BitTorrent Protocol Defense (“Copyright Troll” Lawsuits)
In the last couple of years, there has been a tremendous increase in Copyright infringement lawsuits brought by Entertainment Companies, which suits are based on illegally downloading online material via Peer to Peer (P2P) file sharing–more specifically known as P2P BitTorrent Protocol. These lawsuits are typically unique litigation campaigns intended to coerce quick settlement agreements from hundreds of thousands of John Doe Defendants, and stem from a lucrative business model based on a pure shake down alleged BitTorrent users.
Sparkman + Foote LLP has attorneys who are both locally and nationally recognized for Copyright defense in BitTorrent Protocol lawsuits. These lawsuits take specific understanding of intellectual property law, procedural law, case law, the specific parties involved, and the business model and different tactics underpinning these types of lawsuits. Additionally, the litigation strategies and law surrounding BitTorrent Protocol lawsuits is quickly evolving, and often changing. Our attorneys keep abreast of current changes in the law, have significant experience fighting these lawsuits, and are here to both educate and defend our clients’ rights.