A new BitTorrent lawsuit involving the award-winning Dallas Buyers Club film was filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court in Colorado. The complaint sets forth now-standard allegations of copyright infringement via BitTorrent usage against 20 anonymous “Doe” parties. Unlike the Marion County, Oregon state court trademark actions involving the same film that were previously reported on by Troll Defense, the new Colorado actions do not name Voltage Pictures, LLC as a party. The lawsuit was filed by attorney David J. Stephenson, Jr. of Golden, Colorado, with Case No. 1:14-cv-01398.
The same day, a lawsuit was filed in the same Colorado court by Countryman Nevada, LLC against 24 Doe parties. This case involves the travel romance/adventure flick Charlie Countryman (the Necessary Death Of), starring Shia LaBeouf. The case bears Case No. 1:14-cv-01404, and was filed by lawyer Scott T. Kannady of Denver.
The common denominator? Both films were financed or otherwise co-produced by Voltage Pictures, LLC, which is apparently increasingly committed to a nationwide legal assault against BitTorrent infringers.