Hollywood studios and record labels are ratcheting up the pressure on those suspected of illegally sharing movies and music.
In a move sure to outrage both file traders on BitTorrent networks and legal watchdogs, a well-known pornographer has filed a federal copyright suit against 7,098 individuals.
Axel Braun Productions filed the complaint in U.S. District Court for
the Northern District of West Virginia, alleging that the defendants
illegally shared the adult film "Batman XXX: A Porn Parody."
In an interview about the suit with Xbiz Newswire, a publication that
follows the adult-film industry, Braun made it clear he's prepared to
take on the file-sharing crowd. "People don't realize that when you
pirate a movie it hurts all of the people who work very hard to get it
produced--from the cast to the production assistants to the makeup
artists... So we are going after every one of them who pirates our
content." • Accused 'Hurt Locker' pirates turn to law school