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BitTorrent motion alleges legal business model targeting porn downloaders

Imagine receiving a letter from an attorney accusing you of illegally downloading a cinematic classic like, say, The Wadfather or The Man Who Blew Too Much, but offering you a chance not to be accused of this offense in public court for a few thousand bucks. Would you take the deal? Plenty of people do. However, a BitTorrent motion filed in Colorado is taking on the practice, which one attorney refers to as "business-model litigation."
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