To me this seems like a fraud. I sure as hell am not an expert in official law papers, but to me the scan of the “original legal paper” seems kind of odd. First of all it’s typed in plain Times New Roman on plain paper. All sender info is just in a standard Microsoft Word header. Legal actions by companies of this scale are always processed by huge law firms. They have standardized templates for the letters they send. To me the use of language doesnt sound like it’s coming from a professional lawyer. The lawsuit states that they have recently filed a suit against Lokitorrent. Well, why on earth wouldnt they (or lokitorrent for that matter) tell the suit number? If it’s in the header, why smudge it? People would love to check from the district court if the alleged lawsuit is real. Has anybody checked for the authenticity of this? The most disturbing thing is at lokitorrent frontpage. The small print below the donation progress bar says “Every penny of this fund will be going towards legal and other costs associated with saving peer-to-peer as a whole”. OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH SAVING PEER-TO-PEER AS A WHOLE ??? Sorry for the caps. But seriously, if they ran with the money and were later sued, these words would most definitely save their asses. You can make just about any interpretation from those words. Lastly, is there a way to check if they truly have received the amount of money they claim on their frontpage? At the moment it says 13 955 USD. If they were to cheat people, an easy way to get more donations would be to add a zero to the real amount of money received. People think “Oh, so many people donating! I wanna be part of this thing! I’ll donate too!”. Is there a way to check the true amount of money they have received via paypal? I mean directly from Paypal, without any secondhand information. Then again, they could always claim they received this and this much money via mail, which is the other method of donation they offer. Btw, on the frontpage they talk about the donation going for legal expences. Then in the actual donation page they talk about hardware upgrades. This smells… Well, go figure. Time will tell.