Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of BitTorrent, Inc. #00002

Submission Number:
00002
Commenter:
Chris Connolly
State:
Outside the United States
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of BitTorrent, Inc.
Matter Number:

142-3020

[For privacy reasons, please do not display my postal code. UK postal codes identify the actual house]. Dear FTC enforcement team, I welcome the action you have taken regarding the false claim of Safe Harbor membership by BitTorrent. While I support the overall direction of the draft consent order, I query whether the sanctions are appropriate. Did the FTC and /or the US Department of Commerce contact BitTorrent regarding this false claim in 2009 or 2010? If not, why not? If BitTorrent has been contacted by US authorities about this issue in the past, then the false claim should be treated as a second or continuing offence. The sanctions should be strengthened.