Re: Funimation Sues 1,337 BitTorrent Users Over One Piece
I honestly can't see how they could possibly provide adequate proof for their claim. With my limited knowledge of how P2P programs work, you only download a small piece of data from any given person. A line of data wouldn't constitute as something protected under copyright law. Just like a single note of a song wouldn't. Neither would a couple of random pieces of data, or a couple random notes from any given song.
And that's all they can really prove you did. You connected to the swarm and either shared or obtained a bit of data from someone from the company monitoring this shit that was also connected to the swarm. They can't prove that you downloaded or shared anything that would add up to a recognizable piece of work. From what I understand, of course.
It would also be impossible to prove any actual loss or damages, since it's impossible to prove that anyone who would watch something for free would actually buy it if the free option wasn't available.
Filing a claim doesn't mean much of anything. You can file a claim for pretty much anything. They're most likely doing it to scare people.
Also, I don't watch one-piece. So no worries there. Only care because of the potential injustice involved.