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October 22, 2010

Copyright Enforcement Group Targets 20,000+ Bittorrent Users | Copyright Infringment Lawyers

The US Copyright Group has brought copyright infringement claims against some 20,000 identified and unidentified Bittorrent users primarily for illegally distributing any of 5 different movies; Call of the Wild 3D, Uncross the Stars, Steam Experiment, Far Cry, or Gray Man. The Copyright Group has already forced a number of accused Bittorrent users to settle out of court (usually for a sum slightly under what it would cost the accused to litigate the claim, thus forcing many who are named as defendants in this action to unfairly give up their right to defend themselves in court).

If you have been made the target of the US Copyright Group’s overreaching mass lawsuit against Bittorrent users, contact a copyright infringement lawyer specializing in intellectual property issues, or call 866.936.7447.

The US Copyright Group makes the claim that;

“The effect of this technology makes every downloader also an uploader of the illegally transferred file(s)… this means that every ‘node’ or peer user who has a copy of the infringing copyrighted material on a torrent network must necessarily also be a source of download for that infringing file.”

Zeropaid noted that so far there have been five copyright infringement lawsuits filed in federal court in Washington D.C. and that already a handful of alleged infringers have settled out of court.

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March 05, 2010

Intellectual Property Law Firm | Canada Planning to Stregthen Copyright Laws

According to the author of “Canada government pledges to tighten copyright laws” published on Jurist Legal News & Research, the Canadian Government plans to strengthen its laws that govern intellectual property and copyright in order to foster economic growth and to protect the intellectual property rights of its citizens who bring innovative products to the Canadian market:

To fuel the ingenuity of Canada's best and brightest and bring innovative products to market, our Government will build on the unprecedented investments in Canada's Economic Action Plan by bolstering its Science and Technology Strategy. It will launch a digital economy strategy to drive the adoption of new technology across the economy. To encourage new ideas and protect the rights of Canadians whose research, development and artistic creativity contribute to Canada's prosperity, our Government will also strengthen laws governing intellectual property and copyright.

Back in May, Canada was placed on the Priority Watch List by the Office of US Trade Representative (USTR) for not having adequate intellectual property rights in place, stating that Canada failed to deliver on its commitment of implementing key copyright reforms.  The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) stated back in 2008 that Canada was one of the worst violator of IP rights, alongside Russia and China. 

Related Articles:

US Trade Office adds Canada to list of countries with "inadequate' IP protections.

2009 Special 301 Report

US copyright group says Canada joining China, Russia as top violator

August 21, 2009

A Copyright Lawyer Knows When It's Best to Avoid Litigation

As ironic as it may sound, a trial lawyer versed in copyright law may be the exact representation needed in order to avoid copyright litigation.  The fact of the matter is that if you are looking to enforce your copyright, there may be alternatives to doing so short of litigation.  Inherent in these opportunities are benefits that may include cost savings, avoidance of risk, and other perks.  Likewise, should you be threatened with a lawsuit, a copyright lawyer may be able to identify the defenses necessary early on to avoid copyright litigation.  Moreover, if you have already been named a defendant in a copyright lawsuit, a trial attorney with particular knowledge of copyright law may be able to shorten the litigation, identify possible exit strategies, or ultimately provide the ability to resolve the litigation in your favor.

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October 01, 2008

Copyright Infringement, Internet Defamation and On-Line Privacy Attorneys

MarkClark_small"Traverse Legal's attorneys know first hand how on-line defamation, internet privacy and copyright infringement issues have become more complex in cyberspace.  There are very few firms that can match our ability to identify and monitor on-line content. We understand the Internet and the technology which drives it.  Because we are a boutique litigation law firm, we know how to strategically and efficiently accomplish our client's goals. "

If you have a on-line defamation, privacy or copyright infringement issue you may contact one of our attorneys today for a consultation at l 866.936.7447 (International Toll Free).

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