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'Copyright trolls' target Minnesotans, accusing them of stealing online porn

EFF IN THE NEWS
May 20, 2013

Abshire is hardly alone. One watchdog group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, estimated that lawyers for porn merchants have filed lawsuits seeking the identities of a quarter million people with Internet addresses to which porn was allegedly illegally downloaded.

Lawyers, it seems, got names and addresses for most of those people and demanded money from many of them. Attorneys for the porn industry boast that they have extracted millions of dollars from people.

Monday, May 20, 2013
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