Piracy is the scourge of the entertainment industry and no one knows it better than porn site X-Art.com. But while Hollywood and the music industry are struggling to contend with bootlegged content, the owners of the site are making a killing by going after pirates who rip off their content.

According to the New Yorker, X-Art.com managed to bump its annual production budget to $2 million off the back of filing copyright lawsuits. Here's how: "In the past year, [the company behind the site] has filed more than thirteen hundred copyright-infringement lawsuits—more of these cases than anyone else, accounting for a third of all U.S. copyright litigation during that time, according to the federal-litigation database Pacer—against people that they accuse of stealing their films on the Internet," the magazine explains.

But the sheer number of suits and their imprecise nature suggests that X-Art.com could be involved in something akin to patent trolling, wherein trolls throw as many lawsuits against the wall as they can in the hopes that some of them will stick.

[via Gizmodo]