Copyright Law

Adult Content Producers File Mass Tort Against Alleged Downloaders


Another lawyer has waded into the mass tort fray over alleged illegal downloading of copyrighted material.

Attorney John Steele of Chicago is representing three adult content producers in separate federal court claims against hundreds of unidentified “John Doe” individuals accused of using BitTorrent to pirate material created by the plaintiffs, Hard Drive Productions Inc., Lightspeed Media, and Millennium TGA, according to Information Week.

Steele is the operator of the Media Copyright Group, which makes a practice of pursuing such cases, says the Hollywood Reporter. Its article provides a link to the suit (PDF) Steele filed on behalf of Hard Drive Productions.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Music Downloader Appeals $67.5K Award, Calls It ‘Equally as Insane’ as Earlier $675K Verdict”

ABAJournal.com: “Law Firm Poised to Bank Millions on Peer-to-Peer Prosecution”

ABAJournal.com: “ISP Not Liable for Customers’ Illegally Downloaded Movies, Court Rules”

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