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Internet ‘Backbone’ Provider Sues Over Film Copyright Demands

June 11, 2020, 8:30 PM

Hurricane Electric LLC, an “upstream service provider” of internet services, sued in California and Nevada federal courts for rulings that it’s not liable for copyright claims against users of the Internet Service Providers that it services.

Hurricane said that the copyright owners wrongly demanded that it shut down internet access to tens of thousands of people “based solely on allegations of infringement by even a single unidentified end-user subscriber.”

The dozens of named defendants own copyrights in movies including “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Hellboy,” and “Rambo V: Last Blood,” among others. The complaint called the copyright holders’ demands the same as ...