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UN4 Productions Inc Sues Over “Boyka: Undisputed” Free Movie Downloads – Antonelli Law Defense & Information

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UN4 Productions Inc., the movie company behind the fighting film Boyka: Undisputed has begun filing federal copyright infringement lawsuits in a number of states alleging internet users illegally downloaded the movie for free.

Due to UN4 Productions Inc. affiliation with Millennium Films, we expect many more lawsuits to be filed across the country  – just as was the case for other Millennium Films lawsuits like LHF Productions, Inc.’s “London Has Fallen”.

You Probably Received a Letter from your ISP Notifying You  a Subpoena was Received From UN4 Productions

If you are reading this article, you were probably searching the internet for information because you received a letter from your ISP notifying you that a subpoena was received from UN4 Productions. We can help. The subpoena demands that the ISP reveal the internet account holder’s name and address to UN4 productions for purposes of the copyright infringement lawsuit.

The ISP notice will inform you that you have the legal right to file a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena to prevent your name and address from being revealed to movie company. Click here for information on filing a motion to quash the subpoena.

Want to Talk to Antonelli Law About These Questions Right Away? Start Here

Contact US

If you want to talk for free with a defense lawyer right away about a UN4 Productions lawsuit, use our contact form above or call us at 312-201-8310 nationwide. We’re the nation’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm. Or scroll down to continue learning more about these lawsuits.

Are Movie Download Lawsuits like the UN4 Productions Lawsuit Wrong?

It is undisputed that internet piracy is a large problem for copyright holders. However, innocent people are being targeted in free movie download lawsuits because the data can be wrong, and paying the internet bill does not mean you illegally downloaded the movie for free.

Does UN4 Productions Inc. Have Enough Data to Prove Its Claims?

In many free movie lawsuits, the movie company alleges that its agents obtained data from the alleged IP address of the defendant in what is called a BitTorrent “swarm” – which is one way people download large files.

How much data is enough for a legally sufficient lawsuit complaint?

In some cases, these lawsuits can be challenged because the Plaintiff must show:

  1. It has ownership of a valid copyright and
  2. The defendant violated the copyright owner’s exclusive rights under the Copyright Act.

In one case Antonelli Law defended (a different movie than the one here), on behalf of our client we contended that Plaintiff did not allege sufficient evidence to show that any of its copyrighted materials were violated. The movie company submitted a declaration of its agent (not the same as the company in this article) stating that “multiple bits were conveyed over [the] connection.” However, we argued, multiple “bits” of data do not translate to a viewable image close enough to approximate being substantially similar to the movie company’s copyrighted work.

As Law Professor Matthew Sag states in his recent article “Defense Against the Dark Arts of Copyright Trolling”:

“the isolated “bits” of the movie that [Plaintiff] supposedly received from the defendant’s IP address do not meet the standard for copyright infringement. In the cases that we have studied, the plaintiffs have offered declarations that defendant’s IP address was observed transmitting data with a certain hash value. That hash value, it is alleged, is the same as the hash value of a piece that the witness combined with other pieces to create a file identical to the copyright owner’s work… note that these declarations say nothing about the size or contents of the portions of the work actually downloaded from the defendant’s IP address. In essence, the plaintiff can only state truthfully that its software observed the defendant’s IP address transmitting a fraction of the work….”There is nothing in either declaration that would allow the court to conclude that the “bits” and “pieces” captured by [plaintiff’s experts’] technology as allegedly distributed from Doe’s IP address meet the standard of originality justifying a finding that they are protectable elements of the works.

So How Much Data Did UN4 Productions Allegedly Observe From Defendants?

In at least one UN4 Productions lawsuit, the movie company’s lawsuit Complaint states that “Each Defendant had copied a piece of the Plaintiff’s Work identified by the Unique Hash Number”.

Is this all the evidence that they have?

If so, are these allegations in the UN4 Productions lawsuit enough to withstand a motion to dismiss the Complaint under federal rule 12(b)(6)? A defendant will need to ask the judge to make that determination. It may cost more to do this than to settle, but this could be the right strategy for some who are targeted in UN4 Productions lawsuits.

Have You Received a Letter or Summons?

Have you received a letter, summons, or subpoena about the UN4 Productions, Inc. lawsuit? If so, you may have questions regarding your legal options about defending yourself.

After being targeted in a copyright infringement lawsuit by UN4 Productions, Inc, it usually starts with a letter from your internet company and may be followed by another letter from the movie company’s lawyer. You could also receive something called a Waiver of Service of Summons.

What Are These Lawsuits About?

  • Critics of these lawsuits say its about the movie company generating more revenue.
  • The movie company says it is filing these lawsuits to stop piracy of its intellectual property.

What Are Movie Downloading Cases in General About? What Are “Copyright Troll” Lawsuits?

If you want to read more, consider reading the article I wrote about “copyright troll” litigation which was published by the Illinois State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section:

Torrent Wars

Copyright Trolls, Legitimate IP rights, and the Need for New Rules Vetting Evidence and to Amend the Copyright Act

by Jeffrey J. Antonelli

How Can Antonelli Law Help Me?

We’re the nation’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm.  Antonelli Law will help you decide what to do about UN4 Productions letters, subpoenas, and summons. We have helped many people across the country (nearly 2,000) accused of downloading movies over the internet in these type of lawsuits.

Copyright infringement lawsuits are based in federal law, so we can help you anywhere you live in the United States.

We will give you an Individualized, No Pressure, Professional Consultation – For Free.

  • 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.
  • Have us negotiate a settlement for you, including a proper settlement agreement that is in your interest, and a dismissal order entered by the federal court to protect you and which you keep for your records.

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.

The lawsuits are premised on the US Copyright Act alleging copyright infringement through peer-to-peer file sharing.

The Lawsuits in the Colorado Are:

  • UN4 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-19 1:17-cv-01253-WYD-MEH

 The Lawsuits in the Indiana Are:

  • UN4 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-11 1:17-cv-01710-RLY-DML

The Lawsuits in the New York Are:

  • UN4 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-17 1:17-cv-03699-LTS

 The Lawsuits in the North Carolina Are:

  • UN4 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-9  5:2017-cv-00238
  • UN4 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-15   5:2017-cv-00232
  • UN4 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-10 1:2017-cv-00453
  • UN4 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-14  1:2017-cv-00455
  • UN4 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-12  1:2017-cv-00444

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 UN4 Productions Inc. Scroll down for additional information about these lawsuits or click here for our FAQ on movie download lawsuits.

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

Antonelli Law’s BT copyright defense attorneys in Chicago are Jeffrey Antonelli and Melissa Brabender.  Call us at 312-201-8310 for a free lawyer consultation or to obtain our help.

Antonelli Law’s Nationwide Local Counsel

Byron L Ames Nevada & Utah local counsel

Jeffrey Antonelli – Main Office

Jeffrey Antonelli
Attorney Jefferey Antonelli

Jeffrey-Antonelli

Melissa Brabender – Main Office

Attorney Melissa Brabender
Attorney Melissa Brabender

Attorney Melissa Brabender

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

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

Virginia copyright defense attorney Peter Glazer

Tristan C. Robinson Jurisdiction: Texas

Southern District of Texas

Southern District of Texas

Call us and let our deep experience help you make the right legal decision for your circumstances at 312-201-8310 for a free lawyer consultation. We will help you decide what to do about the UN4 Productions Inc. subpoenas or summons.

We have helped many Chicago area residents sued or targeted in these type of lawsuits. We can also defend you and help protect your anonymity in a lawsuit if circumstances allow.

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.

What You Will Learn in Our Free Consultation

            • 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.

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.”

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 above.

What Steps Are in a  UN4 Productions Inc. Lawsuit?

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 UN4 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.

UN4 Productions Inc. subpoenas and summons can be scary or inconvenient, but we can help you manage the risk and the hassle.

Please tell your friends NOT to download this movie or they may be sued. Their first notice will be receiving one of the several UN4 Productions Inc. subpoenas.

UN4 Productions Inc. is represented in the Illinois lawsuit by attorney Michael Hierl and the law firm Hughes Socol Piers Resnick Dym, Ltd.

More Information About Antonelli Law’s Nationwide Defense Practice

Antonelli Law defense attorneys and local counsel are admitted to the district courts wherever UN4 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 UN4 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 nationwide including in Hawaii, California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.

 

 

 

 

 

It is undisputed that internet piracy is a large problem for copyright holders. However, innocent people are being targeted in free movie download lawsuits because the data can be wrong, and paying the internet bill does not mean you illegally downloaded the movie for free.

Does UN4 Productions Inc. Have Enough Data to Prove Its Claims?

In many free movie lawsuits, the movie company alleges that its agents obtained data from the alleged IP address of the defendant in what is called a BitTorrent “swarm” – which is one way people download large files.

But how much data is enough for a legally sufficient lawsuit complaint? In some cases, these lawsuits can be challenged because the Plaintiff must show:

  1. It has ownership of a valid copyright and
  2. The defendant violated the copyright owner’s exclusive rights under the Copyright Act.

In one case Antonelli Law defended (a different movie than the one here), on behalf of our client we contended that Plaintiff did not allege sufficient evidence to show that any of its copyrighted materials were violated. The movie company submitted a declaration of its agent (not the same as the company in this article) stating that “multiple bits were conveyed over [the] connection.” However, we argued, multiple “bits” of data do not translate to a viewable image close enough to approximate being substantially similar to the movie company’s copyrighted work.

As Law Professor Matthew Sag states in his recent article “Defense Against the Dark Arts of Copyright Trolling”:

“the isolated “bits” of the movie that [Plaintiff] supposedly received from the defendant’s IP address do not meet the standard for copyright infringement. In the cases that we have studied, the plaintiffs have offered declarations that defendant’s IP address was observed transmitting data with a certain hash value. That hash value, it is alleged, is the same as the hash value of a piece that the witness combined with other pieces to create a file identical to the copyright owner’s work… note that these declarations say nothing about the size or contents of the portions of the work actually downloaded from the defendant’s IP address. In essence, the plaintiff can only state truthfully that its software observed the defendant’s IP address transmitting a fraction of the work….”There is nothing in either declaration that would allow the court to conclude that the “bits” and “pieces” captured by [plaintiff’s experts’] technology as allegedly distributed from Doe’s IP address meet the standard of originality justifying a finding that they are protectable elements of the works.

So How Much Data Did UN4 Productions Allegedly Observe From Defendants?

In at least one UN4 Productions lawsuit, the movie company’s lawsuit Complaint states that “Each Defendant had copied a piece of the Plaintiff’s Work identified

by the Unique Hash Number”. Is this all the evidence that they have? If so, are these allegations in the UN4 Productions lawsuit enough to withstand a motion to dismiss the Complaint under federal rule 12(b)(6)? A defendant will need to ask the judge to make that determination. It may cost more to do this than to settle, but this could be the right strategy for some who are targeted in UN4 Productions lawsuits.

Want to Talk to Antonelli Law About These Questions Right Away? Start Here

Contact US

If you want to talk for free with a defense lawyer right away about a UN4 Productions lawsuit, use our contact form above or call us at 312-201-8310 nationwide. We’re the nation’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm. Or scroll down to continue learning more about these lawsuits.

Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is a member of the federal trial bar and general bar of the Northern District of Illinois federal court.

Have You Received a Letter or Summons?

Have you received a letter, summons, or subpoena from attorney Michael Hierl of the law firm Hughes, Socol Piers Resnick & Dym about the UN4 Productions, Inc. lawsuit? If so, you may have questions regarding your legal options about defending yourself.

After being targeted in a copyright infringement lawsuit by UN4 Productions, Inc, it usually starts with a letter from your internet company and may be followed by another letter from the movie company’s lawyer, Michael Hierl of the law firm Hughes, Socol Piers Resnick & Dym. You could also receive something called a Waiver of Service of Summons. This all relates to allegations that someone used your internet account to illegally download the movie “Mechanic Resurrection”.

What Are These Lawsuits About?

  • Critics of these lawsuits say its about the movie company generating more revenue.
  • The movie company says it is filing these lawsuits to stop piracy of its intellectual property.

What Are Movie Downloading Cases in General About? What Are “Copyright Troll” Lawsuits?

If you want to read more, consider reading the article I wrote about “copyright troll” litigation which was published by the Illinois State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section:

Torrent Wars

Copyright Trolls, Legitimate IP rights, and the Need for New Rules Vetting Evidence and to Amend the Copyright Act

by Jeffrey J. Antonelli

How Can Antonelli Law Help Me?

We’re the nation’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm.  Antonelli Law will help you decide what to do about UN4 Productions letters, subpoenas, and summons. We have helped many people across the country (nearly 2,000) accused of downloading movies over the internet in these type of lawsuits. Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is admitted to the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois.

We will give you an Individualized, No Pressure, Professional Consultation – For Free.

  • 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.
  • Have us negotiate a settlement for you, including a proper settlement agreement that is in your interest, and a dismissal order entered by the federal court to protect you and which you keep for your records.

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.

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

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The lawsuits are premised on the US Copyright Act alleging copyright infringement through peer-to-peer file sharing.

The Lawsuits in the Colorado Are:

  •  UN4 Productions Inc v John Does 1-19 1:17-cv-01253-WYD-MEH

The lawsuits in Indiana Are:

  • UN4 Productions Inc v John Does 1-10 1:17-cv-00228-TLS-SLC
  • UN4 Productions Inc v John Does 1-11  1:17-cv-01710-RLY-DM

The lawsuits in New York Are:

  • UN4 Productions Inc v John Does 1-15 1:17-cv-03698-LTS

The Lawsuits in the North Carolina Are:

The Lawsuits in the Washington Are:

The Lawsuits in the Colorado Are:

 

 

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 UN4 Productions Inc. Scroll down for additional information about these lawsuits or click here for our FAQ on movie download lawsuits.

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

Antonelli Law’s BT copyright defense attorneys in Chicago are Jeffrey Antonelli and Melissa Brabender.  Call us at 312-201-8310 for a free lawyer consultation or to obtain our help.

Antonelli Law’s Nationwide Local Counsel

Byron L Ames Nevada & Utah local counsel

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

Jefferey Antonelli – Main Office

Jeffrey-Antonelli

Melissa Brabender – Main Office

Attorney Melissa Brabender

Mark Del Bianco  Jurisdictions: Maryland, 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

Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia

Virginia copyright defense attorney Peter Glazer

Tristan C. Robinson Jurisdiction: Texas

Southern District of Texas

Call us and let our deep experience help you make the right legal decision for your circumstances at 312-201-8310 for a free lawyer consultation. We will help you decide what to do about the UN4 Productions Inc. subpoenas or summons.

We have helped many Chicago area residents sued or targeted in these type of lawsuits. We can also defend you and help protect your anonymity in a lawsuit if circumstances allow.

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.

What You Will Learn in Our Free Consultation

            • 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.

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.”

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 above.

What Steps Are in a  UN4 Productions Inc. Lawsuit?

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 UN4 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.

UN4 Productions Inc. subpoenas and summons can be scary or inconvenient, but we can help you manage the risk and the hassle.

Please tell your friends NOT to download this movie or they may be sued. Their first notice will be receiving one of the several UN4 Productions Inc. subpoenas.

More Information About Antonelli Law’s Nationwide Defense Practice

Antonelli Law defense attorneys and local counsel are admitted to the district courts wherever UN4 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 UN4 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 nationwide including in Hawaii, California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.

 

 

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Should You File a Motion to Quash Subpoena in a ME2 Productions or Other Movie Download Case? Antonelli Law Defense & Information

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You’re a target of a movie downloading lawsuit. Your first notification will be from your internet company (like Comcast). The notice will tell you the movie company subpoenaed it to release your name and address.

The subpoena may be from ME2 Productions, LHF ProductionsMalibu Media LLC, or any of a number of other BitTorrent copyright movie plaintiffs.  Your notice from your ISP will likely tell you that the subpoena is subject to your filing a motion to quash (or vacate) the subpoena in the federal court that the copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in.

This Article Provides Information on the Relative Risks and Benefits of Filing a Motion to Quash the Subpoena.

Deciding whether to file a motion to quash a subpoena is a gamble that may either kill off the case against you completely (a great win, and cheaper than paying to settle), or may be a waste of time and money – and the outcome cannot be predicted.

Caveat: This article is not legal advice, seek competent legal advice from an experienced lawyer such as the lawyers at Antonelli Law for your particular circumstances.

After Reading This Article Contact Antonelli Law for a Free Consultation

After reading this article, call us for a free consultation nationwide at 312-201-8310 or use the contact form below. We’re the nation’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm.

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How Might Filing a Motion to Quash Help Me?

If a motion to quash persuades the judge that the movie company’s lawsuit Complaint is so deficient that it cannot be repaired, because of either jurisdictional or technical reasons, then filing a motion to quash is probably worthwhile.

In many cases in the past we at Antonelli Law usually did not recommend filing a motion to quash the subpoena because of the risks that are described below. But in 2017, we are again encouraged that filing motions to quash the subpoena in BitTorrent movie download cases may just be worthwhile.

Why? Because a new law journal article by Loyola Law Professor Matthew Sag has been published explaining why in his opinion many (if not all) of BitTorrent copyright infringement cases don’t really state enough evidence, at least in the  lawsuit’s Complaint. Law Professor Matthew Sag’s article is called Defense Against the Dark Arts of Copyright Trolling.

Basically, our argument goes like this:

 “The lawsuit’s complaint alleging copyright infringement really only alleges that a few “bits” of data were directly observed transmitted with the IP address in question. That’s not enough to make out a copyright infringement claim. Therefore, if the court should throw out the lawsuit’s complaint based on this deficiency (through something called a 12(b)(6) motion) then it should quash the subpoena.

These arguments are not new.

However, we believe that when a law professor says the same things rather than “just a lawyer” arguing on behalf of a client, a judge (and his or her judicial law clerks) just might take the argument more seriously.

For example, we recently filed a motion to quash in a Malibu Media LLC case, and days before the court hearing on the motion Malibu Media LLC agreed to dismiss the lawsuit against our client.

Was it due to the argument we made above? Or was it the additional argument we made based on jurisdiction that our client was in Indiana and the lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of Illinois? Or something else? We will probably  never know.

If we agree to file a motions to quash the subpoena in your ME2 Productions, LHF Productions, Malibu Media LLC or other movie downloading lawsuit, it will likely be because after detailed discussion with our client it is hoped that not only will the judge grant the motion, but he or she will also and dispose of the case permanently against the client.

If you are interested in pursuing this route please read below to see why filing a motion to quash the subpoena might not end the case permanently against you, and could even work against you.  And of course feel free to speak with an Antonelli Law attorney for free to evaluate whether filing a motion to quash the subpoena makes sense for you.

How Would Filing a Motion to Quash the Subpoena Work Against Me?

When you are being targeted by your IP address in a BitTorrent copyright infringement lawsuit, the plaintiff that filed the lawsuit does not know who you are. All they have is an IP address. (An IP address does not identify the guilty party, but that is beyond the scope of this page). In order to find out the identity of the ISP accountholder, the plaintiff must file a special, early request with the court soon after the lawsuit complaint is filed pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 (d)(1).

Here is the problem: In a multiple defendant case (e.g., Does 1-25), even if you win a motion to quash the subpoena, the plaintiff will probably have the right to file lawsuits individually against each and every one of the defendants, including you.

Filing a motion to quash the the subpoena is often based on one or more of the following factors:

1) The court in which the lawsuit was filed is not in your jurisdiction

2) The plaintiff has joined too many defendants (e.g. Does 1-25) and the court has been deprived of a great deal of filing fees instead of filing individual suits and the case docket will become unmanageable. Technically this is an additional motion to “sever” the defendants from each other.

3) The plaintiff has engaged in some kind of dirty business or technical chicanery, such as unethical practices in prior cases; the complaint fails to state a cause of action and does not include necessary facts; or the BitTorrent “swarm” as alleged in the complaint does not properly connect the numerous defendants together.

Oftentimes, after the court skirmish over the motion to quash is decided by the court, if the defendant “wins” the motion to quash and the court orders the lawsuit “severed” the court will order the ISP subpoenas quashed for the remaining defendants (e.g. Does 1-99).

So, what happens next?

What happens next is the plaintiff immediately files individual lawsuits against the defendants that filed the motions to quash in the first place
.

Now, the defendants that “won” the motion to quash the subpoena in the original lawsuit against multiple defendants (eg. against 100 John Doe defendants) are in a much weaker position because the reasons the court granted the original motion to quash are now absent in the second lawsuit against the individual defendant. It is now almost certain that any new, second motion to quash will be rejected by the court and the plaintiff will finally find out your identity and serve you with a summons and complaint.

So, to summarize, the people that filed a motion to quash the subpoena in the original multiple defendant lawsuit have:

1) Paid a lawyer fees for a motion to quash that did not work in removing the legal threat against them

2) Made themselves targets of a new lawsuit which names them individually

3) May have a higher settlement price to deal with the second lawsuit, and may have paid much larger legal fees

4) Have had to deal with the threat of a federal lawsuit for many months

What Does Antonelli Law Advise to Do if I Do Not Want to Settle?

Every case is unique and each individual must discuss their specific facts and tolerance for risk with an attorney. In addition, there may be material changes in the law, plaintiffs’ behavior, or the courts that make the thoughts expressed in this page moot. This website is not intended to give legal advice and does not do so. However, generally speaking, our thinking has been that if someone has received an ISP letter notifying them a subpoena has been issued requesting their identity and they do not wish to settle and instead wish to take their chances with being named and served with a lawsuit, do not file a motion to quash. If you want to take the risk, save the money you would have spent on a motion to quash  and instead use it to settle the case if: a) you are served a summons and complaint, or b) you are actually targeted in an individual lawsuit against you. And, if you are never served with the complaint, you will have spent nothing – not even attorneys fees.

In order for the gamble of not settling to work the plaintiff must not follow through with serving you with a summons (or waiver of service) and complaint. This might happen if the plaintiff has troubles with the court or if after going after a number of defendants (say for example the first 30 does in a case with defendants numbering 1-100) the plaintiff decides it has better things to do. No one can predict ahead of time if the plaintiff will follow through and serve you with a summons  (or waiver of service) and complaint.

When Should a Motion to Quash Be Filed?

We do file motions to quash and believe they can work in certain limited circumstances. Answering the simple question “Is it worth it?” for you is a little complicated and best discussed in a free initial consultation with our firm. Here are some broad guidelines to discuss with an attorney:

First, if you live in a jurisdiction different than the one the lawsuit was filed in and the jurisdiction you live in is hostile to copyright trolls and/or there are no current attorneys representing the plaintiff in your jurisdiction, a motion to quash based on lack of jurisdiction is probably a good idea.

Second, motions to quash can do a number of important things. They can inform the court of defects it was not previously aware of in the plaintiff’s complaint or background. As stated above, a motion to quash can inform the court that the plaintiff has engaged in some kind of dirty business or technical chicanery, such as unethical practices in prior cases. Also, you may catch a lucky break if the plaintiff’s case crumbles at this stage.

Antonelli Law will advise you, take the time to explain some of the complicating factors at work, and let YOU make the call according to your values, tolerance for risk and ability to pay. Sound like good lawyerly advice? We believe so.

We like a good fight that makes sense. After all, we’ve been litigators from the very start of our careers and have the “fire in the belly” to take it all the way. Call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli for a free initial consultation at 312-201-8310 or email him at Jeffrey@Antonelli-Law.com.


Has Antonelli Law Been Successful with Motions to Quash?

Yes.

  • 2017  Antonelli Law filed a motion to quash in the Northern District of Illinois against Malibu Media LLC. The case was dismissed without prejudice just days before the hearing on the motion, without our client paying anything to Malibu Media LLC.
  • 2016: Antonelli Law and local counsel win order in Malibu Media LLC case in Northern District of California case staying the subpoena, resulting in settlement favorable to our client. Click here for the Order.
  • Antonelli Law and local counsel win order quashing Malibu Media subpoena and granting all does but Doe 1 to be severed and dismissed as a result of our reply in support of motion to quash and motion to quash in New Jersey
Disclaimer: Past successes are not a guarantee of future results, and your individual case must be analyzed in terms of the law and other factors. Call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli for a free initial consultation at 312-201-8310 or email him at Jeffrey@Antonelli-Law.com.


Can I Just Do Nothing and Wait?

Yes. You can also do nothing and wait. The plaintiffs will likely send one or two threatening settlement demand letters. Whether they follow through and actually name and serve you is an uncertain risk. This phase of the lawsuit can be described as game of “chicken”: you either do not spend a dime because the case goes away (or they don’t get to sue you for some reason), or if they do sue you it may cost you more for defending it and to settle the case or possibly having an expensive judgment entered against you. You should reflect on how you feel about these possible outcomes. Nobody is in your shoes but you.


No one can predict ahead of time if the plaintiff will follow through and serve you with a summons  (or waiver of service) and complaint.

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

Call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli for a free initial consultation at 312-201-8310 or email him at Jeffrey@Antonelli-Law.com. This is a swiftly changing area of law and we continually follow the latest developments.  Our last complex trial involved computer firewalls,  sophisticated commercial networks, and a Microsoft certified expert.

Many people are receiving notices from their ISP (Internet Service Provider) informing them a subpoena was received demanding their name and address. If you do nothing, the ISP will release your name and address to the plaintiff’s attorneys on the date indicated in the notice. People are also receiving Summons in the mail requesting waiver of service of process. Call us for a free initial consultation if you receive either of these.

We offer a reasonable Flat Fee for helping you settle and remain anonymous in many cases; and reasonable fees for motions to quash and for defending you if you are named as a defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit. We gladly accept referrals from other attorneys and accept clients for Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, Washington DC, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Colorado, and other states’ federal courts on pro hac vice application around the country.

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ME2 Productions Inc Sues 800 Chicago Internet Users – But Do They Have Enough Evidence? Antonelli Law Defense & Information

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ME2 Productions Inc Sues 800 Chicago Internet Users – But Do They Have Enough Evidence? Antonelli Law Defense & Information

ME2 Productions Inc. , the copyright holder of the movie  “Mechanic: Resurrection” starring Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, and Tommy Lee Jones has sued a staggering 800 Chicagoland internet users in the Northern District of Illinois federal court (and in other states) alleging they illegally downloaded the movie for free.

While it is undisputed that internet piracy is a large problem for copyright holders, innocent people are being targeted in free movie download lawsuits because the data can be wrong, and paying the internet bill does not mean you illegally downloaded the movie for free.

Does ME2 Productions Inc. Have Enough Data to Prove Its Claims?

In many free movie lawsuits, the movie company alleges that its agents obtained data from the alleged IP address of the defendant in what is called a BitTorrent “swarm” – which is one way people download large files.

But how much data is enough for a legally sufficient lawsuit complaint? In some cases, these lawsuits can be challenged because the Plaintiff must show:

  1. It has ownership of a valid copyright and
  2. The defendant violated the copyright owner’s exclusive rights under the Copyright Act.

In one case Antonelli Law defended (a different movie than the one here), on behalf of our client we contended that Plaintiff did not allege sufficient evidence to show that any of its copyrighted materials were violated. The movie company submitted a declaration of its agent (not the same as the company in this article) stating that “multiple bits were conveyed over [the] connection.” However, we argued, multiple “bits” of data do not translate to a viewable image close enough to approximate being substantially similar to the movie company’s copyrighted work.

As Law Professor Matthew Sag states in his recent article “Defense Against the Dark Arts of Copyright Trolling”:

“the isolated “bits” of the movie that [Plaintiff] supposedly received from the defendant’s IP address do not meet the standard for copyright infringement. In the cases that we have studied, the plaintiffs have offered declarations that defendant’s IP address was observed transmitting data with a certain hash value. That hash value, it is alleged, is the same as the hash value of a piece that the witness combined with other pieces to create a file identical to the copyright owner’s work… note that these declarations say nothing about the size or contents of the portions of the work actually downloaded from the defendant’s IP address. In essence, the plaintiff can only state truthfully that its software observed the defendant’s IP address transmitting a fraction of the work….”There is nothing in either declaration that would allow the court to conclude that the “bits” and “pieces” captured by [plaintiff’s experts’] technology as allegedly distributed from Doe’s IP address meet the standard of originality justifying a finding that they are protectable elements of the works.

So How Much Data Did ME2 Productions Allegedly Observe From Defendants?

In at least one ME2 Productions lawsuit, the movie company filed a declaration of Daniel Arheidt, working as a consultant for Maverickeye UG of Germany. That declaration appears to merely say that the Maverick Monitor software works by directly connecting with the computer at each IP address and downloading “a portion” of the infringing file.

Are these allegations in the ME2 Productions lawsuit enough to withstand a motion to dismiss the Complaint under federal rule 12(b)(6)? A defendant will need to ask the judge to make that determination. It may cost more to do this than to settle, but this could be the right strategy for some who are targeted in ME2 Productions lawsuits.

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If you want to talk for free with a defense lawyer right away about a ME2 Productions lawsuit, use our contact form above or call us at 312-201-8310 nationwide. We’re the nation’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm. Or scroll down to continue learning more about these lawsuits.

Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is a member of the federal trial bar and general bar of the Northern District of Illinois federal court.

Have You Received a Letter or Summons?

Have you received a letter, summons, or subpoena from attorney Michael Hierl of the law firm Hughes, Socol Piers Resnick & Dym about the ME2 Productions, Inc. lawsuit? If so, you may have questions regarding your legal options about defending yourself.

After being targeted in a copyright infringement lawsuit by ME2 Productions, Inc, it usually starts with a letter from your internet company and may be followed by another letter from the movie company’s lawyer, Michael Hierl of the law firm Hughes, Socol Piers Resnick & Dym. You could also receive something called a Waiver of Service of Summons. This all relates to allegations that someone used your internet account to illegally download the movie “Mechanic Resurrection”.

What Are These Lawsuits About?

  • Critics of these lawsuits say its about the movie company generating more revenue.
  • The movie company says it is filing these lawsuits to stop piracy of its intellectual property.

What Are Movie Downloading Cases in General About? What Are “Copyright Troll” Lawsuits?

If you want to read more, consider reading the article I wrote about “copyright troll” litigation which was published by the Illinois State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section:

Torrent Wars

Copyright Trolls, Legitimate IP rights, and the Need for New Rules Vetting Evidence and to Amend the Copyright Act

by Jeffrey J. Antonelli

How Can Antonelli Law Help Me?

We’re the nation’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm.  Antonelli Law will help you decide what to do about ME2 Productions letters, subpoenas, and summons. We have helped many people across the country (nearly 2,000) accused of downloading movies over the internet in these type of lawsuits. Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is admitted to the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois.

We will give you an Individualized, No Pressure, Professional Consultation – For Free.

  • 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.
  • Have us negotiate a settlement for you, including a proper settlement agreement that is in your interest, and a dismissal order entered by the federal court to protect you and which you keep for your records.

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.

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The lawsuits are premised on the US Copyright Act alleging copyright infringement through peer-to-peer file sharing. There will probably be even more lawsuits filed in Illinois by ME2 Productions Inc.

The Lawsuits in the Northern District of Illinois Are:

        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-20 1:17-cv-03846
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-18 1:17-cv-03847
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-23 1:17-cv-03850
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-27 1:17-cv-03851
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-28 1:17-cv-03852
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-24 1:17-cv-03183
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-27 1:17-cv-03184
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-37 1:17-cv-03186
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-36 1:17-cv-03188
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-29 1:17-cv-03189
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-19 1:17-cv-02992
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-21 1:17-cv-02993
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-20 1:17-cv-02994
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-36 1:17-cv-02995
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-21 1:17-cv-02996
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-25 1:17-cv-02462
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-29 1:17-cv-02464
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-31 1:17-cv-02465
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-31 1:17-cv-02466
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-36 1:17-cv-02467
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-23 1:17-cv-02418
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-19 1:17-cv-02419
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-21 1:17-cv-02420
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-22 1:17-cv-02421
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-24 1:17-cv-02423
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-32 1:17-cv-01469
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-34 1:17-cv-01471
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-33 1:17-cv-01473
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-25 1:17-cv-01476
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-24 1:17-cv-01478
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-23 1:17-cv-01532
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-28 1:17-cv-01535
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-31 1:17-cv-01536
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-34 1:17-cv-01539
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-28 1:17-cv-01541
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-25 1:17-cv-00706
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-25 1:17-cv-00708
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-26 1:17-cv-00710
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-25 1:17-cv-00712
        • ME2 Productions v Does 1-42 1:17-cv-00714

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 or click here for our FAQ on movie download lawsuits.

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

Antonelli Law’s BT copyright defense attorneys in Chicago are Jeffrey Antonelli and Melissa Brabender.  Call us at 312-201-8310 for a free lawyer consultation or to obtain our help.

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Leslie Farber  Jurisdictions: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

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Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia

Virginia copyright defense attorney Peter Glazer
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Tristan C. Robinson Jurisdiction: Texas

Southern District of Texas

Call us and let our deep experience help you make the right legal decision for your circumstances 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 Chicago area 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.

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.

What You Will Learn in Our Free Consultation

            • 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.

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.”

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 above.

What Steps Are in a ME2 Productions Inc. Lawsuit?

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.

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 Illinois lawsuit by attorney Michael Hierl and the law firm Hughes Socol Piers Resnick Dym, Ltd.

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 nationwide including in Hawaii, California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.

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ME2 Productions Judge in Nevada Too Late: Settlement Demand Letters Despite ISP Subpoena Hold – Antonelli Law Defense & Information

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ME2 Productions Inc., the copyright holder of the movie  “Mechanic: Resurrection” starring Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, and Tommy Lee Jones is suing many COX Communications and CenturyLink internet subscribers in Nevada federal court in Las Vegas.

But Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe Ordered that ME2 Productions, Inc. show cause why the defendants in the case should not be severed.

And, in the meantime while that issue is being resolved, on May 10th Judge Koppe Ordered that the ISPs who had been subpoenaed to turn over the names and addresses of the internet account holders not provide this information:

The Court hereby ORDERS the recipients of the subpoenas not to provide the subpoenaed information pending resolution of the order to show cause. Plaintiff is further ORDERED to immediately serve a copy of this order on the recipients of the subpoenas, and to file a proof of service so indicating by noon on 5/12/17.

On May 11th, ME2 Productions duly filed the following certificate of service indicating it had served the ISPs with the court’s Order (CenturyLink, COX Communications, and Charter Communications) . Cert of Service re Order on ISPs

Unfortunately, this appears to have been too late. At least according to one caller to Antonelli Law in case number 17-cv-00723 they already received a settlement demand letter from Hamrick & Evans attorney Chaz Rainey about the ME2 Productions  lawsuit.

You May Have Questions About This Lawsuit

You may have questions about your legal options, such as how to defend yourself. You might want information about settling the claims, anonymously if possible.  And you may have questions about whether you should sign the Waiver of Service of Summons Form that may be included in the paperwork you received with the letter.

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If you want to talk for free with a defense lawyer right away, use or contact form below or call us at 312-201-8310 nationwide. We’re the nation’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm, and our Las Vegas counsel is attorney Byron L. Ames. You may scroll down to continue learning more about these lawsuits.

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What Are These Lawsuits About?

ME2 Productions Inc., the copyright holder of the movie  “Mechanic: Resurrection” starring Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, and Tommy Lee Jones is suing many COX Communications and CenturyLink internet subscribers in Nevada federal court in Las Vegas alleging they illegally downloaded the movie for free. The movie’s plot involves rescuing Jessica Alba’s character when she is kidnapped.

ME2 Productions Inc. accuses defendants of copyright infringement by using software such as BitTorrent and the internet to obtain the film “Mechanic: Resurrection” without paying the appropriate license fee.

Critics of these lawsuits say its about the movie company generating more revenue. The movie company says it is filing these lawsuits to stop piracy of its intellectual property.

What Internet Company Users Are Affected?

So far, users with internet accounts of the following ISPs are being targeted:

  • CenturyLink
  • Charter Communications
  • Cox Communications
  • Versaweb, LLC

Can I File a Motion to Quash the ISP Subpoena?

Yes, although we need to discuss with you the relative strengths and weaknesses of doing so. See this page from our law firm website on Motions to Quash a Subpoena.

Don’t Sign a Waiver of Service of Summons Form Before Speaking with an Attorney

Many people are being targeted in these lawsuits by ME2 Productions. It usually starts with a letter from your internet company, and followed by a letter from Hamrick & Evans attorney Chaz Rainey about the ME2 Productions  lawsuit. The letter may include a form called a Waiver of Service of Summons.

As defense attorneys we are concerned that people receiving a Waiver of Service of Summons form in the mail from the movie company’s lawyer will lead to an unfair default judgment against them. Please speak with an attorney experienced in movie download lawsuits before you sign this form! For an FAQ on movie download lawsuits click here.

What ME2 Productions Inc. Lawsuits Have Been Filed?

The lawsuits filed by ME2 Productions Inc. in Nevada are:

  • ME2 Productions, Inc. v John and Jane Does 1- 24 2:2017-cv-00722 JAD-CWH
  • ME2 Productions, Inc. v John and Jane Does 1-18 2:2017-cv-00723 -APG-PA
  • ME2 Productions, Inc. v John and Jane Does 1-21 2:2017-cv-00724 -JCM-NJK

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The defendants are currently only referred to by their IP addresses and appear to live in Las Vegas, Henderson, and other nearby areas.

How Can Antonelli Law Help Me?

Antonelli Law will help you decide what to do about the ME2 Productions Inc. subpoenas or summons. We have helped many people accused of downloading movies over the internet in these type of lawsuits.

  • 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 nationwide 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.

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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 COX, Centurylink, 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. lawsuits in Las Vegas, District of Nevada federal court.

Note: The latest lawsuit is ME2 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-21 2:17-cv-00049

The ME2 Productions Inc. lawsuit  ME2 Productions v Does 1-21 16-cv-02513 alleges the defendants illegally downloaded the film between August 11th and September 4th 2016  via the following:

  • File name: Mechanic 2 – Resurrection (2016) 1CD x264 SCREENER-CAM AAC 2.0 Cleaned Audio-DDR
  • File hash number SHA1: 6EEF1BD912FAC9B5BA801FD02996C79491226216

The ME2 Productions Inc. lawsuit case ME2 Productions Inc v John and Jane Does 1-14 16-cv-02384  alleges the defendants illegally downloaded the film between August 13th and September 5th 2016  via the following:

  • File name: Mechanic 2 – Resurrection (2016) 1CD x264 SCREENER-CAM AAC 2.0 Cleaned Audio-DDR
  • File hash number SHA1: 6EEF1BD912FAC9B5BA801FD02996C79491226216

The ME2 Productions Inc. lawsuit case ME2 Productions v John and Jane Does 1-25 2:16-cv-02657 (COX Communications subscribers) alleges the defendants illegally downloaded the film between September 27th 2016  and October 17th 2016 via the following:

  • File name: Mechanic.Resurrection.2016.HC.720p.HDRiP.900MB.ShAaNiG.mkv
  • File hash number SHA1: 41E5C8F5DAE85A7230C884E3AB57E10A48BA04CE

The ME2 Productions Inc. lawsuit case ME2 Productions 16-cv-02660 John and Jane Does 1-25 Nov 2016 (COX Communications subscribers) also alleges the defendants illegally downloaded the film between September 27th 2016  and October 17th 2016 via the following:

  • File name: Mechanic.Resurrection.2016.HC.720p.HDRiP.900MB.ShAaNiG.mkv
  • File hash number SHA1:SHA1: 41E5C8F5DAE85A7230C884E3AB57E10A48BA04CE

The ME2 Productions Inc. lawsuit case ME2 Productions Inc v John and Jane Does 1-14 16-cv-02662 District of Nevada (COX Communications subscribers) alleges the defendants illegally downloaded the film between October 16th 2016  and November 8th 2016 via the following:

  • File name: Mechanic.Resurrection.2016.HC.720p.HDRiP.900MB.ShAaNiG.mkv
  • File hash number SHA1:SHA1: 41E5C8F5DAE85A7230C884E3AB57E10A48BA04CE

Please tell your friends NOT to download this movie or they may be sued. Their first notice will be receiving a letter from their ISP and a copy of a ME2 Productions Inc. subpoena.

ME2 Productions Inc. is represented in the Las Vegas, Nevada lawsuit by attorney Charles C. Rainey of Hamrick & Evans LLP of Burbank, California.

Note: Some of the cases show the movie company’s law firm as Hamrick & Evans LLP at 7670 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Ste. 140 Las Vegas, Nevada 89128

More Information About Antonelli Law’s Nationwide Defense Practice

Antonelli Law defense attorneys and local counsel are admitted to the district courts nearly everywhere 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, Washington DC, and Virginia.

Who Are Our Local Counsel?

Mark Del Bianco  Jurisdictions: Maryland, 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

Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia

Virginia copyright defense attorney Peter Glazer

Byron L. Ames  Jurisdictions: Nevada & Utah

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Tristan C. Robinson Jurisdiction: Texas

Southern District of Texas

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

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Utah Internet Users Receive ME2 Productions Letters & “Waiver of Service of Summons” and Settlement Demands – Antonelli Law Help & Information

Have you received a letter from Salt Lake City law firm Kirton McConkie attorney Todd Zenger about the ME2 Productions, Inc. lawsuit? If so, you may have questions regarding your legal options about defending yourself, settlement, and something called “Waiver of Service of Summons

Don’t Sign a Waiver of Service of Summons Form Before Speaking with an Attorney

As defense attorneys, we are concerned that people receiving a Waiver of Service of Summons form in the mail from the movie company’s lawyer will lead to an unfair default judgment against them. Please speak with an attorney experienced in movie download federal copyright lawsuits. For an FAQ on movie download lawsuits click here.

Antonelli Law’s Utah local counsel is Byron L. Ames located in Kamas. Contact us using the contact form below and let our experience help you make the right legal decision for you. Or call us at 312-201-8310.

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What Are These Lawsuits About?

ME2 Productions Inc. , the copyright holder of the movie  “Mechanic: Resurrection” starring Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, and Tommy Lee Jones has begun suing internet subscribers in Utah federal court alleging they illegally downloaded the movie for free. The movie’s plot includes rescuing Jessica Alba’s character who is kidnapped.

ME2 Productions Inc. accuses defendants of copyright infringement by using software such as BitTorrent and the internet to obtain the film “Mechanic: Resurrection” without paying the appropriate license fee.

Critics of these lawsuits say its about the movie company generating more revenue. The movie company says it is filing these lawsuits to stop piracy of its intellectual property.

What Are Movie Downloading Cases in General About? What Are “Copyright Troll” Lawsuits?

If you want to read more, consider reading the article I wrote about “copyright troll” litigation which was published by the Illinois State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section:

Torrent Wars

Copyright Trolls, Legitimate IP rights, and the Need for New Rules Vetting Evidence and to Amend the Copyright Act

by Jeffrey J. Antonelli

How Can Antonelli Law Help Me?

We’re the nation’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm.  Antonelli Law will help you decide what to do about ME2 Productions letters, subpoenas, and summons. We have helped many people across the country (nearly 2,000) accused of downloading movies over the internet in these type of lawsuits.

We will give you an Individualized, No Pressure, Professional Consultation – For Free.

  • 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.
  • Have us negotiate a settlement for you, including a proper settlement agreement that is in your interest, and a dismissal order entered by the federal court to protect you and which you keep for your records.

What Can Antonelli Law Do For Me?

Antonelli Law will help you decide what to do about the ME2 Productions Inc. letters, subpoenas, and summons. We have helped many people accused of downloading movies over the internet in these type of lawsuits.

  • 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.
  • Have us negotiate a settlement for you, including a proper settlement agreement that is in your interest, and a dismissal order entered by the federal court to protect you and which you keep for your records.

Remember, don’t panic. Learn the facts and your legal options by speaking for free to an Antonelli Law attorney confidentially nationwide 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.

Can I File a Motion to Quash the ISP Subpoena?

Yes, if it is not after the deadline to do so stated in your notice from your internet service provider. If the deadline has not passed we will need to discuss with you the relative strengths and weaknesses of doing so. Click this link to our law firm webpage on Motions to Quash a Subpoena.

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.

Its Worth Repeating: Don’t Sign a Waiver of Service of Summons Form Before Speaking with an Attorney

As defense attorneys, we are concerned that people who receive a Waiver of Service of Summons form in the mail from the movie company’s lawyer will lead to an unfair default judgment against them. Please speak with an attorney experienced in movie download federal copyright lawsuits before you sign a Waiver of Service of Summons form. For an FAQ on movie download lawsuits click here.

ME2 Productions in other States

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

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 by ME2 Productions Inc.

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

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

Antonelli Law has helped nearly 2,000 clients targeted in  internet movie download lawsuits across the country, from Hawaii to New York and many states in between. We can do this because the lawsuits are in federal court, where all filings are done electronically. See our local counsel attorney information below.

The lawsuits are:

Utah:

  • ME2 Productions v Does 1-14 2:2017-cv-00225
  • ME2 Productions v Does 1-22 2:2017-cv-00200
  • ME2 Productions v Does 1-26 2:2017-cv-00199
  • ME2 Productions v Does 1-23 2:2017-cv-00198
  • ME2 Productions v Does 1-27 2:2017-cv-00191
  • ME2 Productions v Does 1-29 2:2017-cv-00190
  • ME2 Productions v Does 1-22 2:2017-cv-00189
  • ME2 Productions v Does 1-23 2:2017-cv-00178
  • ME2 Productions v Does 1-25 2:2017-cv-00179
  • ME2 Productions v Does 1-26 2:2017-cv-00168
  • ME2 Productions v Does 1-25 2:2017-cv-00169
  • ME2 Productions Does 1- 23 2:2017-cv-00157
  • ME2 Productions Does 1-25 2:2017-cv-00158

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.

What Are the Steps in a ME2 Productions Inc. Lawsuit?

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 an ISP letter or email informing you a subpoena was received to reveal your identity for a copyright infringement lawsuit. You have the right to file something called a motion to quash the subpoena, although the risks and benefits of filing one should be discussed with a qualified attorney.

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

Antonelli Law is the most experienced BT copyright defense firm in the country and represents clients nationwide – no more expensively than competent lawyers in your area.

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, COX, CenturyLink or similar letter informing you a subpoena was received to reveal your identity call Antonelli Law nationwide at 312-201-8310 or use the contact form below to learn your legal options including settling anonymously, filing a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena, or to prepare to fight the lawsuit.

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

Antonelli Law, a national BT Copyright Defense Group has defended nearly 2,000 people accused of online copyright infringement including many accused by ME2 Productions, Inc.

Here is additional information about the ME2 Productions Inc lawsuits in Utah federal court

The ME2 Productions Inc. lawsuit in case number 2:16-cv-01072 alleges the defendants illegally downloaded the film via the following:

  • File hash number SHA1: F57D4098BC49996D12F0D89858A1284E1FE1DDC7

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 Utah lawsuit by attorney Todd E. Zenger of the law firm KIRTON McCONKIE.

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, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.

Who Are Our Local Counsel?

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

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

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

Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia

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

Tristan C. Robinson Jurisdiction: Texas

Southern District of Texas

Southern District of Texas

Jeffrey Antonelli

Jeffrey-Antonelli
Jeffrey-Antonelli

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

 

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