ELargo Holdings, LLC, which holds copyrights to the 2015 action film Close Range, has filed several BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, among the first such lawsuits in the U.S.
According to a pithy Hollywood Reporter review, Close Range is directed by “[l]ow-budget action maestro Isaac Florentine,” and stars British MMA fighter Scott Adkins as a mercenary battling a Mexican drug cartel.
The new lawsuits in Oregon alleges copyright infringement by “Doe” parties through their use of BitTorrent file-sharing software. Along with generic allegations of BitTorrent-based copyright infringement, the suits seek statutory damages pursuant to the Copyright Act, attorney’s fees and costs, and an injunction against further infringement.
The Oregon complaints also alleges that “ELargo is owned by Bleiberg Entertainment, LLC, a production company with a notable
catalog of major motion pictures. (www.bleibergent.com)” Troll Defense is aware of Bleiberg Entertainment itself acting as a plaintiff in previous copyright actions in Arizona, Ohio and Tennessee.
Like many other similar lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, the ELargo cases were filed by Salem, OR attorney Carl D. Crowell and Crowell Law. 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-00431
ELargo Holdings, LLC v. DOE-126.96.36.199, et al.
Case No. 3:16-cv-00545
ELargo Holdings, LLC v. Doe-188.8.131.52
Case No. 3:16-cv-00546
ELargo Holdings, LLC v. Doe-184.108.40.206
Case No. 3:16-cv-00547
ELargo Holdings, LLC v. Doe-220.127.116.11