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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 at 312-994-2424 or erin@russellfirmchicago.com 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.

UN4 Productions Strikes Colorado, Indiana, Hawaii, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania And Texas With BitTorrent Copyright Trolling Lawsuits

UN4 Productions has filed 35 lawsuits in 9 states across the country alleging copyright infringement by BitTorrent movie app and website users. They are alleging that people illegally accessed the movie "Boyka: Undisputed 4". Boyka is a mixed martial arts movie that came out in April of 2017. The filing of these films is known as copyright trolling and though some courts have frowned on the filing of such lawsuits, many across the country allow them to proceed. If you received a notice from your internet service provider about one of these lawsuits, you can call me any time, 7 days per week at 312-994-2424 for a free legal consultation. It can be very soothing and empowering to know your rights, your options and the potential outcomes as soon as you are notified of a lawsuit. It allows you to proceed on your own terms being fully informed of the process and the potential implications, legally and financially. 

Copyright trolling lawsuits follow a predictable pattern. The lawsuit is filed along with a list of IP addresses the plaintiff claims were caught sending out pieces of the film. The attorneys then as the court for permission to send a subpoena to the internet service provider for each IP address to learn the name, address and contact information for the subscriber attached to each IP address. Cable providers are required by law to notify subscribers if they receive such a subpoena, so the next thing that occurs is the cable company sending a letter with a copy of the subpoena warning the subscriber that someone is seeking their information, and usually recommending that the subscriber contact a lawyer. That's where I come in. 

I represent people who are sued in BitTorrent copyright infringement trolling lawsuits. The law requires that the subscriber be given 30 days' notice to object to the subpoena if they think they have legal grounds to do so. In many jurisdictions what that means in practice is that you have 30 days to settle your case, if that is what you want to do, without the plaintiff learning your name. You can settle anonymously. Many of my clients want to settle without their information being released, and I am able to facilitate that. 

Once your name is released, you will receive a demand letter from the attorney for the movie. It will have a bunch of legal threats and ask for a large sum of money. That number can be negotiated to something that is reasonable and that you are able to pay. That's what I do. I negotiate settlements for people who wish to settle, but cannot afford to settle for the number demanded by the plaintiff. 

If you choose to litigate your case, I can help you do that as well. I have 13 years of litigation experience and have successfully litigated BitTorrent cases. Whether you settle or litigate is entirely up to you. But I always strongly advise that people contact an actual litigator of these claims, not a settlement mill, to discuss their options. 

Call me, Erin Russell, at 312-994-2424 for a free consultation. I would be happy to talk with you about your legal options and to help you settle your case if you so desire, or to litigate if you prefer. 

UN4 filed the following cases in 2017:

Colorado:

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-01253

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-01299

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-01419

Hawaii:

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-00282

Indiana:

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-00228

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-01710

North Carolina:

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 5:2017-cv-00232

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 5:2017-cv-00238

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 7:2017-cv-00109

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 5:2017-cv-00278

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 5:2017-cv-00286

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-00444

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-00453

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-00455

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-00502

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-00528

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 3:2017-cv-00282

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 3:2017-cv-00284

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 3:2017-cv-00295

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 3:2017-cv-00297

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 3:2017-cv-00315

New York:

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-03278

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-03698

Ohio:

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 5:2017-cv-01185

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 3:2017-cv-01190

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 1:2017-cv-00388

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 2:2017-cv-00492

Oregon:

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 3:2017-cv-00721

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 3:2017-cv-00722

Pennsylvania:

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 2:2017-cv-02481

Texas:

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 4:2017-cv-01685

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 4:2017-cv-01788

Washington:

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 2:2017-cv-00785

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 2:2017-cv-00786

UN4 Productions v. Does -- 2:2017-cv-00892