Reported by Mike E on Monday, May 13 2013 1:00 am
ISPs Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner, and Cox are fighting to protect user privacy after being requested to release the identities of just over1000 users in a piracy lawsuit. Among many concerns, the ISPs claim that some they are asking for are innocent, and it would be unjust for them to have to pay for anything.
Piracy has been a touchy subject for a long time now, and it has only escalated since the introduction of BitTorrent. There have been many lawsuits on individuals who have been found downloading music or movies, and it.s here that the issue of privacy has become prominent. The companies who are initiating the lawsuits require the identities of the users before they begin charging them, and they usually try to acquire them from the ISPs. Well, now ISPs Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner, and Cox are fighting for user privacy by appealing a district court decision that is asking that they reveal just over 1000 identities.