So I did a bit more research on my dilemma. It seems as though lawyers have been attempting to represent these adult film companies in mass piracy lawsuits for the last couple of years. Instead of pursuing each individual offender they seek to claim some sort of conspiracy between hundreds even thousands of alleged illegal downloaders and seek to sue them all collectively.
It seems as though many of these attempts have been stricken down by judges as they are seen often as an attempt to embarrass and harass alleged offenders into a settlement. First they must go through the isp to get the information of the alleged offender, then begin sending threatening letters and phone calls urging for a settlement.
Interestingly enough I read that a while back a lawyer representing an adult film company tried this in my home state and his request to subpoena the isp of the alleged offenders was blocked by the judge and he was told to refile each case individually.
So here a year later I'm receiving a message from a different lawyer representing a different adult film company threatening to sue me if I don't settle out of court in what is very likely another mass piracy lawsuit ramping up. Now I don't know much about law, but isn't there now already a legal precedents in my jurisdiction about this very thing they're trying to do again? What sense does it make for another lawyer to try the same thing that was tried and stricken down before?
Can anyone shed some insight?