Please note that since Steve joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in February 2013, Rational Law is not actively soliciting new clients in bittorrent copyright infringement cases.
Rational Law LLC has represented both anonymous and identified targets in several bittorrent copyright infringement cases that have been filed in various courts around the United States. If you have received a notice from your ISP that you are targeted for identification in one of these cases, you are not alone.
Beginning in the spring of 2010, a law firm in Washington DC launched a series of copyright infringement lawsuits against thousands of internet subscribers. The suits were based on lists of IP addresses collected from Bittorrent P2P swarms.
Many of the more recent suits focus on P2P sharing of explicit adult films.
All of these cases seem to have one thing in common- the plaintiffs initial demand for settlements generally hold out statutory damages as a worst-case scenario and then offer to let the target off the hook for a mere few thousand dollars. When the case involves an adult film, the incentive for a target to settle out is only increased.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has more information about this type of litigation. If you have been notified that you are a target in one of these cases, you may want to consult with an attorney. The EFF maintains a list of interested attorneys, organized by state.