Rights Enforcement and the Internet
LP&J attorneys have unparalleled experience in the rapidly developing field of copyright, trademark and other enforcement actions in the internet realm.
Several years ago, LP&J attorneys became some of the first in the United States to engage in the defense of individuals and small businesses against a massive wave of copyright infringement actions brought by members of the Recording Industry Association of America. These federal claims involved allegations of uploading, downloading and sharing protected files on the internet, and the successful resolution of several of these cases required an understanding of the complexities of file-sharing protocols and the various online software technologies that were involved in investigating the claims. In 2007, one of our clients became only the second defendant of many thousands sued to have prevailed in the U.S. Courts against the Recording Industry. Since then, our attorneys have represented hundreds of internet users in connection with scores of lawsuits arising from the investigation of Bittorrent activities.
LP&J's practice has expanded to include representation of copyright and trademark holders and other internet users with respect to various issues arising from actual or potential allegations of infringement, unfair or deceptive practices, libel and slander. In addition to litigating claims and defenses under the Copyright Act and Lanham Act, we are able to consult with rights-holders, licensees and others regarding creating, marketing and distributing their works on the internet while avoiding potential liabilities. Through our experience we have developed a network of computer scientists and other subject matter and technical experts that can assist us in guiding our clients through challenging situations arising from rights enforcement and computer technologies.