Quote:Mass P2P lawsuits have been filed all across the United States in recent months, especially by companies dealing with adult content. They have embraced this new revenue stream by the dozen and new studios are joining every month.
Through these mass lawsuits the copyright holders are trying to obtain the personal details of (mostly) BitTorrent users who allegedly shared their material online. Once this information is handed over, they then offer the defendant the opportunity to settle the case for a few hundred up to a couple of thousand dollars, thereby avoiding a full trial and potentially even bigger financial penalties.
Now. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you have no clue how Usenet works..
Then I'll let you figure out which of the bolded statements don't apply to Usenet.
And until someone posts a single lawsuit otherwise. I'm going to say it once again. No one has ever been sued in the history of these lawsuits for downloading anything. Ever. Anywhere in the US (not sure about your local laws).