Pornographers suing unknown (for now) file swappers in Massachusetts
Over the past couple of months, companies that produce porn films have filed a series of lawsuits in US District Court in Boston against scores of unidentified BitTorrent users they claim are illegally distributing such classics as "Illegal Ass 2" and "Big Wet Brazilian Asses 7."
The copyright suits list the defendants only as Does, but say the plaintiffs have their IP numbers and will use that to seek their names and addresses from their ISPs. The suits seek an end to the file swapping, destruction of any copies of the films and, naturally, lots of money.
- Patrick Collins vs. Does 1-30 - Copy of one of the suits (they're all pretty much the same, save for the name of the plaintiff, the number of Does and the film details).
- How BitTorrent is used to distribute files illegally - 5M PDF by the plaintiffs' consultant.
- Sample listing of IP addresses