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Court Finds TorrentSpy Operators Liable for Copyright Infringement

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I imagine you are nearly as weary of reading about electronic evidence as you are of Sarbanes-Oxley, but just in case anyone is still living under the misconception that preserving electronic evidence isn't all that important, here's a cautionary tale from Amsterdam, home of TorrentSpy -- by way of a federal court in California.

 

The Los Angeles Times reports U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper just found TorrentSpy's Justin Bunnell, Forrest Parker and Wes Parker liable for copyright infringement in a suit brought by members of Motion Picture Association of America alleging that they allowed members to illegally download movies.

 

According to the Times:

The defendants "engaged in widespread and systematic efforts to destroy evidence and have provided false testimony under oath in an effort to hide evidence of such destruction," Cooper said in the Dec. 13 order, adding that sanctions were appropriate in this case because of "extraordinary circumstances."

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