Limited means to pay? I call shenanigans. He's milked his scared and confused clientele via straight-up blackmail* and now he's shuffled his ill gotten gains off into a bank account somewhere, wound the company up, and will cry and whine about limited means until his creditors piss off and then he's off to barbados living the life of riley.
To everyone elsre complaining about a pro-piracy bias on the reg : there isnt one. there's a pro do-business-ethically bias, which involves not supporting making an example of a single mother with a copy of limewire to the tune of 200 grand, or looking and supporting other practical solutions to piracy and revenue models which are lawyer-and-lollitigation independant, because the current model, as it stands, supports lawyers, increases the cost of legit music without increasing dividends to artists, and paves the way for massive bureaucratic bloat and political corruption as MPAA Lobbying runs amok.
I dont support piracy. I also dont support extortion and terrorism, which is basically what ACS was up to. Guess which one I get more pissed about?
*(courts dont think these cases can be prosecuted, CPS wont bring charges but he writes the letters anyway? thats blackmail. fuck the Artists/Piracy war, this is an article about someone exploiting the artist/Piracy situation to blackmail people)