Malibu Media has filed 25 more Bittorrent lawsuits against John Does in Pennsylvania. This is in addition to the 22 suits they filed in Pennsylvania last month.
Malibu Media is notorious for mass filing lawsuits in this state, with each case representing potentially thousands of dollars in damages. Although they have been a prolific plaintiff in the past, they are on track for another record breaking year.
Malibu Media typically alleges violations involving adult videos downloaded through Bittorrent. During these cases the defendant usually receives a notice from their Internet Service Provider that the Plaintiff has requested their identity. The best way an internet account holder can ensure their privacy is to defend against the lawsuit. If not defended against immediately, an account holder may receive a Summons to respond in Federal District court and their name may become publicly associated with the lawsuit.
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. Although these suits can be intimidating, mounting an effective defense early in the process is key to achieving the best possible outcome.
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.