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The RIAA? Amateurs. Here's how you sue 14,000+ P2P users

So why have P2P lawsuits against individuals spiked dramatically in 2010? It's all thanks to the US Copyright Group, a set of lawyers who have turned P2P prosecution into revenue generation in order to "SAVE CINEMA." The model couldn't be simpler: find an indie filmmaker; convince the production company to let you sue individual "John Does" for no charge; send out subpoenas to reveal each Doe's identity; demand that each person pay $1,500 to $2,500 to make the lawsuit go away; set up a website to accept checks and credit cards; split the revenue with the filmmaker.

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fatstarr2308d ago

Wow its crazy seems like a tactic from a Nigerian 419 scam.

But in all honesty I don't have 1k out of the blue to pay up if it were a hundred I would be more willing to pay.

but I just give this some time before some wise ass people start sending mail to random people across the USA giving a vague description of what they did then charging 50$-500$ instructing them to mail or send payment to ____. could be a successful scam in my opinion.