Thursday, March 21, 2013

Columbia Pictures v. Fung (9th Cir. - March 21, 2013)

It's a good day for content providers (e.g., movie studios) in the Ninth Circuit.  It's a bad day for anyone who likes to (illegally) download movies for free.

Here's a lengthy opinion by Judge Berzon explaining exactly how torrent sites -- e.g., -- work.  As well as why many of them will be shut down in the near future.

Round 16 of 184 in the neverending battle over copyrights and content control.