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Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Nov. 29, 2012. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

In a rare and forceful rebuke, a Washington, D.C., federal judge this month blasted a pornographic film producer that Fox Rothschild has represented in more than 1,500 copyright infringement cases as a “copyright troll” that floods courts with cases “smacking of extortion.”

Los Angeles-based Fox Rothschild partner Lincoln Bandlow coordinates a national copyright infringement campaign that has made porn company Strike 3 Holdings one of the most litigious companies in the U.S. over the past 13 months. The lawsuits accuse unnamed defendants of stealing Strike 3′s porn movies through BitTorrent sharing sites. The suits seek monetary settlements and almost always settle.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth of the District of Columbia noted in his opinion this month that virtually zero cases have reached an appellate court.

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