Comcast Subscribers Get $16 Each for P2P

In 2007, John Hart of California filed a suit against Comcast when he noticed the company limited "the speed of certain internet applications such as peer-to-peer file sharing and lotus notes [sic]."

Ars Technica reports that a proposed settlement of $16 million has been approved and finalized and Comcast subscribers who used Ares, BitTorrent, eDonkey, FastTrack, or Gnutella will receive $16 if they file a claim before August 29, 2010.

All those individual payments of $16, plus $3 million for the lawyers who worked on the case, amounts to a settlement total of $16 million.

Read full details of the suit on Ars. Details on claiming can be found here.





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  • Assmar
    Sounds like when they have a big boat giveaway and only people with arrest warrants are invited as winners.
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  • ragequit
    $16.00 for "victims" and $3 million for lawyers, thats funny. They are not really victims I know, but how messed up is the legal system in the states that it takes 3 years to settle a lawsuit like this. Maybe ISP's need to up their game so they don't have to worry about heavy traffic.
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  • klavis
    They should have to pay a lot more, it was a breach of contract, they should pay for the contract being broken, not a token amount.
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  • ragequit
    $16.00 for "victims" and $3 million for lawyers, thats funny. They are not really victims I know, but how messed up is the legal system in the states that it takes 3 years to settle a lawsuit like this. Maybe ISP's need to up their game so they don't have to worry about heavy traffic.
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  • Assmar
    Sounds like when they have a big boat giveaway and only people with arrest warrants are invited as winners.
    16