Have you heard how the pornography industry is making money today? Music used to be the item that everyone pirated but pornography has become the target of illegal downloads. It has been estimated that the adult film industry has lost 90% of its revenue due to illegal downloads. It was rumored that the adult film industry lobbied for a bailout too.
While it might be easy to download copyrighted material, it is also very easy to track illegal downloaders. If you have downloaded any copyrighted material, don’t be surprised if you receive a bill in the mail for a few thousand dollars. Even the best lawyer isn’t going to be able to help you. If you receive a bill, it is going to cost you some serious money.
This is another reason why you must protect your wireless network with a password. Open networks are a great way to download copyrighted material. Guess who gets the bill? “It wasn’t me…” is no defense if someone used your wireless network to download copyrighted material.
Internet trolls monitor the Internet, waiting for evidence of copyrighted material. When something shows up, the downloader is tracked and will likely incur a nice “pay up of go to court” letter. You can go to court but you had better be ready to part with some cash. Being sued must not be any fun but what about the publicity of being accused of illegally downloading pornography?
Lawyers for the adult industry have been accused of bullying people who allegedly downloaded copyright material. An accused illegal downloader will receive a letter offering to forget all about any illegal downloads or have a day in court. Many of the accused downloaders are too embarrassed to be associated with any claims of illegal adult movie downloads that they will pay to settle. This is one way to generate some revenue when people are viewing and not paying for the right to view material.
It is estimated that 500,000 people have been sued for illegal downloads since 2007. Each downloader can be potentially charged between $1000 and $5000. That is serious money and the adult film industry is not going to let that money walk away without a fight. One could also wonder if it more profitable to sue for illegal downloads than sell adult movies.
Some accused are not backing down. They are hiring lawyers and fighting the charges of illegally downloading copyrighted material.
The adult film industry is vigorously taking action to defend their property. Illegally downloading copyrighted material is stealing. It is not worth taking the risk of any legal action because you decided to download copyright material.
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