Time Warner Cable is one of the largest communication service providers in the United States of America. It is also one of the first to be affected by the new settlement in the Federal Trade Commission’s Net Neutrality Order. There are many things that you need to know about this class action lawsuit against time Warner cable.
This case was brought by the Class Action Lawyer Firm of Washington, DC. The firm filed a suit on behalf of its client’s “John Doe”, who claims that he suffered financial damages as a result of Time Warner Cable’s practices in its handling of certain copyrighted materials. The materials in question are movies. In 2021, the US Copyright Office approved the movie pirating software which is included in the programming provided by Time Warner Cable. According to the lawsuit, the software creates copies of the copyrighted work and then provides these copies to anyone who wants to make a copy.
The class action lawsuit says that Time Warner should have known better than this that pirating is wrong, but it did not. The legal firm argues that there has been a lot of damages received from the customers of Time Warner Cable because of their negligence in not advising their subscribers about the problem of pirating. The customer only has to download the software in order to make a copy of the movie illegally. Once the pirated copy is made, the customer can sell that copy to someone else who has a legitimate right to buy that particular movie. Therefore, the damages payable by the class action lawsuit claim to Time Warner Cable are for the damages received as a result of the company’s negligence.
Time Warner could have easily avoided all these damages payable by providing clear and complete warnings before installing the software. However, they chose to install the software anyway. They knew full well that the risk of getting sued for copyright infringement outweigh the cost of the pirated copies. In fact, damages payable for illegal downloading are usually much higher than for legal downloading. Therefore, it is obvious that Time Warner Cable was just trying to make money at other people’s expense.
However, the damages payable for damages payable, would also include the profits made by Time Warner through their illegal activities. The class action lawsuit says that they made about $4 billion through their pirating activities. This is obviously wrong, and therefore, the damages payable cannot be claimed by this class action lawsuit against Time Warner Cable. This is one way they try to reduce the damages they are due. However, there are many cases of settlement where the damages payable are almost covered by the profits of the defendant.
The last thing to consider is that Time Warner may appeal against the class action lawsuit. The legal firm is confident that their chances of winning such a case are very slim. Time Warner would simply use any trick to defeat any attempt to get compensation on the damages. It would obviously use its connections among the various state and federal departments to weaken the lawsuit and make it impossible for anyone to collect damages. Thus, there are no chances of Time Warner Cable being able to get out of this mess without help from some outside force.