Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Nov 2010 23:22 UTC
Legal We've had a bit of a copyrightesque weekend here on OSNews, so it seems only fitting to end this Sunday with yet another story on this subject. This one isn't so much anger-inducing as much as it is what?-inducing - you'll either laugh or cry. It basically comes down to this: a smart lawyer is selling self-help packages to aid victims of the mass-P2P lawsuits in the US, and now the media companies behind those lawsuits are suing this lawyer... For causing them damage.
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Is it possible that, where the forms are legally useable even if they're not useful in terms on a single person, the mass inclusion of the forms from the 1000s of 1000s of people who they are trying to sue, will create such a headache for them and also a huge drain on their funds that they will simply give up and drop charges? I only ask as the documents cost $20 and the court case including these documents are costing in excess of $5000 court costs yet the claim is only for $2500 in settlement. meaning for every one of these document cases they win, they also lose 100%.
That means, they're really just wasting time for everyone, and if they have just a 1000, not the 1000s of cases suggested, thats a lot of court time wasted, lot of money wasted...

Would be interested to see your thoughts on that... Power to the mass of people and all ;)

Edited 2010-11-29 05:58 UTC

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