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LiquidVPN Ordered to Pay Filmmakers $14m in Copyright Damages * TorrentFreak


liquidvpnA few years ago piracy-related lawsuits were pretty straightforward. Copyright holders would either sue alleged file-sharers or the operators of pirate sites.

More recently, we have seen a new breed of lawsuits filed on behalf of the makers of movies such as “Angel Has Fallen”, “Dallas Buyer’s Club”, “Hellboy” and “Rambo V: Last Blood”.

These lawsuits target VPN providers, which are generally seen as third-party intermediaries. This includes LiquidVPN. The company was taken to court in March last year, shortly after the former owner was sued in a separate lawsuit.

The new owner, Puerto Rico company 1701 Management, is allegedly linked to U.S. resident Mr. Muszynski, who continued operating the service. While running a VPN doesn’t equal copyright infringement, the movie companies accused the service of encouraging and facilitating piracy.

‘Popcorn-Time VPN’

The complaint mentioned a variety of examples where the defendants directly or indirectly referenced…

You can read the full Torrent Freak article here

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