Malibu Media LLC, the copyright holder of pornographic videos produced for the X-Art.com subscription website, has again begun filing lawsuits against New Jersey residents after a 5 month absence. That absence was, no doubt, due to the notorious split between Malibu Media LLC and its outside general counsel.
On August 29th, Malibu Media LLC sued 24 unnamed defendants in New Jersey alleging they use BitTorrent or similar file-sharing software to download its copyrighted films in violation of the US Copyright Law. According to the complaints, they used IPP International and Excipio to obtain the needed evidence to make these allegations.
It is expected that Malibu Media’s attorney Patrick Cerillo will soon be filing motions with the court request permission to issue subpoenas to NJ residents’ ISPs to reveal their names and addresses.
This ISP letter and copy of the subpoena to your household will be the first indication that you are going to be served with a lawsuit. You should consult with an attorney immediately and prepare to either consider settling the lawsuit anonymously or prepare to fight the lawsuit in court.
Antonelli Law has represented more than 40 New Jersey clients who were sued by Malibu Media LLC along with our local counsel in Montclair, NJ. And, Antonelli Law has successfully represented more than 500 clients nationwide who were sued by Malibu Media LLC. With this much national experience, there is no law firm as experienced as Antonelli Law is with Malibu Media LLC lawsuits or BitTorrent copyright litigation in general.
If you are receive a letter from Comcast or Verizon or another ISP informing you copyright infringement allegations are being made against you by Malibu Media LLC with a subpoena, call Antonelli Law at 312-201-8310 and we will explain each of your legal options, including your legal right to file a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena.
You may also fill out the simple contact form below. We can appear in any federal court anywhere in the country and are ready to fight for you in an efficient and cost-effective manner. have represented over 500 clients across the country accused by Malibu Media LLC of copyright infringement and know how to effectively and efficiently defend you. Our attorneys practice in any federal court due to federal court rules.
District Court of New Jersey
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 3:2016-cv-05229
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 1:2016-cv-05227
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 3:2016-cv-05231
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 3:2016-cv-05230
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 3:2016-cv-05232
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 3:2016-cv-05237
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 3:2016-cv-05241
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 3:2016-cv-05242
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 3:2016-cv-05239
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 3:2016-cv-05240
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 2:2016-cv-05261
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 2:2016-cv-05263
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 1:2016-cv-05283
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 1:2016-cv-05285
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 1:2016-cv-05228
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 1:2016-cv-05287
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 1:2016-cv-05282
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 1:2016-cv-05284
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 2:2016-cv-05260
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 2:2016-cv-05268
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 2:2016-cv-05264
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 2:2016-cv-05267
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 2:2016-cv-05258
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC V. DOE 2:2016-cv-05265
Malibu Media LLC is represented in New Jersey by attorney Patrick J. Cerillo, Esq. of Patrick J. Cerillo, LLC of
Flemington, New Jersey
August was another busy month for LHF Productions in the Northern District of Illinois.
On August 29th, LHF Productions filed an addition 11 copyright infringement lawsuits against 280 individuals who are yet unnamed. In July, LHF Productions filed 10 copyright infringement lawsuits against 269 individuals. In June, LHF Productions filed 12 copyright infringement lawsuits against against 315 individuals.
Attorney Michael Hierl of the law firm Hughes Socol Piers Resnick Dym Ltd represents LHF Productions Inc and has issued subpoenas to ISPs including Comcast to reveal the names of the accountholders associated with the IP addresses it believes illegally downloaded the film “London Has Fallen” in violation of the US Copyright Act.
If you are the account holder for an internet account, your name is linked to an IP address. If you receive a letter from Comcast and a subpoena from LHF Productions Inc. to reveal your identity, call Antonelli Law at 312-201-8310 about motions to quash the subpoena and other options, or use the contact form below.
Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is admitted to the District Court of Colorado, the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois, and others and can appear in federal court anywhere in the country. Antonelli Law has defended more than 1,500 clients accused of BitTorrent copyright litigation since 2011.
Attorneys: Don’t risk malpractice trying to represent a client in a copyright lawsuit where the loser pays statutory and attorneys fees. We accept attorney referrals and are very experienced in this specialized litigation.
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. Call us if your receive a letter from Comcast and a subpoena from LHF Productions Inc.
LHF Productions, Inc – Northern District of Illinois
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-25 16-cv-08403
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-23 16-cv-08408
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-25 16-cv-08410
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-22 16-cv-08411
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-16 16-cv-08412
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-28 16-cv-08413
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-29 16-cv-08415
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-27 16-cv-08416
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-28 16-cv-08417
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-23 16-cv-08419
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-34 16-cv-08422
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-28 16-cv-07673
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-24 16-cv-07674
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-33 16-cv-07675
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-31 16-cv-07676
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-32 16-cv-07677
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-28 16-cv-07679
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-28 16-cv-07680
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-24 16-cv-07681
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-23 16-cv-07684
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-22 16-cv-07687
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-24 16-cv-07690
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-25 16-cv-06796
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-25 16-cv-06797
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-24 16-cv-06798
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-24 16-cv-06799
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-19 16-cv-06800
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-18 16-cv-06801
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-30 16-cv-06802
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-31 16-cv-06803
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-29 16-cv-06805
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-29 16-cv-06806
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-39 16-cv-06808
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-22 16-cv-06811
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-30 16-cv-04730
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-27 16-cv-04731
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-29 16-cv-04732
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-19 16-cv-04733
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-25 16-cv-04734
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-23 16-cv-04740
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-29 16-cv-04741
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-28 16-cv-04742
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-29 16-cv-04743
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-26 16-cv-04744
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-26 16-cv-03903
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-24 16-cv-03904
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-26 16-cv-03892
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-21 16-cv-03902
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-25 16-cv-03896
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-26 16-cv-03899
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-27 16-cv-03907
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-27 16-cv-03897
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-31 16-cv-03905
LHF Productions, Inc v. Does 1-25 16-cv-03887
If you receive a letter from Comcast and a subpoena from LHF Productions Inc. to reveal your identity, call Antonelli Law at 312-201-8310.
Antonelli Law is pleased to introduce our Nevada and Utah local counsel Byron L. Ames for our BitTorrent Copyright Defense Group. Byron is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts of the District of Nevada, Central District of Utah, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Byron is a Managing Partner in his law firm Ames & Ames with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Kamas, Utah. He is responsible for management of the Firm’s Nevada and Utah offices. His practice includes all phases of general litigation and transactional work, with an emphasis in the transportation, hospitality and construction industries.
Mr. Ames previously was a Partner in a mid-sized Western-Regional law firm where he managed that firm’s Las Vegas, NV and Salt Lake City, UT offices. Mr. Ames was also an Intern at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington. Mr. Ames now handles cases in state and federal courts in Nevada and Utah, as well as matters before state and federal administrative agencies. Mr. Ames has taken numerous cases to trial before juries and the bench, and has successfully arbitrated and mediated countless cases.
Antonelli law represents defendants nationwide accused of copyright infringement by using BitTorrent to download movies, software, and other media. With over 1,500 clients successfully represented in BitTorrent copyright infringement claims we are more efficient and effective than local lawyers trying to represent a client without this experience. We accept lawyer referrals.
If you are the account holder for your AT&T, Comcast, or other internet account, your name is linked to an IP address. If you receive a letter from your internet provider informing you a subpoena was received to reveal your identity, call Antonelli Law for a free attorney consultation at 312-201-8310 or use the contact form below. We will answer your questions about motions to quash the subpoena and much more. Antonelli Law has defended more than 1,500 clients accused of BitTorrent copyright litigation since 2011.
Antonelli Law’s Nevada & Utah BitTorrent Copyright Defense local counsel is Byron L. Ames.
For many people in the past five years, they have gotten their mail and been surprised and confused to receive a Comcast letter or other Internet Service Provider (ISP) with a copy of a subpoena informing them:
1) A subpoena was been received to reveal your identity in relation to a copyright infringement lawsuit.
2) If you do not file a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena, then after a certain amount of time such as two weeks or 30 days, the ISP will then turn over your name to the Plaintiff who filed the lawsuit.
3) Sometimes, the ISP will advise you to speak with a BitTorrent defense lawyer listed with the EFF Subpoena Defense such as Antonelli Law.
WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?
The Comcast letter and subpoena probably relates to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit alleging that someone in the home illegally downloaded a movie using file-sharing software like BitTorrent.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
If the Court does not “quash” the subpoena then Comcast (or your other ISP) will release your name to the company who filed the copyright infringement lawsuit. Once their attorney finds out your name, you will either be sent a letter demanding money to make the lawsuit go away, or you will be sued. Perhaps both.
WHAT CAN I DO?
First, Don’t panic. As long as you do not ignore this (especially if you are served with a summons) as long as you pay attention to this and speak with a lawyer you will be most likely be fine. It may cost you some money to resolve this, but it is highly likely it will not ruin your life.
Second, talk to a lawyer who is experienced in these kinds of lawsuits. A BitTorrent defense lawyer is experienced with computer networking, computer forensics, and litigation. But perhaps more importantly, a BitTorrent defense lawyer knows better than most how the BitTorrent copyright litigation “game” is played – the plaintiff attorneys, the plaintiff’s “experts,” weaknesses of plaintiffs’ legal and technological claims, and other factors learned by hard work and many clients in different jurisdictions.
Copyright infringement lawsuits can be tricky, involving statutory damages and attorney fee awards if you lose. Don’t use someone like your real estate or divorce lawyer. We accept attorney referrals, and Antonelli Law has the experience to competently help you. an attorney learn your options.
Scroll down for much more information about your Comcast letter and subpoena and BitTorrent copyright litigation defense.
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Antonelli Law has helped nearly 2,000 clients targeted in internet movie download lawsuits across the country, from Hawaii to New York and states in between.
Call us nationwide at 312-201-8310 for a free lawyer consultation. We will help you decide what to do
Antonelli Law is one of the leading law firms in the country defending BitTorrent copyright infringement lawsuits. Antonelli Law has represented nearly 2,000 clients since 2011 dealing with copyright trolls and satellite piracy trolls in nearly every federal court these cases have appeared. We can represent you in your federal copyright infringement defense no matter which state you live, and no more expensively than a local attorney in nearly all cases.
Click here to contact us for a free BitTorrent defense lawyer consultation or call us at 312-201-8310.What is a “Copyright Troll” Lawsuit and How Did I Get Involved?Companies that believe their copyrighted movies (or sometimes software) are being downloaded or “shared” on the Internet without their being paid a license fee will hire companies who monitor BitTorrent traffic to learn the IP addresses associated with the downloads called BitTorrent “swarms”. But only having an IP address is pretty meaningless. How can they sue an IP address?Read the following for details of the lawsuit steps or skip down to the section titled “The ISP Letter – Your Notice of the Lawsuit.”
The Filing of the Lawsuit – “John Doe” Defendants
The companies first hire law firms to file copyright infringement lawsuits in federal courts around the country. In the lawsuit’s Complaint and motions filed with the Court they allege:
1) They own the registered copyright to a protected “work” in copyright legalese (meaning usually the movie), and
2) They have the IP address(es) involved in the download/swarm, but need the court’s assistance to uncover the internet account subscriber who is associated with the IP address(es) involved in the downloading/swarm.
Note: Since the company does not yet know the identity of the person they believe is responsible for the copyright infringement activity, the lawsuit title (called “caption”) is Plaintiff against one or more unnamed Defendants usually called “Does” as in John Doe, Jane Doe, or Does 1-15.
So, the lawsuits are often filed with captions such as:
Others will file against unnamed defendants in the following ways:
Popcorn Time Users 1-10
Does 1-10 in Swarm Hash File Number
Motion for Expedited Discovery
In the next step, the company asserting the copyright, called the Plaintiff, files a motion with the court requesting special permission to issue a subpoena to the ISP that their database says services that IP address (this is the non-technical explanation). Under federal rules (Rule 45), a subpoena can normally only be issued much later in the development of a lawsuit.
Because the Plaintiff believes it cannot serve its lawsuit onto the person who pays the internet bill, called the Internet “subscriber”, until they know who that person is, the Plaintiff has to file a special motion to expedite discovery. If the Court grants the motion, the Court will usually do so but will provide a number of rules that must be followed. See this example of a Court order allowing a special subpoena to an ISP. This will result in a letter to the ISP subscriber often referred to as “the ISP letter”, which is often your first notification that you are becoming the target of a federal copyright lawsuit.
The ISP Letter – Your Notice of the Lawsuit
Once the Court issues its Order allowing expedited discovery permitting the Plaintiff to issue subpoenas to the ISP (Internet Service Provider), once the ISP receives the subpoena it will then send you a letter informing you:
1) A subpoena has been received to reveal your identity in relation to a copyright infringement lawsuit.
2) If you do not file a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena, then after a certain amount of time such as two weeks or 30 days, the ISP will then turn over your name to the Plaintiff who filed the lawsuit.
3) Sometimes, the ISP will advise you to speak with an attorney such as those listed with the EFF Subpoena Defense which Antonelli Law is.
What Do I Do After Receiving the ISP Letter?
As described above, you should consult with a BitTorrent defense lawyer experienced in BitTorrent copyright defense. Copyright infringement lawsuits are serious business because they involve potentially large statutory damage and attorney fee awards. But don’t panic. There are ways to deal effectively with the lawsuit, protect your identity in many cases, and even settle the lawsuit before you are ever served with the lawsuit. You can also discuss with your attorney how to begin planning to defend against the lawsuit.
This is especially important when dealing with a Malibu Media LLC lawsuit. Malibu Media LLC lawsuit settlement demands have exceeded $50,000 so litigation to defend against their claims of copyright infringement is justified far more often.
Once you receive the ISP letter, the Court believes you are “on notice” of the lawsuit and therefore you have a duty not to delete or get rid of anything the Court might believe would be relevant to the lawsuit. Examples of things you must NOT do are: erasing or reformatting your computer hard drive, or throwing the computer away.
If you receive a letter from your ISP call Antonelli Law for a free initial consultation at 312-201-8310
or use our contact form or email us for an immediate reply to get started.
Why Should I Hire Antonelli Law?
Our high level of service sets us apart. If you need to speak with an attorney about receiving an ISP notice or summons about a BitTorrent copyright lawsuit anywhere in the country, call us for a free initial consultation with an attorney at 312-201-8310 or use our contact form or email us for an immediate reply to get started.
We appreciate the confidence other attorneys have shown referring their clients to our firm for this niche area. We are available to attorneys around the country for co-counsel assistance.
ISPs That Receive Subpoenas to Reveal Subscribers’ Identities
ISPs that receive subpoenas to reveal the identities of Internet subscribers based on their IP address include:
…. and more.
An Overview of BitTorrent Copyright Infringment
“Copyright trolls” are law firms or individual lawyers who adopted a lucrative scheme to profit from copyright infringement allegations through what many call extortion. Copyright trolls represent holders of copyrights on movies (mostly pornography), software, and electronic books. We have represented many people targeted by these firms and know what you are going through.
“Often times people tell us, look, I can’t deal with this. This will put my job at risk. Or my reputation in the community–to have me named in a copyright lawsuit involving pornography could be devastating. So, I want to settle.”
We offer a reasonable Flat Fee for motions to quash, helping you settle and remain anonymous in many cases; and reasonable fees for defending you if you are named as a defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Selected severe financial hardship cases are handled on a reduced or pro bono basis. Attorney Antonelli has more than a decade of solid litigation experience in a broad range of commercial litigation as plaintiff and defendant, and every attorney at Antonelli Law is admitted to federal court.
In addition to being highly experienced in BitTorrent defense litigation and complex litigation in general, the attorneys of Antonelli Law are remarkable human beings with compassion, honesty, and integrity in their very fabric and give exemplary attention to our clients. We hope these qualities are as helpful to you in your case as our legal expertise. At the time your BitTorrent matter is resolved, we hope you will confidently feel we did the best possible job for you. Many client return to us for other legal issues in the future, and a number of left positive reviews on Yelp, Avvo, and blogs focused on this area of law.
We have years of solid litigation experience representing consumers and businesses and concentrates in representing people accused of BitTorrent copyright infringement. Our last complex trial involved computer firewalls, sophisticated commercial networks, and a Microsoft certified expert. in short, Antonelli Law provides serious legal advice for your copyright troll defense.
Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is admitted to the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of Illinois, and all the federal courts of Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. We have co-counsel for federal copyright infringement cases in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia. When a case calls from other states than these we proceed with pro hac vice admission as we have numerous times.
Hiring Antonelli Law Is No More Expensive than Hiring a Local Attorney in Your State
Hiring Antonelli Law to represent you in your federal case is not more expensive, or more difficult, compared to hiring a local attorney assuming you could find one experienced in BitTorrent copyright infringement defense. Federal court practice allows us to represent clients in any federal court in the country.
Why isn’t it more expensive? Federal courts require attorneys to file their papers electronically and often conduct hearings by telephone. This makes frequent trips to the courthouse unnecessary. Clients normally pay only for the normal travel time to the courthouse any local attorney would charge.
Finally, we have affiliated local counsel in a number of states who have earned our trust and can appear in court if necessary on an expedited basis. We will make arrangements to be in court personally when necessary such as non-routine hearings or a trial.
LHF Productions Subpoenas North Carolinians for “London Has Fallen” Downloads
North Carolinians are going to be surprised by a letter they will be receiving from Charter Communications and CenturyLink. What’s included with the letter? A subpoena from LHF Productions, Inc. Residents in the following cities will be receiving the letters:
Asheville, Benson, Boone, Clayton, Hickory, Holly Springs, Lenoir, Lillington, Louisburg, Maiden, Snow Hill, Wake Forest, and Wilkesboro
A federal lawsuit from the makers of the movie “London Has Fallen” alleges that customers of Charter Communications and CenturyLink illegally downloaded the movie from the Internet. If the allegations are proven including that file-sharing software such as BitTorrent was used, the down-loaders face up to $150,000 in statutory damages plus attorneys fees. While that top damage award is rare, a judge can award anything within a wide area of discretion from $750 to the top award of $150,000.
The name of the file these defendants are alleged to have downloaded is “London Has Fallen 2016 1080p BluRay x264” with file hash number SHA1: 6B30D9F4FB05238053EA9201DDC079FF27923D59.
If you receive a subpoena in the mail along with a letter from Charter Communications about the LHF Productions, Inc. lawsuit, don’t panic. Speak with an attorney who is experienced in BitTorrent copyright infringement defense.
Call us today for a free consultation at 312-201-8310 or use the contact form below. Don’t panic. Learn the facts and speak for free, confidentially, with our experienced attorneys.
Attorney Amelia Niemi is a native of North Carolina and attorney Jeffrey Antonelli has more than 15 years of litigation experience. Jeffrey and the other attorneys at Antonelli Law have been defending people targeted in BitTorrent copyright infringement lawsuits like the ones filed by LHF Productions, Inc. for a long time and we have helped over 1,500 clients nationwide.
Use the contact form below and we will reply within one hour or less during business hours. 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: anonymous settlement, prepare to fight back, or other options. Attorney referrals accepted.
The best thing to do is to talk with an experienced lawyer. Learn about what the notice means. Ask every question that concerns you. Learn the facts and decide if you want to settle the lawsuit anonymously, wait to see if nothing happens, or plan to fight back. File a motion to quash subpoena? We’ll help you to decide.
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