More porn pirates facing legal problems as new lawsuits launch

The infamous Paris Hilton sex tape that was eventually turned into a full-feature porn video became a popular download among file sharers. To try and prevent this piracy, content owners have launched a legal crackdown on 843 accused file sharers that allegedly downloaded the film illegally.

The copyright holder behind “One Night in Paris”, XPays Inc., wants to identify over eight hundred “John Does” accused of illegally downloading the movie online. These alleged illegal activities took place between 2010 and 2011, but specific download dates weren’t disclosed.

More porn pirates facing legal problems as new lawsuits launch

Rick Salomon, Hilton’s co-star in the film, reportedly banked $10 million during the first year of the film’s release. He sold the movie’s rights to brother Jim Salomon, who eventually released it to XPays Inc.

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It’s likely that US federal judges will continue to dismiss large amounts of porn lawsuits, with the EFF recently asking a judge in Illinois to toss out subpoenas related to porn lawsuits.

There is much concern regarding the financial payments that are being squeezed out of accused downloaders due to questionable settlement letters that are being sent out by copyright holders or their legal teams.

Many defendants are often times confused and afraid to bring up any concerns related to the case because of the subject material — and there are legal issues with the numerous lawsuits being grouped together.

Although some courts are dismissing these file sharing lawsuits, porn studios and other copyright holders will probably still find many willing courts in other jurisdictions where they can file similar cases.

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