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US Online Piracy Lawsuits Hit a Record High Last Year

Postby MrFredPFL » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:39 pm

Story : https://torrentfreak.com/us-online-piracy-lawsuits-hit-a-record-high-last-year-1





Initially, these lawsuits targeted hundreds or thousands of BitTorrent users per case, but this practice has since been rooted out. Now, most file-sharing cases target a single person, up to a dozen or two at most.

This means that the number of “Doe” defendants have gone down, but the same can’t be said for the number of cases that are on the dockets. In fact, the number of file-sharing cases filed last year was higher than ever.

Data collected by TorrentFreak from court records all over the country show that in the first half of the year, more than 3,300 separate lawsuits were filed. The majority of these cases list a single ‘John Doe’ defendant.

Pretty much all of this activity can be attributed to two adult industry companies – Malibu Media and Strike 3 Holdings.







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