then make a case against an actual pirate. Sending out settlement requests knowing damn well that you are sweeping up the innocent because its cheaper to pay than to fight is plain wrong. Make a case with some due dilligance against a named defendant with more than just an IP address and a name and THEN make your offer.
If they want to build an actual case and take it to trial thats fine. However, anybody with half a brain can see what the money making scheme here is. These cases are simply tools to scare more people into settling regardless of their guilt or innocence.
Blah blah blah..still doesn't address the fact that the "game" here is to strong arm cash out of people based on an IP address alone. With no intent to actually sue anybody. What percentage of IP owners (people paying the ISP) are actually the people doing any ALLEGED downloading? These cases if the ever do go to trial are going to sink faster than the Titanic.
DGW gets a few firms in or near major metro centers to file these mass shakedowns in multiple courts to avoid the jurisdictional issue. This only serves to keep the "settlement mill" running. They still don't have the ability, the manpower or even the intention to take any signifigant number of people to trial. What needs to be done is to force a court to make a decision on misjoinder and make these shysters file individual suits.