Fayetteville, GA asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Georgia

Q: Illegal Copyright Trolling?

Hi there, I was having a discussion with my friends about a theoretical scheme between copyright lawyers and something like a movie studio. If they conspire to upload the material to a bittorrent site themselves in order to sue infringers, is that illegal? The closest thing we could think of would be entrapment, but we are not familiar enough with the law to say for sure. To be clear, this situation would entail a law firm or participants of a law firm to be involved in the movie production. I know that it certainly would not be ethical, but would it be illegal? Thanks :-)

1 Lawyer Answer
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: probably very illegal

Lots of parts to analyze, if it is a real concern you should consult with an attorney


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