Bittorrent Movie Download Litigation Lawyer
Thomas P. Howard of the Colorado law offices of Thomas P. Howard, LLC, regularly handles complex internet download matters, including alleged copyright infringement matters arising from bittorrent downloads filed against “John Does” who have allegedly downloaded copyrighted films from the internet. Attorney Howard is currently representing John Doe defendants in multiparty cases filed by Malibu Media, LLC; Third World Media; Patrick Collins, Inc.; Raw Films, Ltd.; and Millennium TGA, Inc., among others.
1. Notice of Subpoena to Internet Service Provider
You may have received a notice from your Internet Service Provider (ISP), such as AT&T, Comcast, Qwest or Century Link, that you have been identified by a Plaintiff in such a lawsuit via your IP address as an alleged infringer that uploaded or downloaded a movie without license or permission. Based on the same, the ISP may have been served with a subpoena demanding that they turn over your personal contact information, including your name and address, to the Plaintiff in that lawsuit so that you can be personally named as a defendant. The subpoena will set forth a deadline by which you need to respond. There are several responses available, including the filing of a motion to quash the subpoena on the ISP or the settlement of the copyright infringement claim. That said, you should respond by the deadline set forth on the subpoena in order to protect your privacy as well as your legal rights, as failure to act by the deadline stated on the subpoena served upon your ISP may result in the ISP turning over your personal information to Plaintiff’s counsel and you potentially being personally named as a Defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit.
If you have received a notice of a subpoena served on your Internet Service Provider and need quick advice and assistance, contact us via e-mail at Thomas P. Howard, LLC, or call us at (303) 665-9845.
2. Service of a Copyright Infringement Complaint and Summons Alleging Infringing Movie Downloads
You may have been served with a copyright infringement complaint and summons alleging the unlicensed download of a copyrighted film. Denver movie piracy attorney Thomas P. Howard of Thomas P. Howard, LLC, has been litigating copyright infringement cases for over 20 years, in multiple states nationwide. He is extremely well-versed in the legal intricacies of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 101, et al. and can very effectively counsel you with regards to how best to handle this type of lawsuit.
3. Demand Letters Regarding Alleged Movie Downloads
You may be receiving demand letters from a film studio threatening to file a lawsuit due to alleged copyright infringement. Lawyer Thomas P. Howard of Thomas P. Howard, LLC, can review the same and advise you as to the merits of the claim and, if necessary, respond to said letters on your behalf.
4. Additional Information
These lawsuits are founded upon a plaintiff’s allegation that a specific IP address was used to download copyrighted material, such as movies, TV shows or music, or used to share files through bittorrent or other file sharing programs. Based upon that allegation, the party who was assigned the IP address at the time of the download may be named in a lawsuit. Quite often the person assigned a specific IP address knows nothing regarding the download alleged. You do have options. There are legal defenses to these alleged infringements, as well as to the types of service being used. You can find a professional with experience to litigate or negotiate on your behalf. The faster you address any notice from your ISP, summons or demand letter, the better position that you will be in to make these choices. The cost of settlement or litigation will not decrease as the process proceeds. If you are uncertain what to do, talk to a professional. Thomas P. Howard is an experienced intellectual property and bittorrent movie download litigation attorney. He has been successfully handling copyright cases since 1996 for both plaintiffs and defendants, including many cases where the copyright infringement claim is based on Internet infringement claims, including alleged Internet downloads.