Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Copyright Troll Cases Come To Seattle

I mentioned before that the copyright troll cases have arrived in Seattle. Until recently, we had been fairly well isolated from all the craziness. But all good things must end; and end they have.

I've been getting quite a few calls about the latest cases filed by R&D Film 1 and Zembezia Film. All of these cases have been filed by the same local plaintiff's lawyer, Richard Symmes. He earlier filed a ton of cases on behalf of a plaintiff named "Kintop Pictures" which were all promptly dismissed before anything substantive even happened. But Mr. Symmes is back, with a vengeance. Below is a list of several of the filings that have been made just in the last couple of months. It's official; the plague is here.

If you have gotten a letter from your ISP regarding a copyright case filed by either R&D Film or Zembezia in Seattle, I would recommend that you get in touch with me. I have several of these cases right now, and I am attempting to pull together a united defense to simplify and minimize the cost.

A listing of most of the cases that have been filed here in the last few months:
2:12-cv-02159 Kintop Pictures v. Does 1-26 filed 12/12/12 closed 01/01/13
2:12-cv-02161 Kintop Pictures v. Does 1-37 filed 12/12/12 closed 01/02/13
2:12-cv-02162 Kintop Pictures v. Does 1-78 filed 12/12/12 closed 01/01/13
2:12-cv-02163 Kintop Pictures v. Does 1-40 filed 12/12/12 closed 01/02/13
2:12-cv-02164 Kintop Pictures v. Does 1-79 filed 12/12/12 closed 01/01/13
2:12-cv-02165 Kintop Pictures v. Does 1-70 filed 12/12/12 closed 01/01/13
2:13-cv-00007 Canal Street Films, Inc. v. Does 1-104 filed 01/03/13
2:13-cv-00050 R & D Film 1, LLC v. Does 1-46 filed 01/08/13
2:13-cv-00051 R & D Film 1, LLC v. Does 1-45 filed 01/08/13
2:13-cv-00052 R & D Film 1, LLC v. Does 1-41 filed 01/08/13
2:13-cv-00053 R & D Film 1 LLC v. Does 1-22 filed 01/08/13
2:13-cv-00054 R & D Film 1 LLC v. Does 1-51 filed 01/08/13
2:13-cv-00055 R & D Film 1 LLC v. Does 1-50 filed 01/08/13
2:13-cv-00056 R & D Film 1 LLC v. Does 1-44 filed 01/08/13
2:13-cv-00057 R & D Film 1 LLC v. Does 1-16 filed 01/08/13
2:13-cv-00063 Flypaper Distribution, LLC v. Does 1-19 filed 01/09/13
2:13-cv-00194 Private Lenders Group, Inc. v. Does 1-59 filed 01/31/13
2:13-cv-00228 D3 Productions, LLC v. Does filed 02/08/13
2:13-cv-00255 Riding Films, Inc. v. Does 1-35 filed 02/12/13
2:13-cv-00256 Riding Films, Inc. v. Does 1-12 filed 02/12/13
2:13-cv-00277 Riding Films Inc v. Does 1-44 filed 02/13/13
2:13-cv-00278 Riding Films Inc v. Does 1-44 filed 02/13/13
2:13-cv-00287 Riding Films Inc v. Does 1-65 filed 02/14/13
2:13-cv-00288 Riding Films Inc v. Does 1-65 filed 02/14/13
2:13-cv-00289 Riding Films Inc v. Does 1-64 filed 02/14/13
2:13-cv-00307 Zembezia Film (Pty.) Ltd. v. Does 1-47 filed 02/18/13
2:13-cv-00308 Zembezia Film (Pty.) Ltd. v. Does 1-66 filed 02/18/13
2:13-cv-00309 Zembezia Film (Pty) Ltd v. Does 1-66 filed 02/18/13
2:13-cv-00310 Zembezia Film (Pty.) Ltd. v. Does 1-66 filed 02/18/13
2:13-cv-00311 Zembezia Film (Pty.) Ltd. v. Does 1-66 filed 02/18/13
2:13-cv-00312 Zembezia Film (Pty.) Ltd. v. Does 1-70 filed 02/18/13
2:13-cv-00313 Zembezia Film (Pty) Ltd v. Does 1-48 filed 02/18/13
2:13-cv-00314 Zembezia Film (Pty.) Ltd. v. Does 1-58 filed 02/18/13
2:13-cv-00315 Zembezia Film (Pty) Ltd v. Does 1-51 filed 02/18/13
2:13-cv-00316 Zembezia Film (Pty) Ltd v. Does 1-51 filed 02/18/13
2:13-cv-00317 Zembezia Film (Pty) Ltd v. Does 1-18 filed 02/18/13
2:13-cv-00318 Zembezia Film (Pty) Ltd v. Does 1-57 filed 02/18/13
2:13-cv-00319 Zembezia Film (Pty) Ltd v. Does 1-47 filed 02/18/13
2:13-cv-00328 The Ledge Distribution, LLC v. Does 1-43 filed 02/20/13
2:13-cv-00329 The Ledge Distribution, LLC v. Does 1-44 filed 02/20/13
2:13-cv-00330 The Ledge Distribution, LLC v. Does 1-71 filed 02/20/13
2:13-cv-00455 Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Does 1-18 filed 03/13/13
2:13-cv-00456 Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Does 1-78 filed 03/13/13
2:13-cv-00457 Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Does 1-78 filed 03/13/13
2:13-cv-00458 Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Does 1-22 filed 03/13/13
2:13-cv-00459 Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Does 1-40 filed 03/13/13
2:13-cv-00460 Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Does 1-52 filed 03/13/13
2:13-cv-00461 Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Does 1-78 filed 03/13/13
2:13-cv-00462 Voltage Pictures, LLC v. Does 1-18 filed 03/13/13
2:13-cv-00507 Elf-Man, LLC v. Does 1-152 filed 03/20/13