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Chula Vista attorney goes after movie pirates

John, Jane, or It Doe sued by film producer of Cell

Even with John Cusack and that guy who's in all movies, this one was not well received.
Even with John Cusack and that guy who's in all movies, this one was not well received.

This summer, a movie titled Cell came out. It is based on a 2006 novel by Stephen King. Plot: cell-phone users are immediately and maddeningly re-programmed into rabid killers. Sounds grim. (Critics weren't enthusiastic.)

On September 9 in federal court, Cell Film Holdings, producer and distributor of the movie, filed suit against an unknown Doe (John or Jane is not specified) who allegedly has been pirating the film and distributing it "countless times worldwide."

This Doe is identified as Doe-72.197.18.54. He, she, or it has swiped the film 107 times, using a technical system called BitTorrent software to do the dirty work, says the suit. According to the suit, Cox Communications "should be able to identify" the alleged crook or crooks, but Cox is not named as a defendant in the suit.

"The film industry loses $150 billion a year" because of unlicensed distributors using technology to copy the film, says James S. Davis, the Chula Vista-based lawyer who is counsel for Cell Film Holdings. He says he has sleuths who use technology to get the Internet Protocol Address of the film thieves.

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This summer, a movie titled Cell came out. It is based on a 2006 novel by Stephen King. Plot: cell-phone users are immediately and maddeningly re-programmed into rabid killers. Sounds grim. (Critics weren't enthusiastic.)

On September 9 in federal court, Cell Film Holdings, producer and distributor of the movie, filed suit against an unknown Doe (John or Jane is not specified) who allegedly has been pirating the film and distributing it "countless times worldwide."

This Doe is identified as Doe-72.197.18.54. He, she, or it has swiped the film 107 times, using a technical system called BitTorrent software to do the dirty work, says the suit. According to the suit, Cox Communications "should be able to identify" the alleged crook or crooks, but Cox is not named as a defendant in the suit.

"The film industry loses $150 billion a year" because of unlicensed distributors using technology to copy the film, says James S. Davis, the Chula Vista-based lawyer who is counsel for Cell Film Holdings. He says he has sleuths who use technology to get the Internet Protocol Address of the film thieves.

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Beginning on July 7th, 2016 and as late as September 12, 2016 this lawyer has filed 27 complaints in over a dozen court jurisdictions with a similar complaint about copying the movie "Cell." Do they think they can earn more from lawsuits than the movie itself? One thing about the bit torrent crowd, I doubt many off them have deep pockets. This must be an unsophisticated syndicate of investors to allow a legal chase of so many "defendants" because I can see the lawyer is the only one who is going to cash in on this.

By the way, the judge assigned to this case in San Diego is the one that is also hearing the Trump University class-action.

Sept. 19, 2016

Seriously? If you have to download a anything 107 times, you are definitely doing it wrong. Use a randomizer, a VPN, crack the neighbors WIFI pw, go to the library, use NNTP or use Kodi and just watch it for free.

Sept. 20, 2016

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