Blind man sued for illegally downloading porn he cant watch

first_imgCalifornia porn studio Imperial Enterprises, Inc. is suing 3,500 people for illegally downloading the company’s pornographic content. However, one of the defendants claims there’s no way he would have downloaded the illegal snuff. So what’s his proof? Imperial Enterprises has his IP address, which is reason enough to believe that he downloaded the porn, right? John Doe, as he has chosen to be named, is actually blind.Though some of you may be thinking “maybe he downloaded it to have something to listen to;” Doe claims he has been falsely accused. The legally blind man said he was too busy to password-protect his WiFi connection, which resulted in someone else getting on his network and downloading the porn, entitled “Tokyo Cougar Creampies.”Doe told the Seattle Weekly that the whole thing was a little ridiculous as his movie-watching ability is nonexistent. He said his kids watch movies, but they’re 4 and 6, “so they don’t watch porn either. Well, hopefully they don’t.”Unfortunately, Doe will likely have to settle since he doesn’t have the money to afford a lawyer to counter the lawsuit, nor does he have the money to pay if he loses the lawsuit. Going in front of the judge would cost thousands of dollars, and it would cost hundreds of thousands if he lost the case.So if neither Doe, his wife, nor his two small children downloaded the porn, who did? The Does apparently live in a densely populated area, which means there’s a lot of people in close proximity that are able to hack or just connect to Doe’s WiFi.We’ve seen this happen time and time again, and this is certainly a wakeup call to protect your WiFi password. The big companies will not take pity on who they sue. If they have your IP address and they have proof of something being illegally downloaded from your address, that’s all they need to bring you to court. Back in April we told you about one man who was arrested by seven armed officers for allegedly downloading kiddie porn. Of course, it was another case of an open WiFi network that some other guy was piggybacking off of.The moral of the story (once again) is to password-protect your WiFi network.Via Zeropaidlast_img read more