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US Court of Appeals states that an IP address isn’t enough to identify a pirate online.

US_ court_ appeal_ on_ IP_ addressLet’s just start the introduction to the topic by the Judges rule that copyright trolls need more than just an IP address if anyone wants to proceed for copyright infringement cases. But only an IP is not enough proof to hold a person with a crime or legal breach.

In a win for privacy advocates and pirates, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dominated that Associate in nursing informatics address alone stating that it isn’t enough to travel for somebody for alleged infringement. They dominated by stating that the registered subscriber of Associate in nursing infringing informatics address it doesn’t produce an affordable illation than the subscriber is additionally the infringer.
The case began way back in 2016 and held back in the legal system ever since then. The originators of the film ‘The Cobbler’ suspected that Thomas Gonzales had illegally downloaded their movie and so sued him for the deed.
Gonzales was a well-known Comcast subscriber who had set up and his own network with an open Wi-Fi access point. At some point, someone used who might have used his network to download the movie, the film creators captured Gonzales’s IP address and traced him down.

The judge stated that for a proper case verdict, the copyright owners will need more than just an IP address as it is often difficult to provide a challenging proof who was connected actually. This case is more challenging with the fact that Gonzales’s network was open making it accessible to anyone nearby to download the movie.

In addition to taking it in the direct violation criteria, the copyright owner also made an attempt through indirect infringement claim in which it was alleged that Gonzales had encouraged the users of his network in downloading the movie but this has also failed with the same reason that they were unable to provide any proof acknowledging the deed. Finally, the judge passed a verdict that Cobbler Nevada LLC, the copyright holder, has to pay more than $17,000 in legal fees for Gonzales.

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