Piracy Costs LA Infringer $26,000

In the recent case of QOTD v. Walther, plaintiff brought an action against a party that was using BitTorrent to download and then share the motion picture Queen of the Desert. After investigation and being served with the Complaint, Walther refused to respond and a judgment was entered against him.

The result was an award in favor of QOTD for $15,000 in damages and over $11,000 in costs and fees for a total of over $26,000.

The Court further ordered Walther to, “refrain from knowingly and willfully using BitTorrent or any other online media distribution system for copying or downloading content in violation of United States Copyright laws.”

Relevant Document: 16-cv-02803 Judgment

 

2 Thoughts on “Piracy Costs LA Infringer $26,000

  1. salvage on March 11, 2017 at 3:44 pm said:

    Hey, aren’t you a lawyer? So why do you open your comments up to debate? You post a lot of stuff here that is not quite true, misleading or straight up bullshit. Like pretending a summary judgement is somehow justice and that anyone is going to get that silly amount of money.

    Also : https://torrentlawyer.com/2017/03/09/rights-enforcement-carl-crowell-dmca-copyright-infringement-notices/

    So I guess you don’t because you know you’re wrong and people would point that out?

    But what’s great about you is you’re wrong and fat. See the fat means you’re greedy and when you have someone who is wrong and greedy they usually end up self-destructing.

    You have troll dreams of sitting on your fat ass while you send out extortion demands and “settlement” checks come rolling in but alas like the Land of Chocolate it’s just the dreams of the lard; doesn’t actually happen in the real world.

    You will find that out on your own but will you understand when it happens? I think Steele (your inspiration no doubt) understood as he ratted out his buddy so there may be some lessons for you there.

    Hope you don’t learn them until it’s too late!

  2. salvage on March 11, 2017 at 3:45 pm said:

    Oh wow, sorry, your comments are open!

    Cool.

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