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

A California man whose internet connection was used to download copyrighted material cannot be sued


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.