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The Thompsons Film, LLC

The Thompsons Film, LLC 

The Thompsons Film, LLC has filed several BitTorrent copyright infringement lawsuits in the Northern District of Illinois federal court involving the film "The Thompsons" (IMBD link) directed by Mitchell Altieri and starring Cory Knauf, Samuel Child, and Mackenzie Firgens. 

A copy of the Complaint is found here and is replicated in the following cases:

The Thompsons Film, LLC v Does   1-21   13-cv-02365
The Thompsons Film, LLC v Does   1-19   13-cv-02367
The Thompsons Film, LLC v. DOES 1-68   13-cv-02371

Like other BitTorrent peer-to-peer file-sharing cases, The Thompsons Film, LLC accuses defendants of copyright infringement by using software and the internet to obtain the film "The Thompsons" without paying the appropriate license fee. The blog Die Troll Die has an interesting article (click here) on the technical issues of file hashes, swarms, and joinder in regard to this film's lawsuit. The Thompsons Film, LLC is represented by Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. attorneys Michael Hierl and Todd Parkhurst

For immediate advice and a free initial consultation call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli at 312-201-8310 or fill out our simple contact page for email inquires or a request to call you back at a time that is convenient for you. We understand the shock you may be feeling from receiving a notice of this action, and have the experience to help you deal with this in the best way possible for you.

See our motions to quash page and give us a call to speak with an attorney about filing a motion to quash the subpoena your ISP received for your account information and name.

See our should I settle? page if you are thinking about possibly settling and give us a call. 

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Call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli for a free initial consultation at 312-201-8310 or email him at 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.

We offer a reasonable Flat Fee for helping you settle and remain anonymous in many cases; and reasonable fees for motions to quash and for defending you if you are named as a defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit. We gladly accept referrals from other attorneys and accept clients for Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, and other states' federal courts on pro hac vice application around the country.

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