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"We have concrete evidence that bp not only dropped the ball, but insisted on risking screwing themselves over. However we're not going to say it was their fault, as they're a big oil company that pays us alot of money."
so much for biting the hand that feeds you.
whats happened here is the old corporate imbeciles are so accustomed to using lawyers as a "immune response" to the "plague of piracy" that they really think the law is their panacea to every matter that affects their income.
what happens when the sun flares up and takes out thousands of servers and infrastructure? are we just going to sue the damn sun for damages?
the moral of the story here is like any dolt they're now resorting to bullying their way around to get an answer to the "problem".
And when it comes to piracy, students are the most abundant case overall. a large (more than most care to think) part of it is from the fact that students on average don't even have an income! If they magically cut off the ability to torrent anything illegal over the network, the student masses would simply adapt and find a way to transfer stuff without the network. Waste of time and a sad attempt at a resolution if there ever is one.