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Attorney Erin Russell represents defendants in BitTorrent downloader cases filed by copyright trolls nationwide. You can read about pending cases on this blog. Contact Erin for a free consultation if you have been targeted in a BitTorrent download case and received an ISP notice, settlement demand letter, or have been served a summons.

Criminal Productions Seeks To Punish BitTorrent Users in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois and WAshington

Criminal Productions, Inc. filed numerous BitTorrent copyright infringement cases in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, and Washington in May, June and July of 2016. Internet subscribers have now begun receiving notices that the attorneys for Criminal are seeking their personal information to advance their case against them. We currently represent a number of people who received letters from their internet providers on these cases. 

Criminal Productions is suing for BitTorrent downloads and distribution of the movie "Criminal", starring Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan Reynolds and Gary Oldman. If you received a letter from your cable company about a subpoena for your information in this lawsuit, the attorneys for the film are claiming that their experts caught you downloading and distributing the movie using a BitTorrent client. They are asking your internet provider to give them your name and address so they can contact you directly and ultimately, if you don't settle, name you publicly in the lawsuit. 

Many of our clients are confused by the notice because they did not download any movies. Some are just nervous. Either way, the best and smartest thing EVERY defendant in these cases can do is to consult an attorney. This is a federal lawsuit, and whether a defendant downloaded the film or not, action must be taken to avoid having the court enter a default judgment against the defendant. A default is ALWAYS more expensive and riskier than simply addressing the case as early as you can. Acting early always saves money, time and effort.  

Copyright infringement litigation can be expensive and risky, but if you are innocent it can be worthwhile. In some instances a settlement is a wiser use of a defendant's money. Attorney Erin Russell is one of the most experienced BitTorrent defense attorneys in the country. She provides free phone consultations seven days per week at 312-994-2424. Erin can talk to you about your individual circumstances (whether you or someone you're responsible for did it) and help you to understand your potential exposure. She represents hundreds of accused downloaders every year and will apply her experience and knowledge to present you with your best options.

Receiving a notice about a case like the Criminal cases can be intimidating, but our clients consistently tell us that they felt much more calm and in control after their consultation with Erin. We charge a very reasonable flat fee for single download cases like the Criminal cases. 

The following Criminal cases are currently pending:

Arizona:

Criminal Productions, Incorporated v. Unknown Parties - 2:2016-cv-01526

Colorado:

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Doe 1, et al. - 1:2016-cv-01761

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Doe 1, et al. - 1:2016-cv-01649

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Doe 1, et al. - 1:2016-cv-01589

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Doe 1, et al. - 1:2016-cv-01724

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Doe 1, et al. - 1:2016-cv-01575

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Doe 1, et al. - 1:2016-cv-01698

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Doe 1, et al. - 1:2016-cv-01688

Illinois:

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-19 - 1:16-cv-05507

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-12 - 1:16-cv-05505

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-17 - 1:16-cv-05509

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-24 - 1:16-cv-05503

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-11 - 1:16-cv-05513

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-18 - 1:16-cv-05500

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-17 - 1:16-cv-05511

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-27 - 1:16-cv-05504

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-15 - 1:16-cv-05501

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-28 - 1:16-cv-05515 

Washington:

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1 et al. - 2:2016-cv-00860

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1 et al. - 2:2016-cv-01016

Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1 et al. - 2:2016-cv-00729