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A new record: 9,729 P2P porn pushers sued at once


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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 09:43 PM

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/11/a-new-record-9729-p2p-porn-pushers-sued-at-once.ars?utm_source=Ars+Technica+Newsletter&utm_campaign=38d294d90d-Nov_12_2010_Newsletter&utm_medium=email

Move over, US Copyright Group—the pornographers are going to show you how they do it (in several senses). Over the last two weeks, one lawyer with an AOL e-mail address, working out of a Martinsburg, West Virginia office, has managed to file more than 16,700 new lawsuits against file-swappers with a taste for Batman and booty. The cases follow the familiar pattern and wouldn't be notable except for the fact that they make lawyer Kenneth J. Ford the current copyright litigation champion of the entire US in 2010.

Ford's law practice has done well since he went into the porn protection biz earlier this year, setting up shop under the name Adult Copyright Company. He filed several lawsuits during the summer for films like Juicy White Anal Booty 4, but it's only this autumn that his business has really come into its own.

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Once it has the names behind these IP addresses, Adult Copyright Company will send out settlement letters. The accused will be able to settle online, using a credit card, and they had better do so quick. As Ford warns, in all caps, "THE MORE EFFORT WE EXPEND, INCLUDING NAMING YOU INDIVIDUALLY IN A LAWSUIT, THE MORE WE MUST RECOVER TO MAKE OUR CLIENT WHOLE."

If a case does proceed to trial, Ford says that he has "THE RESOURCES AND CAPABILITIES TO FILE CLAIMS AGAINST INFRINGERS, SEEKING THE MAXIMUM STATUTORY DAMAGES AVAILABLE UNDER FEDERAL COPYRIGHT LAW." For willful infringers, that's $150,000 per infringement. Holy damage award, Batman!



Gotta love this sleazbag's company logo and especially it's tagline: Hardcore Protection

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Edited by Union_Thug, 13 November 2010 - 10:47 PM.


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