ACLU, EFF seek to “sever” gigantic P2P lawsuits

3 06 2010

Imagine yourself as a lawyer who wants to sue 4,577 anonymous Internet users for swapping the Uwe Boll-produced film Far Cry through BitTorrent networks. Would you prefer to file one lawsuit, pay one filing fee, and submit one set of documents, or would you like to file 4,577 separate lawsuits, each with their own filing fees and documents?

The question answers itself, and it explains why Boll’s law firm of Dunlap, Grubb, & Weaver filed a single federal lawsuit against “Does 1-4,577” in DC’s District Court earlier this year.

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