I'm trying to find out a few things, mostly about what individuals have and haven't been filed lawsuits against for sharing.
1. Have there been any lawsuits against individuals for sharing software, books, or pornography? It seems like I've only heard about lawsuits for movies (non-pornographic) and music.
2. What about those copyright notices people have gotten from ISPs? I know some have gotten them for software sharing (in addition to the common movie/music sharing), but what about books/pornography?
3. Most of the reports of copyright notices have been for newer material. Are there any known cases of someone receiving a notice for sharing older movies or music?
3. Is there any other major category of copyrighted material that I'm leaving out?
4. The way I've heard private BitTorrent trackers spoken about, it would seem as though they were totally safe. What makes them safe (I know you have to register first with the tracker, but do most private tracker sites have terms of service that would prevent anti-piracy groups from signing up)?
5. Has anyone been caught (i.e. sent a notice from his ISP) while using a private tracker?
6. Usenet downloading. I assume that if one uses his own ISP's Usenet service, the worst that would happen would be the user getting his service cancelled due to excessive bandwidth usage (assuming he downloaded more than the ISP liked). Am I correct in assuming that individual has received a copyright notice from their ISP for Usenet downloading?
Thanks for the help.