Justice Everywhere Productions, LLC, the purported owner of copyrights in the 2017 film Vengeance: A Love Story, has filed BitTorrent copyright infringement suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, continuing the status of the Oregon District as a testing ground for new film titles in “troll-style” BitTorrent litigation.
Vengeance stars Nicolas Cage as a troubled police detective on a vigilante mission to avenge a brutal crime committed against a single mother. The film currently boasts a 34% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with no apparent critical reviews. The audience is also treated to Don Johnson in a supporting role.
The complaints allege that Justice Everywhere Productions is “an affiliate of Hannibal Classics, a production company with a notable catalog of major motion pictures.” Said catalog is heavy on other titles also featuring the meme favorite, Mr. Cage (and John Travolta as well). According to Troll Defense research, these Oregon Vengeance suits are the first foray by Hannibal Classics into “troll-style” copyright litigation, but we anticipate other titles becoming subject to future BitTorrent suits.
Like many other similar lawsuits filed in the District of Oregon, these 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 these actions can contact attorney Benjamin Justus for a free consultation regarding possible options.
Case No. 3:17-cv-00757
Justice Everywhere Productions, LLC v. Doe-188.8.131.52
Case No. 3:17-cv-00758
Justice Everywhere Productions, LLC v. Doe-184.108.40.206