Adult Film Producers Might Sue You For Downloading Their Wank Flicks

07.05.11 6 years ago

Hey there, buddy. Tired or those same old porn scenes you’ve been oyster fishing at Lake Handy to? Thinking about maybe downloading some fresh stuff to perhaps break the old routine? Well, be careful, because illegally downloading adult movies could get your as$ sued now, just like a poor granny in Florida whose grandson used her wi-fi to download a flesh flick.

Reports the Palm Beach Post:

The Palm Beach County grandmother whose 14-year-old grandson set up her Wi-Fi system didn’t have sophisticated online pornography downloads in mind.

“She says she doesn’t know Wi-Fi from hi-fi,” said Bradford Patrick, the Tampa lawyer who represents her.

But that didn’t stop her from being named in a lawsuit filed by an adult film studio, one that could cost her up to $150,000.

Porn producers have a new way to make money from their Internet-friendly fans: Sue them. Sue them all.

Mass lawsuits naming tens of thousands of viewers are winding their way through courts as adult film studios go after those who downloaded blue movies without paying. Freshly filed Broward County and Miami-Dade County circuit court cases alone name more than 1,300 viewers, including those in Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Jupiter, Delray Beach and Boca Raton.

Critics say it’s a business model masquerading as law – a quick buck for producers who can make much more money through the courts than from selling individual copies of skin flicks. Faced with the threat of a $150,000 copyright infringement judgment – and the embarrassment of being publicly identified with a sketchy film – viewers are coughing up four-figure settlements for what might be a $20 movie.

“It’s done with the express intention of shaking down individuals,” Patrick said. “Send out the demand letters, sit back and count the money.”

So maybe you should think twice before you steal a “blue” film. Or at least consider downloading it using your neighbor’s wi-fi. Or at Starbucks.

In the meantime, here’s something to soothe you over: Kayden Kross making meatballs and cream sauce.

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