Erin Russell has more than a decade of complex litigation experience she brings to bear in protecting intellectual property as well as defending individuals and companies accused of infringing the creative works of others. Chicago has a prodigious and talented creative community. Disputes regarding rights to creative works do arise. The Russell Firm can advise creatives on protecting their rights and investigating unauthorized use of their creative works as well as defending those accused of infringing protected works.
BitTorrent litigation is rapidly changing and expanding across the United States. "Copyright trolls" are suing BitTorrent downloaders by the thousands, seeking cash settlements from people they believe they have tracked using BitTorrent clients to download their movies. Most of these movies underperfomed at the box office, and the owners of the rights are attempting to make up for some of that shortfall by targeting accused downloaders on the Internet. Innocent Internet users are often swept up in the trolling process. People targeted by these "copyright trolls" need help either negotiating a reasonable settlement or planning to litigate their case.
Attorney Erin Russell has vast experience in working with BitTorrent copyright infringement defendants to come to resolutions that are sensitive to their financial and privacy concerns.
Erin always charges a reasonable flat fee to settle BitTorrent copyright infringement cases. Reduced fees for senior citizens, students, veterans and active duty members of the military are always offered.
We track BitTorrent cases that are important to our clients on our blog here.
The unauthorized use of photographs, including nude and sexual photographs, on revenge porn and other shaming websites is becoming increasingly common. This is true even as state governments try to pass laws that pass constitutional muster outlawing revenge porn. If your likeness is being used in this fashion against your wishes, The Russell Firm, LLC can help.
Erin represents creative professionals, entrepreneurs and artists, including TV and film production companies, directors, talent, writers, filmmakers, visual artists, photographers and investors in the arts. She represents film producers in all aspects of filmmaking from pre-production through post-production, including intensive involvement during production to monitor and handle legal issues as they arise on set to aggressively maintain the company’s risk management and insurance programs. She also provides guidance regarding options for film financing, maintaining chain of title, and obtaining music and trademark clearances.