Are parents liable for children’s illegal filesharing?

If you’re reading this, you may be a parent who has received a notice that your Internet account has been flagged for alleged illegal filesharing, and your child has admitted to illegally uploading/downloading the music or movie in question. The extent that you as a parent are liable for the “copyright infringement” of your children is still up for legal debate. New Media Rights has created this guide for parents to along with the “Mass Copyright Lawsuit” guide to help you understand what you or your child may be accused of.

Guide for defendants in mass copyright lawsuits (Bit Torrent Filesharing cases)

You may be a defendant, or may know a defendant involved in one of the “BitTorrent filesharing lawsuits.” These suits are also sometimes referred to as “Mass copyright lawsuits” because for the first time, hundreds and sometimes thousands of individuals like yourself have been implicated in lawsuits alleging “copyright infringement.” Indeed, as of September 2011, there are over 200,000 individuals involved in such lawsuits.

New Media Rights has drafted the guide below to provide you with basic, practical information regarding these lawsuits.

You discover an up and coming band, and you want a copy of their music, but the band doesn't give the music away, what to do?

* Just Bittorrent it already! I'll go to their show and make up for it.
* Bittorrent it but ALSO buy it later, it's only fair!
* Buy it, it's the only way!
* Just record it at a show
* Just record it off Myspace or Youtube

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MediaSentry has been acting as a private investigator to the RIAA in file-sharing lawsuits...without a license

The RIAA has employed a company named MediaSentry to act as a private investigator in targeting users of Kaza and other P2P networks in its file-sharing lawsuits? The problem? MediaSentry isn't licensed to act as a private investigator. Read more.