So, I've seen this a few times. When I was much younger I may have pirated some shitty software from pirate bay. The software was a trap. When I may have opened it up for the first time I got a scary message saying they knew I pirated it and to send them $30 to prevent a lawsuit.... I got scared and paid them $30. Just recently in the professional world I experienced a client get a threatening letter for a photo they accidentally stole from a "free image" site. Apparently, the photo was free, but not royalty free. Total BS. They paid $15,000 to avoid a lawsuit. Got me thinking.... I want to take a bunch of pictures and upload them around the web. There are ways you can secretly "sign" the pictures using exif data and hidden pixels. Then, I want to build some shitty software and upload it to torrent sites (or have someone else upload it of course). When people illegally download it I'm thinking I can send a threatening letter and demand payment. I'm sure I can get a lawyer to work for free on this and get paid after the deed is done.... Anyone ever try this? Kinda scummy, but this is BHW isn't it? Not like I'm posting an ad on Craigslist and asking for "sample" articles for a job that doesn't exist. Something I've seen people do as well.