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Illegally Downloading Porn? There May Be a Lawsuit With Your Name On It

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ARRRRGH, MATEY
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Porn producers have started filing lawsuits against "John Does" that share copyrighted material on peer-to-peer networks like BitTorrent.

Pink Visual president Allison Vivas said, "People were willing back then to pay top dollar for porn, now it looks like the majority of users think adult content is free. That is a huge shift in just a few years."

"A lot of people think porn producers make enough money already and won't pay them," Steve Lightspeed, head of Lightspeed Studios, said. "The truth is everyone is just working for a living here and we pay our taxes like everyone else does."

That in itself is not the world's biggest news. What's different here, is how the studios have decided to go after pirates.

Since lawsuits eventually expose the identities of the accused, the initial filings are focused on videos featuring she-males--the idea being that the threat of one's name being attached to such material by way of public documents in perpetuity may be enough to shame people into paying for content.

"It seems like it will be quite embarrassing for whichever user ends up in a lawsuit about using a popular she-male title," Pink's Vivas said. "When it comes to private sexual fantasies and fetishes, going public is probably not worth the risk that these torrent and peer-to-peer users are taking."

Once again, the porn industry takes the lead in innovative thinking.
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