bs0d3 writes: A court in Illinois has ordered a man who lives in Virginia 1.5 million in damages after the man was unable to appear in court. The defendant was a paying customer who used to watch porn on their site, and then upload it to bittorrent after. The porn company says they were able to identify him through their custom encryption software. Every time the Defendant downloaded a copy of a copyrighted video from Plaintiff's website, it inserts an encrypted code that is only assigned to Defendant. In this case, the encrypted code for Defendant is: "xvyynuxl". The uploaded shared copied uniquely identified the customer whos account was used to view the porn. According to attorney Blair Chintella, the defendant may be able to challenge the ruling by arguing that there was some jurisdictional defect in the lawsuit.