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I didn’t download your darn movies – what to do when this happens to you

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Torrent Illegal Movie Download Defenses – I didn't do it!!


This is a situation that comes up in about 10% or so of our cases.  This is what I call the “I didn't do the downloading” defense.  Sometimes parents may not know their kids are downloading software, music, videos or other creative copyrighted content through torrent protocal.  They may not know their wifi is unsecured or that their neighbors or house guests may be the perpetrators of illegal file sharing of movie productions such as Strike 3 Holdings (Blacked, Vixen, and Tushy) or Malibu Media (X Art) for example.  In these cases, we need to closely examine the facts and consider the Top 5 issues and concerns.

Attorney Steve® Top 5 Issues and Concerns when you DID NOT download anyones copyrighted content

  1. Call a lawyer to outline your position in writing (setup a bad faith copyright infringement case).  This may allow you to seek YOUR attorney fees if the Plaintiff decides to move forward with the copyright infringement lawsuit
  2. Are you willing to sign a declaration under penalty of perjury?
  3. Are you willing to say who the downloader was?
  4. Are you willing to have your deposition taken?
  5. Are you willing to allow or submit to a Forensic investigation of your computers and laptops?

These are the Top 5 things you should be thinking about if you are accused of illegal file sharing of movies, software, pornography, cartons, photographs or other content on the internet (torrents). We can discuss these with you when you call us for your free initial consultation.

Contact an Internet Piracy Law Firm

We can help review the lawsuit and discuss your options if you are faced with a torrent P2P file sharing lawsuit.  We have helped many companies and individuals who are facing copyright infringement allegations in the United States.  In most cases we can structure a low flat rate legal fee.  Call (877) 276-5084.  In this are of law there is NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE and we have plenty!!   If you received a subpoena notice from your ISP, do what smart business people often do “Lawyer Up.”


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Steve Vondran

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