Fathers & Daughters Nevada, LLC , the owner of rights to the Russell Crowe drama Fathers and Daughters, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in federal court in Oregon.
Fathers and Daughters was released in Europe and Asia last year, but did not reach U.S. audiences until July 2016. The film has received middling reviews thus far, according to Metacritic.
The new lawsuit in Oregon alleges copyright infringement by 9 separate “Doe” parties through their use of BitTorrent file-sharing software. Along with generic allegations of BitTorrent-based copyright infringement, the suits also state that “F&D comes to court seeking relief as the motion picture Fathers & Daughters is the subject of significant piracy and has been illegally downloaded and distributed hundreds of thousands of times worldwide with many of confirmed instances of infringing activity traced to the State of Oregon.” The case seeks statutory damages pursuant to the Copyright Act, attorney’s fees and costs, and an injunction against further infringement.
Fathers & Daughters Nevada, LLC is owned by Voltage Pictures, LLC, which, along with other affiliates, has promoted many other BitTorrent infringement cases in Oregon and many other states.
Like many other similar lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, the Fathers and Daughters case was filed by Salem, OR attorney Carl D. Crowell and Crowell Law.
UPDATE (8/10/16): Additional Fathers & Daughters Nevada, LLC cases have been filed in the District. A case listing with links to the complaints is below.
Parties and subscribers receiving ISP notices of the case can contact attorney Benjamin Justus for a free consultation regarding possible options.
Case No. 3:16-cv-00315
Fathers & Daughters Nevada, LLC v. Doe-220.127.116.11, et al
Case No. 3:16-cv-00714
Fathers & Daughters Nevada, LLC v. Doe-18.104.22.168
Case No. 3:16-cv-00925
Fathers & Daughters Nevada, LLC v. Doe-22.214.171.124
Case No. 3:16-cv-00926
Fathers & Daughters Nevada, LLC v. Doe-126.96.36.199
Case No. 3:16-cv-00927
Fathers & Daughters Nevada, LLC v. Doe-188.8.131.52
Case No. 3:16-cv-01443
Fathers & Daughters Nevada, LLC v. Doe-184.108.40.206