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Torn Pictures Production

Torn Pictures Production Ltd.


Torn Pictures Production Ltd. has filed federal copyright infringement lawsuits involving the film titled "Rise of the Krays." The film was directed by Zackary Adler and features Mark Preston, Nicola Stapleton and Simon Cotton. The film about two brothers starting the British Mafia is scheduled to be released in theaters in February 2016. We wonder if this may be part of the awards screener leaks TorrentFreak reported.  

To date, Torn Pictures Production Ltd. has only filed lawsuits in Illinois. Five multiple Doe cases were filed in Illinois in December, targeting 124 total Does. The company is represented by Attorney Michael Hierl. This attorney has previously represented a number of other copyright holders including Dallas Buyers Club LLC, Cobbler Nevada LLC and Glacier Films Inc.

Why Hire Antonelli Law?

Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is admitted to the federal trial bar in the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago as result of his extensive courtroom litigation experience.

What is required for admission to the federal trial bar? See here, here, and here. We have observed other lawyers advertising copyright defense who may never have taken a single case of any kind to trial. Lawyers not admitted to the trial bar are limited in how far they can represent you in court without supervision: click here to learn the difference We don't believe you should trust your case to advocate for settlement or a courtroom defense to a lawyer who still needs supervision.

More About the Torn Pictures Production Case


Like other BitTorrent peer-to-peer file-sharing cases, Torn Pictures Production Ltd. accuses defendants of copyright infringement by using software and the internet to obtain the film "Rise of the Krays" without paying the appropriate license fee.

Antonelli Law can help you nationwide if you have received an ISP letter informing you a subpoena for your identity was received, or if you are served with a summons or waiver of service.

For immediate advice and a free initial consultation call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli at 312-201-8310 or fill out our simple contact page or email us with a request to call you back at a time that is convenient for you. We understand the shock you may be feeling from receiving a notice of this action, and have the experience to help you deal with this in the best way possible for you. Attorney referrals accepted.

Antonelli Law is Very Experienced Defending BT Claims

Antonelli Law has represented over 1100 clients dealing with copyright trolls and satellite piracy trolls. We have gained a great deal of insight into what works and what is a waste of your time and money. We have no desire to have you spin your wheels with legal work that does not advance your defense and only racks up lawyer fees. However, we are experienced litigators and are prepared to defend clients vigorously. Either way, we will never put our interests ahead of your own.

Hiring Antonelli Law Is No More Expensive than Hiring a Local Attorney in Your State 

Antonelli Law's numerous federal court admissions, local counsel affiliations, and the nature of federal lawsuits allow us to effectively and cost-consciously represent you in your copyright infringement defense, no matter which state you live in - and no more expensively than a local attorney. 

We are able to represent you in your federal case without being more expensive or more difficult to hire than hiring a local attorney because federal courts require attorneys to file their papers electronically, and often conduct hearings by telephone. This makes frequent trips to the courthouse unnecessary. Also, we do not charge for airline flights or flying travel charges. Clients pay only for the normal travel time to the courthouse any local attorney would charge. 

Finally, we have affiliated local counsel in a number of states who have earned our trust and can appear in court on an expedited basis when necessary. We will of course be in court personally when necessary such as non-routine hearings or a trial.

An Overview of BitTorrent Copyright Infringement

To get an overview of this type of litigation and what you might expect to experience, click here for Jeffrey Antonelli's article Torrent Wars, published by the Illinois State Bar Association's Intellectual Property section.

More Information

See our motions to quash page and give us a call to speak with an attorney about filing a motion to quash the subpoena your ISP received for your account information and name. 

See our should I settle? page if you are thinking about possibly settling and give us a call. 

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Our Legal Services

We offer a reasonable Flat Fee for motions to quash, and helping you settle and remain anonymous in many cases; and reasonable fees for defending you if you are named as a defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit such as the Torn Pictures Production Ltd. lawsuit. 

Selected severe financial hardship cases are handled on a reduced or pro bono basis. We accept attorney referrals and clients for Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Florida, and other states' federal file-sharing cases. This is a swiftly changing area of law and we continually follow the latest developments. 

Antonelli Law Ltd. provides advice based on years of solid litigation experience representing consumers and businesses and concentrates in representing people accused of BitTorrent copyright infringement. You need serious legal advice for your copyright troll defense - not from a firm who can only try to negotiate a settlement but has little or no actual litigation experience. Our last complex trial involved computer firewalls, sophisticated commercial networks, and a Microsoft certified expert. We have the credentials to back up our advice and settlement postures, and the other side knows it.  

A copy of the Torn Pictures Productions Complaint can be found here and is duplicated in the following cases:

District Court of Illinois

Torn Pictures Production Ltd. v. Does 1-27 1:15-cv-11379
Torn Pictures Production Ltd. v. Does 1-31 1:15-cv-11380
Torn Pictures Production Ltd. v. Does 1-25 1:15-cv-11381
Torn Pictures Production Ltd. v. Does 1-20 1:15-cv-11382
Torn Pictures Production Ltd. v. Does 1-21 1:15-cv-11384



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