeah, so the lesson here is, don't do illegal stuff. Dumbarses.
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  10. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Honestly the person in question deserves to be punished because he is uploading copyrighted material and could damage a movie/name before it comes out. While I am not saying uploading the trailer early is the worst kind of offence as the article stated the real problem is how he got that and how much else does he have. If hes part of the company and thought he was being cool doing this than its his problem for violating the terms of his contract depending of course who the person is.
  11. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Guru Posts: 306   +73

    Even if he/she did use TOR the person still deserves to get caught. It is wrong to steal it and publish it without permission. A lot of time and money were invested in making a movie.
  12. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    dude its a TRAILER not even the movie. I can understand that sharing movies is a bad thing but the tailer for a movie?! WTF
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  13. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 953   +515

    Exactly. I enjoyed seeing the trailer early because of the leak, but I don't like when people think that they can get away with and ruin these things. People that can't keep an NDA shouldn't be in the industry.
  14. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Guru Posts: 306   +73

    Calm down, cowboy. Trailer or not, it's not up to you to decide when they should be released. You are also assuming that the release of the trailer has no business impact on the filemaker. Timing is everything, not to mention contract, legal obligation, etc. At the end of the day, it is their property.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,971   +2,527

    For me, the internet still is just a place to watch porn. Although I wouldn't want to see Sylvester Stallone in the raw. In fact, I don't think I've seen a full Rocky movie since the original! I did suffer through a couple of "Rambo" flicks. "Rocky", is funnier when he's bulletproof...(y) So, I guess you could say that, (IMHO), Sylvester Stallone movies are "expendable", in more than title.

    Does this mean I'm a Luddite, as well as a run of the mill dirty old man?:eek:

    Did Stallone finally reach his goal of an Academy Award for any of "The Expendables" sequence? Or was he tragically overlooked yet again for Steven Seagal or John Claude Van Damme?
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  16. Obious paid post is obvious. hello, Marvel.
  17. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

    Or if you do then be better at it :p
  18. "dude its a TRAILER not even the movie. I can understand that sharing movies is a bad thing but the tailer for a movie?! WTF"

    Did you read the article until finished? Marvel’s thinking is likely that if they have access to the trailer early, they may also have access to post the full movie ahead of its theatrical release.
  19. andrewyoung

    andrewyoung TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +15

    a free trailer that was going to be released before the movie anyway.......
  20. Good luck with getting the genuine ip of someone who knows what they're doing.
  21. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,714   +3,695

    Not everyone knows what they are doing. I've heard some crazy stories. Like someone having services done on their car and then decide to rob the place afterward. Local authorities were waiting for them at their home when they arrived. You never know, the leak could have been done without masking IP. Besides why mask an IP when there are wireless hotspots available everywhere.
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