United States Citizens who download and share copyrighted files through BitTorrent risk being monitored and in some cases subjected to legal action.
In recent years more than a quarter million alleged BitTorrent users have been sued in Federal Courts. Most of the lawsuits are initiated by adult entertainment companies, but mainstream movie studios and book publisher John Wiley and Sons have also joined in.
These copyright holders request a subpoena from the court to order ISPs to identify the alleged BitTorrent users through an IP-Address. …