There’s a copyright controversy in the US around a lawsuit targeting people who allegedly downloaded an album by metal band All Shall Perish. World Digital Rights has filed the lawsuit in an effort to identity 80 individuals based on IP addresses harvested from BitTorrent, and is aiming for statutory damages of $150k per person. The controversy comes because the band is claiming to know nothing about the lawsuit. “The band wasn’t consulted whatsoever and none of us have ever heard of this company,” manager Ryan Downey tells TorrentFreak. “I spoke to the US label manager and German label president who both are as confused as we are. We are digging deeper and looking into the legality of it all. We are thinking it’s perhaps a sublicensor or some digital aggregator or something.” And yes, World Digital Rights is working on behalf of label Nuclear Blast.

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