Posted by PerfectReign on 12/19/07 16:46
on Wednesday 19 December 2007 06:08 am, someone posing as Tester took a rock
and etched into the cave:
> On Wed, 19 Dec 2007 04:45:27 -0800 (PST), Modemac <email@example.com>
>>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.
Yep - the company can be held liable for destroying evidence if they did so
after being aware of the lawsuit.
However, that's it. There's no further action, AFAIK.
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