A US judge has ignored the objections of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and ruled to permit one lawsuit against 5,000 peer-to-peer (P2P) filesharing users to go forward.
Federal Judge Rosemary Collyer gave the go-ahead for the US Copyright Group to pursue a single lawsuit against thousands of anonymous filesharers.
The judge made the ruling after the EFF spoke in court against mass copyright infringement lawsuits.
The EFF wrote a few days ago that it was ridiculous lumping together a random set of people under one lawsuit.
But the judge rejected all of the EFF’s arguments, opting to back the US Copyright Group.
The US Copyright Group is a front company for Thomas Dunlap of Dunlap, Grubb, & Weaver, a law firm that is representing seven Hollywood movie studios. The original case was bought against online P2P users for sharing films like the Oscar winning Hurt Locker and Uwe Boll’s Far Cry adaption.