The RIAA? Amateurs. Here's how you sue 14,000+ P2P users

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  2. LockBox

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    Let's call it what it is: EXTORTION.

    "The Hobbs Act defines "extortion" as "the obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right." 18 U.S.C. S 1951(b)(2).

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    from the Legal Definition of Extortion
     
  3. Woody777

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    Well yes thats what it is Extortion but it isn't since its an offer to settle a supposed lawsuit for a persons breaking the US copyright laws.
     
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    Lots of legal questions about this. Could I setup a website to accept credit cards to settle lawsuits I file against anyone and everyone for doing X,Y or Z? I could settle for $99 or tell them how expensive the lawsuit will be (no matter the facts - you can sue anyone for anything). A lot of people would probably pay the $99 and avoid the costs of going to court. That is, until a prosecutor gets the gonads to prosecute me for extortion. The legality of this "mass settling" via website accepting credit cards for avoiding lawsuits - is very much up in the air.
     
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    See frivolous litigation, especially: "Statutes and rules of court penalizing frivolous litigation."
     
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    Remember, this "U.S. Copyright Group" (legal sounding, huh?) is just a private company who talked Hurt Locker's producers into this. The whole idea has never been tested in court.
     
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