Turns Out, the Porn Industry Is as Sleazy as the Music Business

When you read a description like “Las Vegas attorney … who represents a major adult film company,” it's a safe bet that the fellow being described probably isn't fighting poverty or working on a human-rights campaign.

And in this case, that bet would be the right one. Marc Randazza has been busily filing lawsuits against people he accuses of downloading unauthorized copies of porn videos. Some of the people being accused — by Randazza and others — are innocent. And even the guilty ones probably don't deserve to be threatened with possible financial ruination.

NBC Bay Area News reporter Vicky Nguyen's story about “Porn Copyright Trolls” says that according to Randazza, of the 30,000 cases he's pursued, “only four of the accused were innocent.”

“I think that happens as often as you see a unicorn,” he told Nguyen. Got that? Four of every 30,000 unicorn sightings are legit. Readers who spot a unicorn (with those odds, there must be a few of you) are encouraged to bring their stories to me — photographs or video would be a real plus.

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