TorrentFreak: GetAmnesty.com: MPAA Extortion at its Finest.
The MPAA and their fellow anti-piracy organizations send out thousands of infringement notices. Only a fraction of these are played out in court, and those that do make it into court are settled at an early stage. So why not circumvent the whole legal system, and gently coerce people to pay for “amnesty”?
If you steal and get caught, pay up. The problem is that the MPAA is going after people who realize that, even if they are innocent, it might be easier to pay up than go through the courts.