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California porn firm makes money off lawsuits

November 21, 2013

Kurt Opsahl, a senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, says the costs of not settling can be considerable. Malibu’s choice of a German IT company means defendants would have to spend thousands of dollars and lots of time just to depose the employee who did the work, he said. Instead, Malibu likely offers a settlement that’s still tens to hundreds of times more than they would get from selling the movies but is just less than what a basic defense would cost, he said.

“It would be very difficult to effectively defend this lawsuit because it would cost more than settling,” he said.

Opsahl said Malibu has also been indiscriminate in whom they sue, going after the owner of an Internet account even if they have no evidence that person downloaded the videos.

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Chicago Post-Tribune
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