Criminal movie lawsuit filed by former copyright defense attorney
“Criminal” (IMDB: 6.3/10; Ebert: 1/4) is an action movie released in April of 2016 about transferring the mind of a deceased person into another brain.
In a remarkably similar fashion, the movie’s owners have transferred the mind of a plaintiff’s attorney into their new counselor, former copyright defense attorney Charlie Thomas.
Atty Thomas has filed a John Doe lawsuit against five unknown defendants on behalf of the Plaintiff, seeking both their identity and liability for alleged illegal downloads of Plaintiff’s movie. Like many other file-sharing cases in 2016, the Plaintiff alleges that this infringement was committed via the bittorrent protocol. Bittorrent is well known for sharing as it downloads, exposing defendants’ IP addresses to tracking by plaintiffs’ investigators.
Judge Cynthia Rufe recently granted Atty Thomas’ subpoena request for subscribers’ identities. Those subscribers can expect to begin receiving notices of the subpoenas from their service providers shortly, if not already. These subpoenas seek the subscribers’ names and addresses. Plaintiffs typically use the identities to pursue settlements or further litigation.
There are weaknesses in this case that make it defensible under some circumstances. If you have received a notice in one of these cases, please don’t hesitate to call me immediately at 888.801.8681. If calling after-hours, please leave a message; I do return calls after-hours.
I have a ton of experience defending file-sharing lawsuits and can help you achieve the best outcome possible. I have defeated several copyright plaintiffs in lawsuits around the U.S. and I fought Malibu Media in their first trial. I’ve represented over 400 defendants in both settling and litigating file-sharing lawsuits. I’ve written a subpoena defense guide for your information, as well.
I look forward to speaking with you and helping you put this matter behind you. Please don’t hesitate to call. 888.801.8681.