104 John Does Dropped From Porn File-Sharing Suit

Law360, New York (January 9, 2013, 7:20 PM EST) -- A Colorado federal judge on Friday slashed 104 unidentified defendants from sex industry company PHE Inc.’s copyright suit asserting they used the BitTorrent file-sharing protocol to illegally download its pornographic movie, finding that bundling so many different defendants together is not appropriate.

PHE, the parent of sex toy purveyor and adult film producer Adam & Eve, brought the suit in late December, accusing the John Doe defendants of downloading parts of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer XXX: A Parody.”

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