Over 10 movie pirates will soon have a lawsuit coming their way thanks to producers of hit movies like Rambo V: Last Blood and Ava.
According to TorrentFreak, the defendants are RARBG registered users. However, the complaint doesn’t mention any proof regarding that.
On the other hand, companies that produced these films claim that they have evidence that specific IP addresses shared torrent files that contained copyrighted content.
Pirates who engage in distributing copyrighted content on the internet for free have had to deal with lawsuits ever since the beginning of file-sharing networks. Over the years though, these lawsuits haven’t achieved much when it comes to punishing individual cases of piracy. Plenty of torrent websites have been taken down, many of which have come back online, which has led the torrent community to evolve along with law enforcement agencies.
Movie companies filed the complaint in a Hawaiian federal court and accused 16 defendants, all of whom were listed as John Doe. Apparently, the companies only know these individuals by their IP addresses.
More specifically, Maverickeye tracked these users and found that their accounts shared movies like Rambo V and Ava. Now, even though both these movies are probably available for download on hundreds of other torrent websites as well, the companies likely targeted RARBG because it’s one of the biggest torrent sites in the world.
RARBG claims that movie companies can’t possibly have any evidence regarding the identification of users since the service doesn’t share any kind of user data.
Of course, whether or not these users used RARBG for copyright infringement doesn’t really matter as, at the end of the day, it’s still piracy.
In any case, movie companies such as the ones mentioned above will still have to get a subpoena to get the personal details of the pirates in question from the internet service providers that they used.
Even then, there’s always the possibility of settling the case outside the court.