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Submission + - BayTSP CEO in Singapore to testify on Anime D/Ling

Xedo66 writes: Anime distributor Odex has roped in a Silicon Valley-based former hacker to appeal against a court's decision. Last Thursday, Odex failed in its bid to force Pacific Internet (PacNet) to hand over the data of suspected illegal downloaders, whom Odex had tracked down with the help of Internet investigation firm BayTSP.

BayTSP's chief executive officer Mark Ishikawa, a former hacker, will arrive in Singapore later this week to help Odex prepare its appeal, according to his publicist Jim Graham.

On 23 August 2007, Odex lost its suit against Internet Service Provider Pacific Internet to reveal 1,000 of its subscribers' information. District Judge Ernest Lau ruled that Odex has failed to meet a number of requirements for the release of such information, as the company was exclusive licensee for only one anime title and its provided evidence found to be unsatisfactory. It was also revealed that another ISP, SingNet has put up virtually no resistance and gave consent in revealing subscribers' information to Odex. Several downloaders subsequently received letters of legal threat from Odex and had to pay out-of-court settlements for at least S$3,000 (US$2,000) per person, the youngest person being only 9 years old.
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BayTSP CEO in Singapore to testify on Anime D/Ling

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