i'm being sued by a movie company for torrenting a movie. my lawyer suggested settling because if i deny it they might be able to 'create a profile' based on my internet activity (e.g. how much i torrent and such) to show that i'm full of shit. does anyone know what exact info they have access to?
>does anyone know what exact info they have access to?
1. Ask you're lawyer, not a bunch of computer nerds on an anime image board.
2. It's a law thing, not a technical thing. You're ISP may or may not keeps logs of everything you do. It's entirely up to them. Call and ask about there data collection and retention policies if you really want to know.
3.It's a legal matter. If you're ISP does keep logs and the prosecution files a subpoena they may hand over all, some or none of the logs depending on the situation.
4. I am not a lawyer and none of this is actual legal advice. In fact I pulled most of this out of my ass.
Your lawyer's an idiot. If they're suing you it's because they saw you torrent their movie. They don't need a "profile," they have their logs of the torrent swarm showing you uploading their content to them.
Your only chance is if your state courts agree that an IP isn't an identity, so you may be able to get the case thrown out based on the fact that they can't link the infringing activity to you.
Considering you're on the hook for a few hundred thousand dollars, you might want to look into settling. It'll probably be a few grand.
Was it an old movie? Declare the CTEA a violation of clause 8 and go to the supreme court.
>To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.
>violation of the spirit of the law
Was it a new movie? You're fucked and have no legal precedent over the jews, only a philosophical one. And they are creatures of man-made systems, not the inherent rights and mutual respect natural to most non-psychopathic/autistic great apes. Move out of this totalitarian shithole that doesn't even respect your natural property rights (muh shekels tho!). Skip court. Go to chile or somewhere. Forge a new identity. Live free.
Sorry for posting politics in an inherently political thread. Some loser's legal advice isn't on topic in the first place.
Would you cool your kvetching if I let you know that I am also a jew and therefore have the social right to casually use jew, kike, hooknose, heeb, and schlmo as insults, or are you a muslim/fundie christgoy that will only kvetch more now? :^)
Then it's legit. Move to eastern europe or pay them.
The OP itself is already /pol/.
But something tells me that you wouldn't be responding right now if I never used "jews" to refer to corporate fatcats and called them "purveyors of non-free software" instead.
For the record, I refer to actual jews as just "people", the rest as "non-jews", and the worst as "jews".