Record company sues BitTorrent user, claiming album was uploaded without permission

By Tyler Dryden | Oct 9, 2015

A music company is suing for the alleged unauthorized distribution of their material on a popular computer software.

Rotten Records Inc. filed a suit against John Doe, subscriber assigned IP address, on Oct 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, citing direct infringement.

According to the complaint, Doe copied and distributed a total of 12 songs from the copyrighted album “Acid Bath - Paegan Terrorism Tactics,” using BitTorrent. This infringed on Rotten Records Inc. copyright and has costed them money, the complaint states.

Rotten Records Inc.'s copyright detection infringement company Rightscorp was able to pinpoint Doe’s IP address, which is believed to be from a Pennsylvania location, and transfer files through it. One of the files received was this copyrighted album, the claim states. Rightscorp sent Doe 860 notices to stop distributing Rotten Records' work from Jan. 26 to Sept. 1 to no response, according to the complaint.

Rotten Records Inc. asks that the courts do not allow Doe or any other parties to continue redistributing their copyrighted material. Also they want this material removed from Doe’s possessions, and to be awarded for damages incurred from this and legal fees. Rotten Records Inc. is being represented by  A. Jordan Rushie of Flynn Wirkus Young of Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 5:15-cv-05465-LS

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