Even older movies aren’t safe to download

The 1974 classic movie “The Godfather” is now not safe from internet pirates. Paramount pictures has joined forces with anti-piracy partner IP-Echelon to go after internet subscribers responsible for downloading and sharing the film. What the two parties are requesting is not new, it is requesting that the ISPs “disable” the copyright infringements to ensure pirates stop sharing the film and prevent the ISP from destroying any data such as IP addresses and logs.

In the letter by Paramount according to site Torrentfreak it states
“We are requesting your immediate assistance in removing and disabling access to the infringing material from your network. We also ask that you ensure the user and/or IP address owner refrains from future use and sharing of Paramount materials and property,”

The letter goes on to say
“In complying with this notice, [ISP] should not destroy any evidence, which may be relevant in a lawsuit, relating to the infringement alleged, including all associated electronic documents and data relating to the presence of infringing items on your network, which shall be preserved while disabling public access, irrespective of any document retention or corporate policy to the contrary.”

Has the DBC effectively opened a can of worms with their attempt in Australia to gain the names and addresses of internet pirates that downloaded that movie. This is not normal practice for Paramount. I feel there is more to come in this domain. Watch this space.