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Porn Drives Largest John Doe Lawsuit to Date

Last week, pornography producer West Coast Productions (WCP) filed a copyright-related lawsuit in the US District Court of West Virginia. Over 9,729 “John Does” were name in the suit. John Doe lawsuits are filed when the individuals or parties to be held accountable cannot be identified immediately. They are generally employed by plaintiffs who want to buy time and effectively extend the statute of limitations associated with the complaint.

In this case, WCP is represented by AdultCopyrightCompany (ACC). The group was formed “for the exclusive purpose of monitoring illegal downloading of adult films and content, and using the legal system to pursue copyright infringement claims against the downloaders.” (emphasis theirs). The ACC previously filed 7,098 John Doe complaints for Hustler, bringing the group’s total to 16,827—much more than the US Copyright Group’s 14,000.

The only confirmed information about WCP’s action is that it involves illegal downloads of Teen Anal Nightmare 2 through BitTorrent clients. West Coast Productions other titles include Phat Azz White Girls 6, Asian Size Queens, She Got Way Mo Ass, and Ghetto Booty. The ACC asserts that illegal file sharing has hurt “the adult film industry... more than any other faction of media content producers.”

Source (Pic: billyrowlinson on Flickr)

  • Zerk
    Good, Crack down on that Trash.
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  • Parrdacc
    Oh my "...adult film industry more than any other faction of media content products." That can't be, not on the global pornography network :)
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  • mavroxur
    I do think it's funny how many innocent people are going to get screwed (no pun intended) because the neighbor's kid was using their wireless connection or something like that. It's really hard to be absolutely sure you have the right person, especially if you're going after IP addresses of downloaders that allegedly downloaded the material years prior to the charges being brought.
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  • officeguy
    Well, break out the condoms, they will have to make new movies to make up for the loss. I will work for free, lol.
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  • tuch92
    Those titles are freakin hilarous
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  • cookoy
    sue now, do the witch hunt later
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  • jomofro39
    Anal nightmare. Is this like Freddy with dildos on his hand?
    "Once you're asleep, YOU'RE MINE!"
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  • Athlon76
    Irony stings. In the early days of the Internet, Adults content producers loved the internet because it provided a new distribution channel and more customers. People who would never go to an "Adult" bookstore or strip club were now buying porn in the privacy of their home.

    The Internet they once loved and praised has come back to bite them and now they wanna change the rules. Sorry, it doesn't work that way. You let the cat out of the bag and he ain't going back.

    I don't feel bad for the pron industry in the slightest. They've made billions exploring and manipulating people and now they cry foul when they're the ones on the receiving end.

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  • joebob2000
    Athlon76They've made billions exploring and manipulating people and now they cry foul when they're the ones on the receiving end.
    Hah, you might even say they know plenty about not wanting to be on the receiving end...
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  • zak_mckraken
    ParrdaccThat can't be, not on the global pornography networkYou mean the internet?

    Let's sing along "The internet is for porn" !
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