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Thousands of people across the country have opened their mail and email to find an intimidating legal notice. (Pixabay)
Thousands of people across the country have opened their mail and email to find an intimidating legal notice. (Pixabay)
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Thousands of people across the country have opened their mail and email to find an intimidating legal notice.

The letter alleges the receiver has downloaded and distributed copyrighted material — most often a pornographic video — and that they'll be sued unless they pay up.

Miles Bryan of WBEZ reports on the phenomenon known as "copyright trolling."

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Miles Bryan, reporter for WBEZ in Chicago. He tweets @miles__bryan.

This segment aired on September 9, 2016.

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