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EFF Rolls Out Porn BitTorrent Spreadsheet

EFF Rolls Out Porn BitTorrent Spreadsheet
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Feb 25, 2011 3:15 PM PST    Text size: 
SAN FRANCISCO — The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published an Excel spreadsheet document listing recent dismissals of porn BitTorrent cases.

The spreadsheet lists all of the studios, movie titles, attorneys and number of dismissed and current John Does related to 36 mass defendant lawsuits in which judges dismissed more than 40,000 unnamed John Does accused of illegal file sharing.

The attorneys listed include Kenneth Ford of the Adult Copyright Co. in West Va.; John Steele of Chicago's Media Copyright Group; Evan Stone of the Copyright Defense Agency in Texas; Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver of the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Copyright Group; and Gill Sperlein of San Francisco-based Titan Media. All of the cases involved adult movies, except for those filed by Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver and one Stone lawsuit.

The adult studios listed include Elegant Angel, Patrick Collins, Hustler Video, New Sensations, Lightspeed Media, Diabolic Video Productions, West Coast Productions, Axel Braun Productions, Third Degree and Harmony Films, among others.

The EFF said that because of the dismissals, the porn BitTorrent plaintiffs in the spreadsheet must now re-file against almost all of the Does individually rather than suing them en mass.

"These rulings may have a significant impact on the copyright trolls’ business model, which relies on being able to sue thousands of Does at once with a minimum of administrative expense," the EFF said. "The cost of filing suit against each Doe may prove prohibitively expensive to plaintiffs’ attorneys who are primarily interested in extracting quick, low-hassle settlements.

"However, EFF has received reports that some Does are still receiving notices from their ISP’s informing them that their identities are being sought in relation to these cases."

The Excel sheet can be accessed here.

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