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Copyright Lawyers Sued For Extortion and Fraud

You probably have heard about those nasty “Pay Up” letters for downloading copyrighted content which usually comes when people share movies or music online. Well the firm from Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver (DGW), which has sent most of those letters under the name “US Copyright Group” (USCG) has been sued for operating under a fraud scheme. You heard right, the firm that sues people for sharing content was sued for none other than, get this, fraud and extortion. The same firm who represented clients such Voltage Pictures, Far Cry and Hurtlocker.

Allegedly the firm was sending misleading settlement letters and asking its targets to pay up in order to avoid legal and lengthy litigation.