200,000 BitTorrent Users Sued In The United States | TorrentFreak:

The avalanche of mass-lawsuits in the United States that target BitTorrent users has reached a new milestone. Since last year, more than 200,000 people have been sued for allegedly sharing copyrighted material online, and this number continues to expand at a rapid pace.

Apparently if you get “fingered” you have two options – risk a $150000 fine for copyright infringement in open court, or settle for ~$2500.