TorrentFreak reports that the anti-piracy group Logistep is now going after Italian filesharers to follow up their action in the UK and Germany. Thousands of Italians have been issued with demands that add up to more than 1 million Euros.
"As with the other cases, the settlement amount demanded far outweighs the cost of the original product. Indeed, VedoVa_NeRa reports that every user in these cases has been accused of sharing just one specific song. That’s a 300 euro ($400) ‘fine’ for ONE song. Additionally, the whole thing is being rushed through - once the demand letter is received, just a single week is allowed to accept the charges and pay the settlement amount - the same strategy employed by law firm Davenport Lyons in pursuing the alleged ‘Pinball Pirates’ in the UK, instilling a sense of panic in the recipient which the lawyers hope will result in rapid settlement."