It appears this weekend was just the beginning. Strike 3 Holdings has filed another 51 lawsuits across the country – 27 in California, 19 in New York, and 5 more in DC. This is in addition to 11 more filings by Malibu Media in Connecticut (11 lawsuits) and Pennsylvania (4 lawsuits). This continues to be a record breaking year for Strike 3 Holdings and Malibu Media as they file suits against IP addresses they claim contributed to Bittorrent downloading and sharing of their copyrighted adult films.
As the only identifier they have at first is an IP address, these are known as John Doe lawsuits. However, the defendants do not remain anonymous for long. The plaintiffs are quick to serve subpoenas to the Internet Service Provider associated with the IP address. The Internet Service Provider then required to reveal the name of the account holder if the case is not dismissed.