…I’ve been hearing through the grapevine that the Hurt Locker copyright prosecution team has begun their next wave of lawsuits. Internet users will be shortly receiving a subpoena from their attorneys accusing them of downloading this movie.
Nothing to do yet, at this point, the prosecution only wants your information so that they can contact you to elicit a settlement to deprive you of your hard-earned cash without a trial. Again remember — they haven’t named you in their lawsuit, nor is the settlement they are proposing a settlement to a lawsuit they have filed against you. They are trying to circumvent that step in the legal process and skip to where you pay them to go away. Has anyone heard another term for this sort of activity? It starts with an e.
Through the Cashman Law Firm, PLLC, we are telling these thugs to back off and to follow the law. We are also sending letters to various political operatives attempting to get them to change the law with regard to the way it is being applied (or misused) to charge users of committing crimes without filing suit in a court of law. There is no such thing as an extrajudicial hearing, and the concept of “innocent until proven guilty” has not changed.
Regardless of whether you obtain an attorney to defend your copyright infringement case (and there are MANY reasons for doing so), remember that the burden of proof is on them to prove their case before you bring one iota of evidence. At this point, some unrepresented parties are answering their questions and giving them forensic data to their computer and their hard drives to prove they are not guilty of that particular crime. Forensic computer experts have caught the scent of this game as well and have started up’ing their prices.
Again, at this point, they have only contacted your ISP asking for your information. While it is to your benefit to hire an attorney so that you are not “low hanging fruit,” so to speak, remember that there is nothing to defend against and provide evidence for because YOU HAVE NOT BEEN NAMED AS A DEFENDANT AND THUS YOU HAVE NOT YET BEEN SUED.