PTG Nevada Suing Illinois Residents – Yes It Is Still Happening

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PTG Nevada LLC is the movie company behind 11 lawsuits filed in early 2016 that alleged hundreds of people illegally downloaded the film “Pay The Ghost” featuring  Nicholas Cage and Sarah Wayne Callies.

To our our surprise, a few of them are still active on the court docket and a number of people are defending themselves. Because of the possibility of high statutory damages a judge may impose in a default judgment, we do not recommend anyone allow the movie company’s case against them to go to default judgment.

The cases that are still active are:

If you have been sued by PTG Nevada and wish to have a lawyer represent you to settle or defend the case – even if the clerk has entered a default judgment – call Antonelli Law at 312-201-8310. You may have more options than you thought you had.

Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli of Chicago Has Been Interviewed By the Media Many Times – For Good Reason

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Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli of Chicago has been interviewed by the media many times, including the longstanding lawyer’s publication Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. We not only want to do a great job representing our clients, we also want to do the right thing.  Click here for one such article on  attorney Jeffrey Antonelli.

Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is admitted to the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois, a credential few if any other lawyers looking to represent people accused by Cook Productions, Inc. have.

Antonelli Law has helped nearly 2,000 clients nationwide facing internet downloading lawsuits from Hawaii to New York and many states in between. We can even help you settle the lawsuit anonymously when you receive the ISP letter, if that is the best option for you.

Antonelli Law is the most experienced BT copyright defense law firm in the country.

The best thing to do is to talk with an experienced lawyer.

  • Learn about what the notice means.
  • Do you want to quickly and anonymously make this go away by resolving the lawsuit by settling?
  • Or do you want to prepare to fight the lawsuit?
  • Should you file a motion to quash the subpoena
  • Ask every question that concerns you.

This is what clients say Antonelli Law is very good at:

  • Reducing your anxiety about the problem
  • Giving clear information to help you decide what to do
  • Responsive and accessible via phone and email
  • Tenacious and effective lawyers in lawsuit litigation

Call us for a free consultation at 312-201-8310 nationwide

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Summons Issued in Illinois Criminal Productions Movie Download Lawsuit

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After a long wait on the court docket, several individuals have been named in an amended complaint filed in the Northern District of Illinois federal court alleging they illegally downloaded the movie “Criminal.”

The lawsuit’s complaint alleges copyright infringement involving the movie “Criminal” starring  Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Costner, and Gary Oldman. The film plot involves the implantation of a dead CIA agent’s memories into the mind of a convict.

Originally part of a lawsuit called CRIMINAL PRODUCTIONS, INC. v. DOES 1-18 1:16-cv-05500, these individuals were named in summons issued by the court today, December 21 2016.

Contact Us – An Attorney at Antonelli Law will contact you shortly – Free Consultation

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.

Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli of Chicago Has Been Interviewed By the Media Many Times – For Good Reason

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Jeffrey-Antonelli

Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli of Chicago has been interviewed by the media many times, including the longstanding lawyer’s publication Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. We not only want to do a great job representing our clients, we also want to do the right thing.  Click here for one such article on  attorney Jeffrey Antonelli.

Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is admitted to the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois, a credential few if any other lawyers looking to represent people accused by Cook Productions, Inc. have.

Antonelli Law has helped nearly 2,000 clients nationwide facing internet downloading lawsuits from Hawaii to New York and many states in between. We can even help you settle the lawsuit anonymously when you receive the ISP letter, if that is the best option for you.

Northern District of Illinois
Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-18 1:16-cv-05500
Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-15 1:16-cv-05501
Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-24 1:16-cv-05503
Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-27 1:16-cv-05504
Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-12 1:16-cv-05505
Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-19 1:16-cv-05507
Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-17 1:16-cv-05509
Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-17 1:16-cv-05511
Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-11 1:16-cv-05513
Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-28 1:16-cv-05515

 

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Help For Virginians Sued by ME2 Productions for “Mechanic: Resurrection” Movie Downloads

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ME2 Productions Inc. , the movie company holding the copyright to the movie  “Mechanic: Resurrection” starring Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones has filed a federal lawsuit in Virginia against  Comcast Cable internet subscribers alleging they illegally downloaded the movie for free.

The movie’s plot includes rescuing Jessica Alba’s character who is kidnapped. The lawsuits are :

  • ME2 Productions v Does 1-11 3:17-cv-00002-GEC
  • ME2 Productions v Does 1-13 5:16-cv-00083-EKD

Like other BitTorrent peer-to-peer file-sharing cases,
ME2 Productions Inc. accuses defendants of copyright infringement by using software and the internet to obtain the film “Mechanic: Resurrection” without paying the appropriate license fee. There will likely be more lawsuits filed in Virginia by ME2 Productions Inc.

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Looking for information on a ME2 Productions lawsuit in another state? Click on the state you are interested in:

If your internet address (“IP address”) is involved, your first notice of the lawsuit will probably be a letter from Comcast Cable internet and a copy of a subpoena from ME2 Productions Inc. Scroll down for additional information about these lawsuits.

Received a Subpoena from Comcast? The best thing to do is to talk with an experienced lawyer. 

Antonelli Law’s Virginia local counsel is attorney Peter Glazer. Call us at 312-201-8310 for a free lawyer consultation or to obtain our help.

Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia

Virginia copyright defense attorney Peter Glazer

Contact us and let our deep experience help you make the right legal decision for you. Call us at 312-201-8310 for a free lawyer consultation. We will help you decide what to do about the ME2 Productions Inc. subpoenas or summons. We have helped many Virginia residents sued or targeted in these type of lawsuits.

We can also defend you and help protect your anonymity in a ME2 Productions Inc. lawsuit if circumstances allow.

  • 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? We’ll help you to decide.

Remember, don’t panic. Learn the facts and your legal options by speaking for free to an Antonelli Law attorney confidentially at 312-201-8310 or use the contact form below.

Our clients say Antonelli Law is very good at:

  • Reducing your anxiety about the problem
  • Giving clear information to help you decide what to do
  • Responsive and accessible via phone and email
  • Tenacious and effective lawyers in lawsuit litigation

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, or prepare to fight back.

Attorneys: Don’t risk malpractice in a copyright lawsuit if you don’t do this type of work regularly – the  loser pays statutory and attorneys fees. We accept attorney referrals and are very experienced in this specialized litigation.

There are numerous ME2 Productions Inc. lawsuits. Antonelli Law is the most experienced BT copyright defense firm in the country and represents clients nationwide.

Each lawsuit is filed in federal court and requests permission to find out the real names of internet users associated with IP addresses suspected of being part of the movie downloading. This is done by sending a subpoena to the internet company (ISP). Most people find out they are involved in the lawsuit when they receive a letter from their internet company (ISP) such as Comcast, COX, Comcast, or Verizon informing them of the copyright infringement allegations. A copy of a ME2 Productions Inc. Subpoena will probably be enclosed.

If you are the account holder for an internet service provider (ISP), your name is linked to an IP address. If you receive a Comcast Cable or other ISP letter informing you a subpoena was received to reveal your identity for a copyright infringement lawsuit, call Antonelli Law nationwide about your options including a motion to quash the subpoena at 312-201-8310.

ME2 Productions Inc. subpoenas and summons can be scary or inconvenient, but we can help you manage the risk and the hassle.

Here is additional information about the ME2 Productions Inc. lawsuit in Colorado

One example of an ME2 Productions Inc. lawsuit (click for a copy) is ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-20 1:16-cv-02580-WYD-MEH.  The lawsuit alleges the defendants illegally downloaded the film between September 28 2016 and October 5 2016 via the following:

  • File hash number SHA1: 41E5C8F5DAE85A7230C884E3AB57E10A48BA04CE9

Please tell your friends NOT to download this movie or they may be sued. Their first notice will be receiving one of the several ME2 Productions Inc. subpoenas.

ME2 Productions Inc. is represented in the Virginia lawsuit by attorney Dale Jenson of Staunton, VA.

More Information About Antonelli Law’s Nationwide Defense Practice

Antonelli Law defense attorneys and local counsel are admitted to the district courts wherever ME2 Productions Inc. lawsuits are filed from coast to coast. We are able to represent you in your federal case without being more expensive or more difficult to hire than hiring a local law firm in part because federal courts require attorneys to file their papers electronically, and often conduct hearings by telephone. This makes frequent trips to the courthouse unnecessary.

We can also defend you and help protect your anonymity in a ME2 Productions Inc. lawsuit if circumstances allow.

Call us for a free consultation nationwide at 312-201-8310

Some of our attorneys are listed below. We represent clients in Hawaii, California, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Louisiana,Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.

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Legal Help for Illinois Residents Sued by Cook Productions for “Mr. Church” Movie Downloads

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Cook Productions Inc.  is accusing defendants of copyright infringement for downloading the film “Mr. Church” without paying the license fee. The movie stars Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson. The movie company has filed lawsuits against hundreds of people in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, and Oregon.

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Received a Subpoena from Cook Productions from your internet company? Read On.

Cook Productions Inc. is suing many people around the country. Initially, every person targeted is sued in the name of their IP address, and soon after their internet company will send them letters informing them of the lawsuit and a copy of the Cook Productions Inc subpoena.

There are Numerous Cook Productions Inc Lawsuits.

For example, the lawsuits filed on December 14th in the Northern District of Illinois federal court are:

  • 1:16-cv-11337  Cook Productions v. Does 1-29
  • 1:16-cv-11338 Cook Productions v. Does 1-24
  • 1:16-cv-11339 Cook Productions v. Does 1-23
  • 1:16-cv-11340 Cook Productions v. Does 1-25
  • 1:16-cv-11341 Cook Productions v. Does 1-18
  • 1:16-cv-11344 Cook Productions v. Does 1-21
  • 1:16-cv-11345 Cook Productions v. Does 1-15
  • 1:16-cv-11347 Cook Productions v. Does 1-14
  • 1:16-cv-11350 Cook Productions v. Does 1-13

Looking for information on a Cook Productions lawsuit in another state? Click on the state you are interested in:

 

Each lawsuit is filed in federal court and must request permission to find out the real names of internet users associated with the IP addresses suspected of downloading the movie.

Most people find out they are involved in the lawsuit when they receive a letter from their internet company (ISP) such as Comcast, COX, Comcast, or Verizon informing them of the copyright infringement allegations. A copy of the Cook Productions Inc. subpoena issued against the internet company to reveal your name will be enclosed.

If you received a Cook Productions Inc. Subpoena or were served a Summons in a Cook Productions Inc.lawsuit, call Antonelli Law at 312-201-8310 or click here to Talk to a Lawyer For Free.  We will explain what a motion to quash the subpoena is about. If you are the account holder for your internet account, your name is linked to an IP address which can be seen and tracked on the internet.

Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli of Chicago Has Been Interviewed By the Media Many Times – For Good Reason

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Jeffrey-Antonelli

Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli of Chicago has been interviewed by the media many times, including the longstanding lawyer’s publication Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. We not only want to do a great job representing our clients, we also want to do the right thing.  Click here for one such article on  attorney Jeffrey Antonelli.

Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is admitted to the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois, a credential few if any other lawyers looking to represent people accused by Cook Productions, Inc. have.

Antonelli Law has helped nearly 2,000 clients nationwide facing internet downloading lawsuits from Hawaii to New York and many states in between. We can even help you settle the lawsuit anonymously when you receive the ISP letter, if that is the best option for you.

Antonelli Law is the most experienced BT copyright defense law firm in the country.

The best thing to do is to talk with an experienced lawyer.

  • Learn about what the notice means.
  • Do you want to quickly and anonymously make this go away by resolving the lawsuit by settling?
  • Or do you want to prepare to fight the lawsuit?
  • Should you file a motion to quash the subpoena
  • Ask every question that concerns you.

This is what clients say Antonelli Law is very good at:

  • Reducing your anxiety about the problem
  • Giving clear information to help you decide what to do
  • Responsive and accessible via phone and email
  • Tenacious and effective lawyers in lawsuit litigation

Call us for a free consultation at 312-201-8310 nationwide or use the contact form below. More information can be found below the contact form.

Attorneys: Don’t risk malpractice in a copyright lawsuit where the  loser pays statutory and attorneys fees. We accept attorney referrals and are very experienced in this specialized litigation.

There are numerous Cook Productions Inc. lawsuits. We Can Help You. Antonelli Law is the most experienced BT copyright defense firm in the country and represents clients nationwide.

Each lawsuit is filed in federal court and requests permission to find out the real names of internet users associated with IP addresses suspected of being part of the movie downloading. This is done by sending a subpoena to the internet company (ISP).

Most people find out they are involved in the lawsuit when they receive a letter from their internet company (ISP) such as Comcast, COX, Comcast, or Verizon informing them of the copyright infringement allegations. A copy of a Cook Productions Inc. subpoena will probably be enclosed.

If you are the account holder for an internet service provider (ISP), your name is linked to an IP address. If you receive a Comcast Cable or other ISP letter informing you a subpoena was received to reveal your identity for a copyright infringement lawsuit, call Antonelli Law nationwide about your options including a motion to quash the subpoena at 312-201-8310.

Cook Productions Inc. subpoenas and summons can be scary or inconvenient, but we can help you manage the risk and the hassle.

Antonelli Law defense attorneys and local counsel are admitted to the district courts wherever Cook Productions Inc. lawsuits are filed from coast to coast. We are able to represent you in your federal case without being more expensive or more difficult to hire than hiring a local law firm in part because federal courts require attorneys to file their papers electronically, and often conduct hearings by telephone. This makes frequent trips to the courthouse unnecessary.

We can also defend you and help protect your anonymity in a Cook Productions Inc. lawsuit if circumstances allow.

Call us for a free consultation nationwide at 312-201-8310

Some of our attorneys are listed below. We represent clients in Hawaii, California, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Louisiana,Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.

Who Are Our Local Counsel?

 

Mark Del Bianco  Jurisdictions: Maryland, Washington DC

Attorney Mark Del Bianco is Antonelli Law's local counsel for Maryland and Washington DC
Attorney Mark Del Bianco is Antonelli Law’s Maryland local counsel for Maryland and Washington DC

 

Leslie Farber  Jurisdictions: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Leslie Farber - New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Leslie Farber – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

 

Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia

Virginia copyright defense attorney Peter Glazer
Virginia copyright defense attorney Peter Glazer

 

Byron L. Ames  Jurisdictions: Nevada & Utah

Byron L Ames Nevada & Utah local counsel BitTorrent Copyright Defense for Antonelli Law
Byron L Ames Nevada & Utah local counsel BitTorrent Copyright Defense for Antonelli Law

Tristan C. Robinson Jurisdiction: Texas

 

 

Jeffrey Antonelli  Jurisdictions: Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Michigan, Wisconsin, and others through pro hac vice

 

 

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Former Copyright Troll Lawyers Indicted – Prenda Law

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Attorneys John Steele and Paul Hansmeier have been indicted for allegedly inducing defendants to settle claims of copyright infringement for downloading pornographic movies, some of which they filmed themselves.

The indictment alleges fraudulent conduct on federal and state courts across the nation.

Cases the lawyers were involved in through their law firm Prenda Law included

and others.

Among the allegations of the indictment are that the defendant lawyers made $6,000,000 by using fraudulent lawsuits in state and federal court. An assistant made phone calls and sent letters threatening legal action unless they paid a settlement fee.

These Prenda Law copyright infringement lawsuits ground to a halt once Los Angeles federal court judge Judge Otis Wright called foul on the lawyers’ behavior, issuing an extraordinary sanctions order now referred to as the “Star Trek Order” due to Judge Otis Wright’s many references to Start Trek . The sanctions were upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Antonelli Law Represented Many Defendants Accused by Prenda Law.

Antonelli Law has represented many defendants accused by Prenda Law, and today Antonelli Law represents clients nationwide in movie download copyright infringement cases filed by many mainstream and other movie companies. A motion filed by Antonelli Law’s principal Jeffrey Antonelli to quash a subpoena issued by Prenda Law can be found here.

As a result of Jeffrey Antonelli’s work defending many clients accused of copyright infringement as a result of obtaining movies using BitTorrent, his article “Torrent Wars” was published by the Illinois State Bar Association.

Today Antonelli Law Represents Clients Nationwide in Movie Download Copyright Infringement Cases

These copyright infringement cases are filed by many mainstream and other movie companies including:

If you are targeted by a movie company accusing you of copyright infringement by obtaining a movie illegally via BitTorrent or another file-sharing internet protocol, call Antonelli Law at 312-201-8310 nationwide for a free consultation or use the contact form below.

Scroll down for helpful information on what to do if you have received a letter from Comcast, COX Communications, or another Internet service provider about copyright infringement claims and a subpoena.

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I received a Comcast letter and Subpoena – Help!

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.

Click here to contact us for a free attorney consultation or call us at 312-201-8310.

ISP Subpoena & Copyright Defense, BitTorrent lawsuits, Retain Antonelli Law Nationwide

Antonelli Law is one of the leading law firms in the country defending BitTorrent copyright infringement lawsuits. Antonelli Law has represented more than 1,500 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:

Malibu Media LLC v Doe
LHF Productions v. Does 1-15
Criminal Productions v. Does 1-15
Cell Film Holdings v. Does 1-15
Fathers & Daughters Nevada v Does 1-15

Others will file against unnamed defendants in the following ways:

Popcorn Time Users 1-10

Does 1-10 in Swarm Hash File Number
SHA1:6891D2D926CF288A517471D34419A95354D3DC8F

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:

AT&T
CenturyLink
Charter
Comcast
COX
Frontier
Hawaiian Telecom
Optimum
Time Warner
Verizon
Windstream

…. 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.

To get an overview of this type of litigation and what you might expect to experience, click here for Jeffrey Antonelli’s article Torrent Wars: Copyright trolls, legitimate IP rights, and the need for new rules vetting evidence and to amend the Copyright Act published by the Illinois State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property section, October 2013.

The article John Doe Copyright Suits’ No.1 Target” quoting Jeffrey Antonelli is also helpful to understand the rise of BitTorrent “John Doe” copyright lawsuits, including by Malibu Media LLC.

Recent Press on Antonelli Law
Click here for an NPR/WBEZ interview with attorney Jeffrey Antonelli.

“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.”

Our Legal Services

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.

 

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