Leaving aside the absolute moral/ethical/judicial responsibility for a second (as one does) - how much does it cost to incarcerate each of these innocent people? Letting them out will save a bucketful of money - surely enough to pay for a records search. The wrongful convictions and compensation for kids I'd money and earnings would probably be covered too. (Though not the extra millions that are usually thrown around as punitive damages or whatever.)
Of the seven households I know who watch GoT avidly via said frowned-upon download, all seven buy the boxed sets each Christmas and watch the series again before the new one. This will not be news to anyone, I'm sure.
Call it making a personal copy in advance, or try before you buy.
We don't need the name of the lawyer anyway. Just tell us where he was, at what time, with whom, for how long, who all his Facebook friends are, what law school THEY all went to, when they graduated, what towns they all grew up in...