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Copyright Troll Claims Texan Woman Downloaded Over 54,000 Torrents

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Copyright holders have leveled some quite outrageous accusations over the years, but Malibu Media is taking it to the next level. The company is trying to convince a Texas woman to settle a piracy lawsuit over 15 downloads while accusing her of a further 54,000 downloads of content belonging to other rightsholders' to increase the pressure.

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In recent years, file-sharers around the world have been pressured to pay significant settlement fees, or face legal repercussions.

These so-called “copyright trolling” efforts have been a common occurrence in the United States for more than half a decade, and still are.

 

Malibu Media, the Los Angeles-based company behind the ‘X-Art’ adult movies, is behind many of these cases. The company has filed thousands of lawsuits in recent years, targeting Internet subscribers whose accounts were allegedly used to share Malibu’s films via BitTorrent.

 

When the accused pirates don’t want to settle, Malibu generally ramps up the pressure. This is also what happened to Jenna Howard, a 29-year-old consultant from Houston, Texas.

 

 

When Howard protested her innocence and refused to pay the proposed settlement for downloading 15 pirated videos, the adult company came back with two spreadsheets of additional downloads that were linked to her IP-address.

 

This tactic isn’t new. Copyright trolls regularly provide lists of other downloads, of content they don’t own, to show that the defendant is a prolific downloader. However, in this case, the list is unusually long.

 

The spreadsheets provided by Malibu Media suggest that Ms. Howard’s connection was used to download fifty-four thousand torrents in recent years.

The downloads in question are all over the map, literally, with titles ranging from “100MB Woman Ass Pictures,” through “этот неловкий момент,” to “육룡이 나르샤” and “La casa di Topolino.”

A small selection of the alleged downloads
 
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According to a recent filing by Ms. Howard’s attorneys, the spreadsheets are part of Malibu’s intimidation tactics.

“Malibu also produced two spreadsheets that suggest Ms. Howard made over fifty-four thousand downloads consisting of an estimated 27 terabytes of data over a four-year period, which is an average of 31 items every day for the last four years, and literally hundreds of items on certain days, including for example downloads of movies in the hundreds and in languages that Ms. Howard does not even speak.”

 

“This leads to only two possible conclusions: first, either Ms. Howard’s network was hacked, or second, Malibu’s research is wrong,” Ms. Howard’s attorneys write.

They stress, however, that there is no credible evidence to suggest that their client is responsible for downloading all these files. They point out that their client was even accused of downloading dozens of files from her home connection while she was on her honeymoon.

 

“The spreadsheets also show that Ms. Howard downloaded 31 items on her wedding day, and somehow managed to download an average of 22 items at her home IP address each day of her international honeymoon when she was overseas in the Bahamas,” the filing reads.

 

The attorneys believe that the adult company has gone too far and ask the court to deny further discovery requests targeted at her Internet provider AT&T, including information about her download activity.

 

“Malibu’s shoddy research simply does not support the implication that Ms. Howard illegally downloaded the pornographic movies that are the subject of this suit, as well as an additional 54,000 other, unrelated, downloads,” the attorneys write.

 

“The supposed overlap between the downloads and Ms. Howard’s interests is also not credible. Malibu peddles smut as a commercial enterprise, and is trying to strong-arm a settlement from Ms. Howard while threatening to link Ms. Howard as a purveyor of its pornographic product.”

 

Malibu’s efforts are a textbook case of discovery abuse, the defense argues. They hope that the court agrees with this assessment and denies the request.

 

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that sure is a lot of porn lol  should of used a vpn  ...

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2 hours ago, steven36 said:

that sure is a lot of porn lol  should of used a vpn  ...

 

Don't give up your day job, you will never make it as a comedienne.  ROFLMFMFAO!

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Big boob brazzers Hahaha damn son

That awkward moment when you realize you've actually seen some of those titles :blush:

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7 hours ago, straycat19 said:

 

Don't give up your day job, you will never make it as a comedienne.  ROFLMFMFAO!

A. I was not joking B. I was serious C. You are the one who who try too  make a joke out of it.. D. Who DL 54,000 Torrents of porn when there is all kinds of Tube sites with it were it is free?

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10 minutes ago, steven36 said:

D. Who DL 54,000 Torrents of porn when there is all kinds of Tube sites with it were it is free?

 

I do not think she did all that, it's just claimed as such. As for those sites, I must mention, not the greatest of quality. Finally one has to decide between quality and size I think.

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Just now, DKT27 said:

 

I do not think she did all that, it's just claimed as such. As for those sites, I must mention, not the greatest of quality. Finally one has to decide between quality and size I think.

LOL it's porn ,no one ever watches a whole Porn Movie no way and i know were too find the  better streams  in HD that are not exactly legal it would be better than seeding that much porn and getting caught.  And  in jail everyone says there innocent she may not downloaded that much as they clam but they didn't get her IP out of thin air. 

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2 hours ago, DKT27 said:

 

I do not think she did all that, it's just claimed as such

What happen was she downloaded 15 porn movies and they was watching her and the rest of it was not porn it seems or  at lest not there porn.  I don;t fell sorry for people like this they don't buy a vpn , use filehost , or streams instead.. there is nothing on that list  is of good quality and most all of it can be found not on p2p . Those Porn people are the most nasty players in the game they have been known too hack websites were you sign in too get ips. They don't make the kind of money Hollywood do  and it's all direct to video so it's big loss too them and they take it serious .

 

This  is what a Litigation and copyright infringement attorney said about the case ...

 
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The way I saw it when defending these cases (before they stopped being filed in Florida), the greater the number of alleged downloads in the so-called "alternative evidence" made it more likely that more than one individual was using the router. The inclusion of different languages among the titles of the downloaded items further evidences that the router was not secured with a password and was therefore used by neighbors. Although Malibu Media attempted to use this "alternative evidence" in many cases to argue the guilt of a single Defendant, to me, the longer, more varied the list, the more innocent the named individual Defendant appeared. Essentially, Malibu Media's own evidence can be used against it.

 

Sounds like they was using her for open wifi  she was hacked ... :)

 

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