Less than a month after Strike 3 Holdings filed 22 Bittorrent file sharing lawsuits in Maryland, Malibu Media has filed 10 more suits in just one day.
The Plaintiff, Malibu Media, alleges violations involving adult videos from the X-Art brand and are one of the most prolific copyright infringement plaintiffs. Typically, they monitor Bittorrent activity and track IP addresses of those alleged to download their copyrighted works. They then use the IP address to identify the general area of the defendant, file a lawsuit, and subpoena the internet service provider to provide the name of the account holder.
This means a defendants’ first notice of a case is usually a letter from their Internet Service Provider notifying them that the Plaintiff is seeking their identity. If the case is not resolved there, the Plaintiff usually serves the Defendant with 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 be more complicated, protracted, and expensive, than a simple case of file-sharing would initially seem.
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 a ton 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.