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Law Firm Offers “Hurt Locker” Help for $249
« on: June 16, 2010, 01:19:03 pm »

With thousands of people caught up in the US Copyright Group’s mass “spam-igation” lawsuit targeting thousands of BitTorrent users accused of illegal downloading, the White Berberian Negotiations Group, an Arizona-based law firm, is offering its help for $249.

The USCG began targeting tens of thousands of BitTorrent users back in March on behalf of a number of independent film producers. It later added the Academy Award-winning movie “The Hurt Locker” to the mix. The way the mass lawsuit works is that the USCG offers the accused the chance to settle out of court for a nominal fee, usually between $1500 and $2500. It really has no intention of taking everyone to court because the cost of doing so would make the plan financially nonviable.

This is why the The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has been so critical of the USCG, calling the organization a “copyright troll” involved in “shaking down individuals for fast settlements a thousand at a time.”

The White Berberian Negotiations Group is offering to negotiate on behalf of accused individuals to secure a settlement lower than what the USCG is demanding. The deal comes with a money back guarantee.

“We charge $249 for negotiating a settlement with the Plaintiff. If we are unable to obtain a settlement better than that which you were offered, we will refund your money,” reads its website. “Our fee only covers settlement negotiations. It does not cover any litigation-related activities, although we may undertake such representation pursuant to a separate agreement and fee arrangement.”

It sounds like a pretty good deal, especially if you know you’re guilty and want to get the whole thing over with. For those that are innocent I mentioned yesterday that the EFF had compiled a nationwide list of lawyers willing to help.

I wonder just how much you will save by the time you have added $249 to the eventual settlement?. It's a pity they are not prepared to take on the USCG for that price. Now that would be a good deal.  :gum:

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