June 11, 2010 | By Eva Galperin

EFF Launches Subpoena Defense List to Help Targets of Movie-Downloading Lawsuits

We've heard from many people who have been distressed to learn that their identity is being sought by the US Copyright Group, which purportedly represents various independent filmmakers, for allegedly having downloaded a movie such as "Far Cry" over BitTorrent. These people may want to contact an attorney in their state or Washington D.C. to discuss their individual circumstances and to decide how to proceed. EFF cannot advise each of these defendants, but we have assembled a list of attorneys who are willing to help advise and possibly represent subpoena targets.

The attorneys on the Subpoena Defense list are not affiliated with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and by offering their names, EFF does not intend to endorse their services. Fees are negotiable on a case by case basis. Attorneys who are interested in adding their names to the Subpoena Defense list should contact Rebecca Reagan at rsreagan@eff.org with their full names, the email address that they would prefer to see listed, and the states in which they are licensed to practice law.


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