"EFF and co-amici Public Citizen and the American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation contend that these suits
improperly lump thousands of defendants together, a shortcut that
deprives the defendants of fair access to individual justice. In
court on Wednesday, EFF Senior Staff Attorney Corynne McSherry will
argue that USCG has not offered enough evidence of a relationship
between the defendants to justify suing them together.
"The stakes are high for anyone identified in USCG's slipshod
cases. USCG's strategy appears to be to threaten a judgment of up
to $150,000 per downloaded movie"