Over 40,000 Does Dismissed In Copyright Troll Cases

“These have been some eventful weeks in the world of copyright
trolling. Thousands of unnamed “John Does” in P2P file sharing
lawsuits filed in California, Washington DC, Texas, and West
Virginia have been severed, effectively dismissing over 40,000
defendants. The plaintiffs in these cases must now re-file against
almost all of the Does individually rather than suing them en mass.
These rulings may have a significant impact on the copyright
trolls’ business model, which relies on being able to sue thousands
of Does at once with a minimum of administrative expense.”

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