> *Sua desculpa pra baixar pornô não vai colar, Nonô.*
> March last year the law firm Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver imported the mass
> litigation “pay up or else” anti-piracy scheme to the United States, and in
> the month that followed they targeted nearly 100,000 people.
> In total, cases have been filed against more than 200,000<https://torrentfreak.com/200000-bittorrent-users-sued-in-the-united-states-110808/>alleged infringers, many of which are accused of downloading and sharing
> adult films.
> A significant number of the defendants are likely to be guilty, but there’s
> also a lot of collateral damage. Firstly it’s unclear how accurate the
> evidence gathering techniques of the copyright holders are, and even when
> they have the correct IP-address it doesn’t necessarily follow that the
> account holder on file is actually the infringer.
> Doe 2,057 in the case of Imperial Enterprises v. Does claims to be one of
> these wrongfully accused persons.
> This May he received a letter from Comcast informing him that Imperial
> Enterprises had filed a lawsuit against him for illegally downloading and
> sharing one of their adult titles — Tokyo Cougar Creampies. To some people
> this title may seem inviting, but it’s not the type of content Doe 2,057 is
> interested in.
> Not least because he’s legally blind.
> “To be honest, it’s a little ridiculous. My movie-watching ability is
> nonexistent. My kids watch movies, but they are 4 and 6, so they don’t watch
> porn either. Well, hopefully they don’t,” the Doe told the Village Voice
> Media<http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2011-08-11/news/film-industry-cracks-down-on-bittorrent-s-illegal-downloaders/> > .
> Although it’s not impossible for blind people to be interested in porn –
> after all there are plenty of auditory stimuli and interesting dialogues –
> it’s not really the target group for this type of content. So if this blind
> man is innocent, who downloaded and shared the movie?
> According to Doe 2,057 one of his neighbors must have used his open WiFi
> connection to grab the file.
> “I didn’t have time to set up the wireless network in my old apartment,” he
> explained. “I was working 18-hour days, so I just told my wife to go to Best
> Buy and pick up a router. She installed it, hit next, next, finish, and —
> boom — that was it. We lived in a very upscale building; there was no
> riffraff. We just assumed we didn’t have anything to worry about.”
> But now he does have something to worry about, and that’s the few thousand
> dollars Imperial Enterprises is demanding from him in settlement.
> Although it’s absolutely not certain<https://torrentfreak.com/are-you-guilty-if-pirates-use-your-internet-lawyer-says-no-110806/>that a judge will hold him liable the alleged offense, like many other
> defendants he believes that settling is the best option available. Hiring an
> attorney will cost just as much as the settlement fee, but without any
> guarantee that he’ll be off the hook.
> “The sad part about this entire porn thing is it will cost more to go to a
> judge,” Doe says. “At the end of the day, I’ll probably settle and pay the
> fee to make this go away.”
> And he’s not alone. TorrentFreak has spoken to several people who swore
> their innocence but paid up just to get rid of the threat.
> The copyright holders and lawyers are very aware of the position these
> defendants are in, but they gladly take their money. With most neutral
> observers, however, the whole scheme should raise an eyebrow to say the
> Can we really call that justice?
> Source: Anti-Piracy Lawyers Accuse Blind Man of Downloading Porn<http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-lawyers-accuse-blind-man-of-downloading-porn-110809/> >
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