Porn torrent: copyright trolls accuse a 60-year-old woman from Canada

November 02, 2017

Copyright trolling is not a rare case on the network space nowadays. The following agencies are known to track internet users who might be suspected of copyright infringement. Nevertheless, fewer cases have been placed on top news pages. However, a recent one impressed society a lot.

According to CBC, a woman from Canada, who is 60 years old, received a warning letter in which she was accused of uploading and downloading porn torrents. She was obliged to pay $20,000 for these illegal actions.


The woman was surprised and terrified at the same time. This what she told to CBC:

“I’m not sleeping. I have depression already and this is sending me over the edge.”

The woman received another similar warning letter from copyright trolls. She was asked to pay a fine for downloading five more porn torrents. Debra confirms that she is not guilty as she didn’t do this. As far as her husband is concerned, he doesn’t even know how to do it as well.

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"How long is this going to terrorize me?" she says. "I'm a good Canadian citizen."

The problem is that after receiving such kinds of notices, people think that they have no other choice, but to pay for it (even if they have not violated the copyrights.

Another notable case of copyright infringement was in headlines in Canada in 2016: a 86-year-old woman Christine McMillan was charged for illegal downloading zombie game Metro 2033. But she had never heard of it! It is worth noticing that both copyright infringement warnings came from the same Canadian agency, Canipre.

One is tempted to ask a question: why not copyright holders to remove their material from the network? But they proceed to track people for sharing the content. Do they collect their IP addresses?..