This year has seen an explosion in John Doe copyright infringement lawsuits from Strike 3 Holdings and Malibu Media in New York. Within the last 10 days, these Plaintiffs have filed another 37 lawsuits in addition to the more than 250 complaints filed since January.
During these cases the defendant usually receives a notice from their Internet Service Provider that the Plaintiff has requested their identity. If not defended against immediately, the Plaintiff will receive the account holder’s identity and send a Summons to respond in Federal District court.
However, 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.