Posted by Tester on 12/19/07 14:08
On Wed, 19 Dec 2007 04:45:27 -0800 (PST), Modemac <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>California rules against TorrentSpy, saying its policy of deleting
>users' IP addresses was "willful destruction of evidence:"
First, it was a Federal judge in California, not a California judge.
Also, the ruling seems not to have been not so much a ruling on the
facts of the case as a ruling on the contempt of Torrent Spy for the
legal process which is a very good way to anger a judge. The MPAA
obtained a discovery order and, according to the ruling, Torrent Spy
purposefully destroyed evidence. Of course, now the MPAA may be able
to argue that "well, we don't have the evidence - the defendant
destroyed it and thus acknowleged guilt" and win on that basis.
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