Film studios sue “no logs” VPN provider for $10 million September 27, 2021 on obsolete29.com
Dozens of movie production companies sued LiquidVPN this year over the VPN provider's marketing efforts that could be perceived as promoting piracy. These companies, which are now seeking $10 million in damages, claim that the "no log" policy of LiquidVPN is not a valid excuse, as the VPN provider actively chose to not keep logs.
As a user of Mullvad VPN, I often encouter sites that simply block VPN users. Best Buy, Lowes, Credit Karma, Etsy are a few that pop into my head without trying too hard so I wasn't at all surprised by this news. I think too many still conflate seeking privacy as doing something illegal. I'm just trying to buy the Matrix Trilogy Steelbox Bluray without that purchase being associated with me as a person with the data aggregators.
I don't know anything about law but if the studios are successful, could it set a precedent that could then require VPN provides to keep logs? We recently learned that ProtonMail is legally obligated to enable and provide logs when requested. Could we start to see laws that require VPN providers to do the same? It just feels like there's a battle to remove privacy on the internet.