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Judge: Can't Sue Someone For Not Shielding Their Internet Connection From Pirates

A California man whose open Internet network was allegedly used to download a copyrighted video cannot be sued, a federal judge ruled.

AF Holdings does not know the identity of the user who downloaded its video off the peer-to-peer file-sharing tool BitTorrent, but it said this individual was using the unsecured home Internet connection of Josh Hatfield.

Source: Courthouse News. Read full article. (link)

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