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Lawsuits over file-sharing piracy drop dramatically, says report

A new report shows lawsuits filed against Internet users sharing movies and other content online have fallen by more than 50% so far this year, Ars Technica reports.

Data from legal research and analytics firm Lex Machina shows just 249 such suits filed in the second quarter of the year, compared to 517 in the first quarter. For a time last year, the cases represented the majority of all U.S. copyright complaints filed, peaking at 906 suits brought in the first quarter of 2015.SM