On June 19, Malibu Media filed 22 John Doe lawsuits in Pennsylvania. The next day, Strike 3 Holdings followed suit by filing another 10. This is in addition to the 139 cases they already filed this year alone.
Pennsylvania has seen an explosion of these copyright infringement lawsuits and neither Plaintiff show any signs of slowing down. 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.
The Plaintiffs typically allege 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.
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.
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.