A Warning About Using Popcorn Time

We recently were contacted by someone who received a notice from their ISP that a subpoena was issued demanding their identity be released in connection to a federal copyright lawsuit alleging illegal BitTorrent use to download a movie.

This person’s father adamantly said “no one in this household uses BitTorrent.”  The son chimed in, stating that he “streamed the movie with Popcorn Time.”

BE WARNED: Popcorn Time, according to Wikipedia and other sources, uses BitTorrent and thus exposes the user to potential liability for thousands of dollars in damages under the US Copyright Act.

For more information about lawsuits filed by copyright holders like Glacier Films, Malibu Media, or others, call Antonelli Law at 312-201-8310 and speak with one of our attorneys experienced with BitTorrent copyright litigation, or fill out the contact form below to request a convenient time to have a detailed free initial consultation about each of your options. 

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Malibu Media LLC Heats Up This Summer in Michigan

Malibu Media Heats Up This Summer in Michigan

Michigan has seen a lot of activity in June and seems to be high on the Malibu Media priority list.

Malibu Media filed 19 cases so far in Michigan this week against individual John Doe defendants. Last week, 13 others were filed for a total of 32 in the month of June. Malibu Media filed a total of 74 cases against Michigan defendants from January 2015-April 2015.

Michigan has also been targeted in similar lawsuits by other companies in 2015, including Manny Film LLC, Cobbler Nevada LLC and Good Man Productions.

Individuals in Michigan should be especially cautious when using BitTorrent to download. If you receive notice from your ISP that a subpoena has been received to reveal your identity in a Malibu Media LLC lawsuit, you should speak with an attorney familiar with federal copyright cases involving BitTorrent software.

For more information about lawsuits filed by Malibu Media LLC, call Antonelli Law at 312-201-8310 and speak with one of our attorneys experienced with BitTorrent copyright litigation, or fill out the contact form below to request a convenient time to have a detailed free initial consultation about each of your options. We’re very experienced – we’ve represented nearly 350 people targeted by Malibu Media LLC nationwide, and more than 950 people targeted by copyright trolls and satellite trolls nationwide.

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Cases filed this month:

MICHIGAN

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12273
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12274
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12276
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12278
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12279
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12280
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12281
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12282
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12283
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12284
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12285
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12287
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12288
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12289
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12290
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12291
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12292
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12293
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12294
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12085
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12087
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12088
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12089
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12090
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12092
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12094
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12096
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12098
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12099
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12100
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12102
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12103

 

 

 

Cobbler Nevada and Glacier Films Heat Up Illinois

Activities in Illinois Heat Up

The movie The Cobbler, starring Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi (one of my favorite actors) is a touching story about a Jewish man (Adam Sandler) working in his multi-generational shoe cobbler shop, who comes upon a special gift allowing him to cloak himself in the  appearance of his customers through the shoes they leave behind. The movie was released in March 2015, and  I recently watched it on Netflix. I found it worthy of my time.

However, the owner of the copyright to The Cobbler, Cobbler Nevada LLC, has been filing federal copyright infringement lawsuits against those it accuses of illegally downloading the movie through the use of software called BitTorrent. Cobbler Nevada LLC filed 6 lawsuits against a total of 199 so-called ” John Doe” defendants in the Northern District of Illinois this week. These defendants are not yet publicly named, but they can expect to start receiving notification from their ISP in the coming weeks about the lawsuit, and subpoenas their ISP have received which may force the ISP to release their identity.

To date, Cobbler Nevada LLC has filed lawsuits in Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin.

Glacier Films Inc. has filed similar lawsuits for a film titled “American Heist.”  This week, Glacier Films Inc.  filed a case against 12 so-called ” John Doe” defendants in the Northern District of Illinois.  Glacier Films Inc. has filed lawsuits in Illinois and Oregon.

 Antonelli Law Can Help You – Nationwide

Antonelli Law can help you nationwide if you have received an ISP letter informing you a subpoena for your identity was received, or if you are served with a summons or waiver of service.

For immediate advice and a free initial consultation call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli at 312-201-8310 or fill out our simple contact page or email us with a request to call you back at a time that is convenient for you. We understand the shock you may be feeling from receiving a notice of this action, and have the experience to help you deal with this in the best way possible for you. Attorney referrals accepted.

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District Court of Illinois

Cobbler Nevada LLC

Cobbler Nevada LLC v. Does 1-29 1:15-cv-05277

Cobbler Nevada LLC v. Does 1-29 1:15-cv-05279

Cobbler Nevada LLC v. Does 1-32 1:15-cv-05280

Cobbler Nevada LLC v. Does 1-34 1:15-cv-05281

Cobbler Nevada LLC v. Does 1-37 1:15-cv-05282

Cobbler Nevada LLC v. Does 1-38 1:15-cv-05283

Glacier Films Inc.

Glacier Films Inc. v. Does 1-12 1:15-cv-05285

 

 

 

 

 

Malibu Media LLC – 832 Defendants this Year So Far

Now that we are nearing the halfway point of the year, it is time to look back on Malibu Media and how busy the company has been filing BitTorrent copyright infringement lawsuits these last 6 months.

Lawsuits have been filed in 8 states plus Washington, D.C. against a total of 832 John Doe defendants. 119 of these lawsuits were filed in the first half of June alone.  Most often, the targeted defendant will first learn of the lawsuit from receiving notice from their ISP that a subpoena has been received requesting the disclosure of the customer’s identity. This is when you need to call a lawyer.

The busiest states this year have been New Jersey and New York with 137 cases filed in each jurisdiction. Ohio, Maryland and Illinois are close behind with 123, 112 and 105 cases respectively. Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and Virginia round out the list with a combined total of 131 cases filed in 2015.

The first 2 weeks of June have seen cases filed in all of these jurisdictions except Virginia and account for 15% of the total number of Malibu Media cases filed this year. Clearly, the company is showing no signs of slowing its enforcement campaign. Topping the list are Pennsylvania (23), New Jersey (22) and New York (19). They are followed by Maryland (17), Illinois (15), Washington, D.C. (8) and Ohio (2).

Individuals in these jurisdictions should be especially cautious. Don’t use BitTorrent to download anything copyrighted, especially anything with X-Art in the description.

For more information about lawsuits filed by Malibu Media LLC, call Antonelli Law at 312-201-8310 and speak with one of our attorneys experienced with BitTorrent copyright litigation, or fill out the contact form below to request a convenient time to have a detailed free initial consultation about each of your options. We’re very experienced – we’ve represented nearly 350 people targeted by Malibu Media LLC nationwide, and more than 950 people targeted by copyright trolls and satellite trolls nationwide. We can help you no matter which state the federal court is located in.

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WASHINGTON D.C.

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-00885

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-00886

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-00887

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-00888

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-00890

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-00892

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-00893

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-00894

ILLINOIS

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04875

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04876

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04877

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04878

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04879

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-05059

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-05154

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-05156

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-05158

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-05160

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-05163

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-05165

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-05166

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-05167

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-05169

MARYLAND

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01700

Malibu Media v. Doe 8:15-cv-01701

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01702

Malibu Media v. Doe 8:15-cv-01703

Malibu Media v. Doe 8:15-cv-01704

Malibu Media v. Doe 8:15-cv-01705

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01706

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01707

Malibu Media v. Doe 8:15-cv-01708

Malibu Media v. Doe 8:15-cv-01709

Malibu Media v. Doe 8:15-cv-01710

Malibu Media v. Doe 8:15-cv-01711
Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01714

Malibu Media v. Doe 8:15-cv-01715

Malibu Media v. Doe 8:15-cv-01716

Malibu Media v. Doe 8:15-cv-01717

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01718

MICHIGAN

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12085

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12087

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12088

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12089

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12090

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12092

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12094

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12096

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12098

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12099

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12100

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12102

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12103

NEW JERSEY

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03855

Malibu Media v. Doe 3:15-cv-03860

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03872

Malibu Media v. Doe 3:15-cv-03859

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03857

Malibu Media v. Doe 3:15-cv-03864

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03884

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03863

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03921

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03918

Malibu Media v. Doe 3:15-cv-03930

Malibu Media v. Doe 3:15-cv-03927

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03922

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03920

Malibu Media v. Doe 3:15-cv-03934

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03919

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03942

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03941

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03940

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03938

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03939

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03923

NEW YORK

Malibu Media v. Doe 7:15-cv-04374

Malibu Media v. Doe 7:15-cv-04367

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03216

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03299

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03300

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03301

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03303

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03305

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03306

Malibu Media v. Doe 7:15-cv-04370

Malibu Media v. Doe 7:15-cv-04377

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04366

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04378

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04371

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04373

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04380

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04368

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04369

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04381

OHIO

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01177

Malibu Media v. Doe 4:15-cv-01202

PENNSYLVANIA

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01124

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01127

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01128

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01129

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01130

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01131

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01132

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01133

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01134

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-01135

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03235

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03241

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03236

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03245

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03242

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03243

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03246

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03244

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03239

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03240

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03237

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03247

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03248

 

 

Malibu Media Files New Cases in June – Illinois, Michigan & New York

Malibu Media LLC  Files New Cases in June – Illinois, Michigan & New York

June 2015 has started out just like so many months for Malibu Media LLC, the nation’s most prolific enforcer of copyrights for its short pornographic movies. The company filed lawsuits alleging its copyrighted works were illegally downloaded against 11 unnamed individuals in Michigan, 9 in New York, and 5 in Illinois. Those paying the ISP bills in those persons’ households can expect to  receive notices of this litigation from their ISP in the coming weeks or months.

For more information about lawsuits filed by Malibu Media LLC, call Antonelli Law at 312-201-8310 and speak with one of our highly experienced attorneys about this BitTorrent copyright litigation, or fill out the contact form below to request a convenient time to have a detailed free initial consultation about each of your options.

Antonelli Law is very experienced in these type of cases – we’ve represented nearly 350 people targeted by Malibu Media LLC nationwide, and more than 950 people targeted by copyright trolls and satellite trolls nationwide. Our attorneys and local counsel are admitted to federal courts in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Florida.

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Cases filed this month:

ILLINOIS

Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04875
Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04876
Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04877
Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04878
Malibu Media v. Doe 1:15-cv-04879

MICHIGAN

Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12085
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12087
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12088
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12089
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12090
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12092
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12094
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12096
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12098
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12099
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-12100

NEW YORK

Malibu Media v. Doe 7:15-cv-04374
Malibu Media v. Doe 7:15-cv-04367
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03216
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03299
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03300
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03301
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03303
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03305
Malibu Media v. Doe 2:15-cv-03306

 

 

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