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Nearly 100,000 P2P Users Sued In the Past Year 254

An anonymous reader writes "The avalanche of copyright infringement lawsuits in the United States, mainly against BitTorrent users, are about to hit a dubious milestone. In total 99,924 defendants have been sued in the last 12 months, and new cases are being filed at a rapid rate. Adult companies in particular have embraced the profitable pay-up-or-else scheme where tens of millions of dollars are at stake." Though, as other readers point out, both judges and cable companies are getting tired of the endless subpoenas in P2P porn cases.
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Nearly 100,000 P2P Users Sued In the Past Year

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 05, 2011 @01:23PM (#35112012)
    Rapist sand murderers? My, America is worse than I thought.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 05, 2011 @01:30PM (#35112056)

    The U.S: government should just copyright all it's confidential documents. Then any newspaper publishing the diplomatic cables given to Wikileaks would be liable for copyright infringement. So would the thousands who download any other leaked document. And so would Wikileaks for received the documents and not destroying them right away.
    Copyright law sure is awesome.

I haven't lost my mind -- it's backed up on tape somewhere.