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Torrent user must pay back the adult industry

‘Pirate’ charged over booty
Fri Nov 02 2012, 09:52

A LONE MAN has been ordered to pay a massive $1,500,000 to adult entertainment company Flava Works for sharing 10 of its pornographic films over Bittorrent.

Kywan Fisher of Hampton, Virginia was ordered to pay the company that amount this week according to documents posted to Torrentfreak.

Fisher, according to court documents was a paying user of Flava's websites, but uploaded some of its content to filesharing websites.

Flava stamps its videos with codes unique to the watcher so it was able to trace back the shared material to him.

"Plaintiff has proprietary software that assigns a unique encrypted code to each member of Plaintiff's paid websites," it said in court. "In this case, every time the Defendant downloaded a copy of a copyrighted video from Plaintiff's website, it inserts an encrypted code that is only assigned to Defendant. In this case, the encrypted code for Defendant is: 'xvyynuxl'."

Fisher's uploading caused Flava's material to be shared, they said, and the ten videos that he posted were "infringed or downloaded at least 3,449 times".

The judgment against him sees Fisher having to pay out $150,000 for each movie. µ


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