Federal Copyright Infringement Defense & Bit-Torrent Downloading
Have you received a letter from your internet provided stating that your IP address is the subject of a federal subpoena in a copyright case? Odds are, you are about to be sucked into a federal copyright infringement class action focusing on the use of torrent downloading sites, your computer, and your IP.
As you know these peer-to-peer networks seem to provide free access to media of all kinds including music, movies, tv shows, basically anything you can imagine. However, many of these materials are copyrighted, and downloading these materials is not without strings attached. As you may now suspect, bit-torrents are far from anonymous. It is possible for others to see what you download, and when you download. With a lack of anonymity comes the possibility of a lawsuit, from our experiences, suits commonly surround copyrighted TV shows, Mixed Martial Arts Fights, and Pornographic Materials. All of which are created as a source of money generation for the Copyright producers, and not surprising these copyright holders aren’t happy to have their copyrights stolen.
For quick, responsive representation concerning these sensitive matters, call us at (248) 398-7100 or contact us with a private message. We are experienced Michigan attorneys with offices in Troy and Lake Orion, MI.
If you find yourself at the onset of a copyright infringement matter, it is very serious, and this civil litigation can quickly become criminal. You may be subject to significant fines, attorneys fees, damages, potential jail time, as well as joint and several liability with other co-conspirators, which could leave you liable for more than your fair share of damages if others payments are not forthcoming.
Let us help you negotiate, private, discrete civil settlements of these matters, just as in debt collection cases. Let us help keep you anonymous and off the prosecutors’ radars. To retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC, and for assistance in these matters call us at (248) 398-7100 or contact us with a private message. We are experienced Michigan attorneys with offices in Troy and Lake Orion, MI.