Pennsylvania Internet Users Sued by Criminal Productions Inc for Movie Downloads – Information and Help From Antonelli Law


Criminal Productions Inc. is suing internet users alleging they used BitTorrent to illegally download the movie “Criminal” starring Kevin Costner and Ryan Reynolds. 5 internet users were sued between February 15th. Previously, the movie company filed a similar lawsuit against 5 internet users in 2016.

Who is Criminal Productions Inc?

Criminal Productions Inc. purports to owns the copyright to the move “Criminal” starring Kevin Costner and Ryan Reynolds. The company has filed lawsuits around the country alleging internet users ran BitTorrent file-sharing technology to illegally obtain and share its copyrighted movie for free. Significant questions have arisen regarding the methods the company’s agents employ in order to obtain the IP addresses of the lawsuits’ defendants.

I Received a Letter from My Internet Company and a Subpoena Copy – What Do I Do?

If you receive a letter or email  from your internet company such as Frontier Communications, AT&T, Verizon, or Comcast and a copy of a subpoena, this is your first notice you have become the target of a lawsuit. The best thing to do first is don’t panic. Call a lawyer experienced with movie-sharing lawsuits, including experience fighting Criminal Productions Inc. If you wish to settle anonymously through an attorney, now is the only time to do so.

Speak with a Lawyer Experienced With Criminal Productions Inc. Lawsuits

Antonelli Law has represented nearly 2,000 clients accused of movie downloading copyright infringement claims. There is no law firm in the country more experienced in this niche practice area than Antonelli Law.

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 of summons. 

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

 Call us nationwide at 312-201-8310 for a free consultation or use the contact form below to obtain our help.


Attorney Leslie Farber is Antonelli Law’s local counsel for  Pennsylvania.

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Antonelli Law is Very Good at Helping Its Clients Facing Criminal Productions Inc. Lawsuits

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: anonymous settlement, or prepare to fight back.

Call for a free consultation nationwide at 312-201-8310 and learn:

  • Learn about what the notice means.
  • Do you want to quickly and anonymously make this go away by resolving the lawsuit by settling?
  • Or do you want to prepare to fight the lawsuit?
  • Should you file a motion to quash the subpoena?
  • Ask every question that concerns you.

Remember, don’t panic. Learn the facts and your legal options by speaking for free to an Antonelli Law attorney confidentially.

Federal Court Allows Antonelli Law to Represent You Effectively Without Being More Expensive Than a Qualified Local Law Firm

BitTorrent copyright lawsuits are only filed in federal court.

Antonelli Law is more efficient than the traditional copyright lawyers you might find locally who must first learn the unique cases applicable to BitTorrent copyright defense (and likely charge you for their time do to so), as well as learn the technology and ins and outs of practicing in this niche practice area.

Hiring Antonelli Law not only means you get zealous representation looking out for you. Hiring Antonelli Law means you don’t have to pay a local law firm to “catch up” on what BitTorrent technology is, the years of federal court cases around the country that apply to BitTorrent copyright infringement claims, nor the typical litigation strategies and technical attestations in a Criminal Productions Inc lawsuit.

Finally, federal courts require attorneys to file their papers electronically, and often conduct hearings by telephone. This makes frequent trips to the courthouse unnecessary. When they are, we’ll be there.

Here is a list of cases filed by Criminal Productions Inc. in the District of Pennsylvania:

CRIMINAL PRODUCTIONS, INC. v Does 1-5 2:2017-cv-00706

CRIMINAL PRODUCTIONS, INC. v Does 1-5 2:2016-cv-04467

Criminal productions Inc. is represented in Pennsylvania  by attorney  Lee Herman

Our clients say Antonelli Law is very good at:

  • Reducing your anxiety about the problem
  • Giving clear information to help you decide what to do
  • Responsive and accessible via phone and email
  • Tenacious and effective lawyers in lawsuit litigation

Our attorneys and local counsel are admitted to the district courts nearly everywhere Malibu Media LLC  lawsuits are filed from coast to coast. We are able to represent you in your federal case without being more expensive or more difficult to hire than hiring a local law firm in part because federal courts require attorneys to file their papers electronically, and often conduct hearings by telephone. This makes frequent trips to the courthouse unnecessary. We can also defend you and help protect your anonymity in a Malibu Media LLC lawsuit if circumstances allow.

Some of our attorneys are listed below. We represent clients in Hawaii, California, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.

Attorneys: Don’t risk malpractice in a copyright lawsuit where the  loser pays statutory and attorneys fees.  If you usually handle divorce, real estate, or other non-IP matters these cases are not for you. We accept attorney referrals and are very experienced in this specialized litigation.

Who Are Our Local Counsel?
Mark Del Bianco  Jurisdictions: Maryland, Washington DC
Leslie Farber  Jurisdictions: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Leslie Farber – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia
Byron L. Ames  Jurisdictions: Nevada & Utah
Byron L Ames Nevada & Utah local counsel BitTorrent Copyright Defense for Antonelli Law
Byron L Ames Nevada & Utah local counsel BitTorrent Copyright Defense for Antonelli Law
Tristan C. Robinson Jurisdiction: Texas
Southern District of Texas
Jeffrey Antonelli  Jurisdictions: Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Michigan, Wisconsin, and others through pro hac vice

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