In a weekend blitz, Strike 3 Holdings filed 39 lawsuits, including 29 in New York and 10 in California. The regular mass filings of copyright infringement lawsuits across the country by Strike 3 Holdings does not appear to be slowing down.
In these John Doe Bittorrent lawsuits, Strike 3 Holdings usually alleges an IP address has been used to download their adult films. After filing the lawsuit against the unknown account holder, the plaintiff will request a subpoena for the identity of the account holder. Once the court grants permission, the Internet Service Provider associated with the IP address is required to provide the plaintiff with the identity by a specified deadline.
This is usually when the defendant first learns they are being sued. The Internet Service Provider will inform the account holder they are being sued and that the plaintiff has requested their identity. If a defendant wishes to remain anonymous or not be named publicly, it is important they retain counsel without delay. If not defended against immediately, the Plaintiff will receive the account holder’s identity and send a Summons to respond in Federal District court.
The online nature of the alleged infringement presents a challenge to defendants wishing to put forth a full legal defense. Defendants often find the litigation to more complicated, protracted, and expensive than a simple case of file-sharing would initially seem.
The United States has seen a rise in this kind of litigation as more and more Plaintiffs learn how to monetize allegations of online copyright infringement.
If you have received a notice in one of these cases, please don’t hesitate to call me immediately at 888.801.8681. If calling after-hours, please leave a message; I do return calls after-hours.
I have years of experience defending file-sharing lawsuits and can help you achieve the best outcome possible. I have defeated several copyright plaintiffs in lawsuits around the U.S.; I also fought Malibu Media in their first trial. I’ve represented over 600 defendants in both settling and litigating file-sharing lawsuits. I’ve written a subpoena defense guide for your information, as well.
I look forward to speaking with you and helping you put this matter behind you. Please don’t hesitate to call. 888.801.8681.