One of the harsh realities of business, if your business happens to be pornographic film production, is that your customers tend to prefer anonymity. And none more so than that portion of your customer base that is allegedly engaged in the illicit online sharing of such titles as Pornstar Superheroes and Massive Asses 5.

So earlier this year, when producers of pornographic films launched a campaign to crack down on Internet copyright infringement, their lawyers were reduced to filing complaints against thousands of John Doe defendants. One of those lawyers, West Virginia solo Kenneth Ford (who does business as the Adult Copyright Company), filed a series of complaints in federal district court in West Virginia, naming hundreds, sometimes even thousands, of defendants in each suit.

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