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"John Doe" Copyright Suits' No. 1 Target Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, quoting attorney Jeffrey Antonelli

Torrent Wars: Copyright trolls, legitimate IP rights, and the need for new rules vetting evidence and to amend the Copyright Act by Jeffrey J. Antonelli, published by the Illinois State Bar Association's Intellectual Property section, October 2013.

BitTorrent Copyright Trolling: A Pragmatic Proposal for a Systemic Problem

Academic article from University of Birmingham, UK. The article discusses "whether the information gathered by monitoring agencies is accurate and conclusive (what information is really collected?) [and] investigates how users can defend themselves against monitoring."

The Unbearable Lightness of Monitoring:Direct Monitoring in BitTorrent

Mich Law Review   Academic article arguing for a short definition of "swarm"

86 S. CAL. L. REV. 
Academic article on copyright trolling

Copyright Law, Title 17 of U.S.C.

Copyright Rules, Title 37 C.F.R


Mother Jones- February 2014

Why Its Getting Harder to Sue Illegal Movie Downloaders

Forbes - October 2012

Forbes interviews perhaps the most prolific "copyright troll" lawyer John Steele

CBS Sacramento - June 2012

In the past few years, tens of thousands have been accused of illegally downloading racy or pornographic movies online, a privacy group tells CBS13. Many of those people didn’t do it but are being shamed into paying up anyway, the group tells CBS13.

IT World - May 2012

Federal judge says geolocation systems used to identify the building assigned an IP address are so imprecise there's a 20 percent to 50 percent chance the accused doesn't even live in jurisdiction their accusers claim they occupy

US News & World Report - January 2012

So-called 'copyright trolls' are pulling internet data on movie downloads to sue for thousands in damages.

ISP Subpoena & Copyright Defense, BitTorrent lawsuits, Retain Antonelli Law

Call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli for a free initial consultation at 312-201-8310 or email him at This is a swiftly changing area of law and we continually follow the latest developments.  Comparing lawyers? We're no johnny-come-lately to tech law. Our last complex trial involved computer firewalls,  sophisticated commercial networks, and a Microsoft certified expert.

Many people are receiving notices from their ISP (Internet Service Provider) informing them a subpoena was received demanding their name and address. If you do nothing, the ISP will release your name and address to the plaintiff's attorneys on the date indicated in the notice. People are also receiving Summons in the mail requesting waiver of service of process. Call us for a free initial consultation if you receive either of these.

We offer a reasonable Flat Fee for helping you settle and remain anonymous in many cases; and reasonable fees for motions to quash and for defending you if you are named as a defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit. We gladly accept referrals from other attorneys and accept clients for Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, and other states' federal courts on pro hac vice application around the country.

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