The statute of limitation for sopyright violation may vary by state. There are lts of copyright trolls out there (and blogs where you can get useful information). In general, I suggest your friend stop usitn bit-torrent to file share copyrighted material. As a practical note the lawyers are having a lot of troubel in federal court. The plaintiff in most cases files suit and sends demand letters to all of the owners of the IP adddress (regardsless of who was actually downloading the materials). Sometimes it is cheaper to pay a few thousand dollars to get your self out of the case than litigate. At least your frined is just copying fights, it is quite embarrassing when teh defendant has to explain that pornography was downloaded to their IP address and they had no knowledge of such infringing activity.
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You should be worried, friend. Torrent trackers now in the hands of copyright trolls can get you and if you keep it up will. The stuff about UFC going to people's houses, wherever you heard that is BS, [except perhaps with a summons or via mail with a letter] so you needn't worry particularly about the "copyright police" showing up at your door. What is of more concern is copyright infringement damages of up to $150,000 per instance. The SOL for copyright infringement is five years after the cause of action arose, and generally that is from the last instance, so you are on the hook until at least Oct. 2017, friend. If you have really stopped, you have little you can or should do unless you get a letter from your ISP and then you need to see a subpoena defense attorney [Google it]. But know this, if you do any further online piracy via torrent you stand to get caught. Stop it now and you will likely escape.
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The statute of limitations on a civil copyright violation, being a federal law, is governed by 17 USC sec. 507(b). It is three years from the date the claim accrued. In most places, the claim "accrues" when the plaintiff learns about the infringing conduct.
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