Porn studio sues 7,000 Bit-torrenters

Porn studio Axel Braun Productions is suing 7,098 Bit-torrent users claiming they watched Batman XXX: A Porn Parody without paying.

The lawsuit was filed at US District Court in Northern District of West Virginia on Friday and seeks permission to identify downloaders of the work of art through their ISPs.

Studio owner Axel Braun said he intended to pursue anyone downloading the content he and his band of pornographers produce.

"Fuck 'em all," he told porn industry mag XBIZ. "People don't realise that when you pirate a movie it hurts all of the people who work very hard to get it produced - from the cast to the production assistants to the makeup artists. These are people who live paycheck to paycheck, and with Batman XXX, that was a film I financed myself.

"So we are going after every one of them who pirates our content."

He also said that there were many ways he could get people to keep buying his DVDs

"3D is one tool," he said. "That is an experience that consumers don't find satisfying on a computer screen."

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