Courts quash copyright trolls; recognize IP address is not a person

Justice finally served when judges can spell 'Internet,' tell assets from IP addresses


After a decade of the most ridiculous, abusive, indiscriminately punitive attempt to punish random Internet users for the financial disappointments of the entertainment industry, it would be a relief to have courts slam the door on abuses almost universally panned, even by other copyright owners.

It would be an even bigger relief to see courts follow rulings that, for once, both preserve the rights of individuals, and use an accurate understanding of how the Internet works to do it.

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