- Anti-Piracy Chief Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking
Following an undercover police investigation, the Vice President of Lithuanian Anti-Piracy Association LANVA has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges. Vytas Simanavicius, known for his efforts to curb online piracy in the Baltic country, faces up to eight years in prison. Because of the looming incarceration, his role as an expert witness in a Microsoft court case against a local BitTorrent site has become uncertain.
- File-Sharers Sued For Wrong Movie Title, Producer Outraged
A horror film producer has slammed a copyright troll lawsuit which targets alleged file-sharers said to have downloaded his movie. The lawsuit, which takes aim at Internet account holders in the hope they’ll pay multi-thousand dollar settlements, has a serious error. It names completely the wrong movie, meaning that an innocent producer – who describes the action as “nonsense” – has been sucked into a controversy he has nothing to do with.
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