ISP Subpoena & Copyright Defense, BitTorrent lawsuits, Retain Antonelli Law
Our high level of service sets us apart. If you
need to speak with an attorney about receiving an ISP notice or summons
about a BitTorrent copyright lawsuit, call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli for a free initial
consultation at 312-201-8310 or use our TorrentDefenders contact form or email us for an immediate reply to get started.
We appreciate the confidence other attorneys have shown referring their clients to our firm for this niche area. We are available to attorneys around the country for co-counsel assistance.
An Overview of BitTorrent Copyright Infringment
"Copyright trolls" are law firms or individual lawyers who adopted a lucrative scheme to profit from copyright infringement allegations through what many call extortion. Copyright trolls represent holders of copyrights on movies (mostly pornography), software, and electronic books. We have represented many people targeted by these firms and know what you are going through.
To get an overview of this type of litigation and what you might expect to experience, click here for Jeffrey Antonelli's article Torrent Wars: Copyright trolls, legitimate IP rights, and the need for new rules vetting evidence and to amend the Copyright Act published by the Illinois State Bar Association's Intellectual Property section, October 2013.
Our Legal Services
We offer a reasonable Flat Fee for motions to quash, helping you settle and remain anonymous in many cases; and reasonable fees for defending you if you are named as a defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Selected severe financial hardship cases are handled on a reduced or pro bono basis. Attorney Antonelli has more than a decade of solid litigation experience in a broad range of commercial litigation as plaintiff and defendant, and every attorney at Antonelli Law is admitted to federal court.
In addition to being highly experienced in BitTorrent defense litigation and complex litigation in general, the attorneys of Antonelli Law are remarkable human beings with compassion, honesty, and integrity in their very fabric and give exemplary attention to our clients. We hope these qualities are as helpful to you in your case as our legal expertise. At the time your BitTorrent matter is resolved, we hope you will confidently feel we did the best possible job for you. Many client return to us for other legal issues in the future, and a number of left positive reviews on Yelp, Avvo, and blogs focused on this area of law.
We have years of solid litigation experience representing consumers and businesses and concentrates in representing people accused of BitTorrent copyright infringement. Our last complex trial involved computer firewalls, sophisticated commercial networks, and a Microsoft certified expert. in short, Antonelli Law provides serious legal advice for your copyright troll defense.
Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is admitted to the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of Illinois, and all the federal courts of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. When a case calls from other states than these, we apply for pro hac vice admission and have been so admitted a number of times.
If you are comparing lawyers, ask if they are admitted to the federal trial bar, and ask if they are admitted to the federal district your court case is in - or if they ever had an actual case in that court. Do they answer all of your questions? We have those credentials and more to back up our advice and settlement postures and the other side knows it. We have the experience to deal with unexpected problems. They may not.
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For case specific information, click on the Plaintiff below:
Visit our Motion to Quash page for important details.
We do file motions to quash and believe they can work. But answering the question "Is it worth it?" turns out to be a little complicated. We won't just "fire you up" to file one without thoroughly explaining what motions to quash can and cannot do. We will honestly advise you so you can make up your mind what to do.
Should I Settle?
Visit our Should I Settle page for important details.
Be sure you have enough facts to believe you are reasonably informed before you make your decision. For you, a settlement buys you peace of mind and, if you settle through an attorney, the ability to settle and make payment anonymously. But it also ensures the plaintiff a profit. Again, we want our clients to be sure they have the facts they need to make an informed decision: to settle, to fight, or to do nothing and wait.
Can I Just Do Nothing and Wait?
Yes. You can also do nothing and wait. I have often described this phase as a game of chicken (a horrible game in real life) where you either don't spend a dime because the case goes away (or they don't get to sue you for some reason), or if they do sue you it will cost you more for defending it, to settle the case, or both. You should reflect on how you feel about these outcomes since nobody is in your shoes but you.
The probability of actually being sued and served with a lawsuit varies considerably from plaintiff to plaintiff. Our experience with these cases across the country helps us to advise you on changes in plaintiffs' behavior in this regard.
Call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli for a free initial consultation at 312-201-8310 or email him at Jeffrey@Antonelli-Law.com. This is a swiftly changing area of law and we continually follow the latest developments. Comparing lawyers? We're no johnny-come-lately to tech law. Our last complex trial involved computer firewalls, sophisticated commercial networks, and a Microsoft certified expert.
Many people are receiving notices from their ISP (Internet Service Provider) informing them a subpoena was received demanding their name and address. If you do nothing, the ISP will release your name and address to the plaintiff's attorneys on the date indicated in the notice. People are also receiving Summons in the mail requesting waiver of service of process. Call us for a free initial consultation if you receive either of these.
Digital RightsCorp (Rightscorp, Inc.)
Digital RightsCorp (Rightscorp, Inc.) is sending what may be an unprecedented number of DMCA notices to individuals through their ISP, demanding settlement of copyright violations in the amount of $20 per work. These notices are sent via email to the household's ISP subscriber in an email that begins "Unauthorized use of Copyrights Owned Exclusively by...Your ISP has forwarded you this notice. This is not spam. "
If you prefer to settle these claims anonymously through an attorney, or have a very large number of Digital RightsCorp alleged copyright infringement claims and want legal counsel and negotiation assistance, call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli for a free initial consultation at 312-201-8310 or email him at Jeffrey@Antonelli-Law.com.
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