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Filmmakers Expand Piracy Liability Lawsuit, Add Dozens of Millions in Potential Damages * TorrentFreak


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Independent movie companies have filed an updated complaint in their joint piracy liability lawsuit against Internet provider WOW!. With the addition of hundreds of new works, the potential damages are raised to well over $50 million. The update also adds two new piracy tracking companies, and doubles down on site blocking demands.

WOW! logoUnder U.S. copyright law, Internet providers must terminate the accounts of repeat infringers “in appropriate circumstances.”

Many ISPs have been reluctant to take such drastic measures, which triggered a wave of copyright infringement lawsuits in recent years with WideOpenWest (WOW!) as one of the targets.

The Colorado-based Internet provider was sued by a group of movie companies including Millennium Media and Voltage Pictures. The filmmakers accuse the ISP of failing to disconnect the accounts of subscribers who were repeatedly flagged for sharing copyrighted material via BitTorrent.

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