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ME2 Productions Sues 600 Chicagoland Internet Users for Movie Download – Antonelli Law Defense & Information

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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 staggering number of federal lawsuits in the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago alleging more than 600 internet subscribers illegally downloaded its movie for free.

The movie Mechanic: Resurrection’s plot includes rescuing Jessica Alba’s character who is kidnapped.

What is Happening To Chicago Internet Users by ME2 Productions?

Many people are being targeted in movie download copyright infringement lawsuits 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.  This all relates to allegations that someone used your internet account to illegally download the movie “Mechanic Resurrection”.

What Are These Lawsuits About?

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:

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 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 1-19 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.

Looking for Information on a ME2 Productions Lawsuit in Another State?

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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.

Antonelli Law’s Nationwide Local Counsel

Byron L Ames Nevada & Utah local counsel BitTorrent Copyright Defense for Antonelli Law
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Attorney Jefferey Antonelli – Main Office
Attorney Melissa Brabender
Attorney Melissa Brabender – Main Office
Attorney Amelia Niemi – Main Office
Mark Del Bianco  Jurisdictions: Maryland, Washington DC
Leslie Farber  Jurisdictions: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia

Tristan C. Robinson Jurisdiction: 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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WWE Studios Finance Corporation Lawsuits for “The Eliminators” – Antonelli Law Legal Defense and Information

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WWE Studios is Suing for Alleged Illegal Movie Downloads of the Movie “THE ELIMINATORS”

WWE Studios Finance Corporation is suing internet account-holders in Hawaii, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut alleging they downloaded the movie “The Eliminators” without a license to do so. Based on the fast spreading of lawsuits from just Oregon initially last fall, to four more states in just two months, we believe it is likely that many more lawsuits may follow.

What Do The Lawsuits Allege?

The lawsuits allege “The Eliminators” was obtained illegally for free using file-sharing technology known as BitTorrent, although software and apps named something else may also use this technology. See this article from Torrent Freak about the lawsuits.

The copyright form for the movie lists WWE Studios Finance Corporation as the copyright claimant, and lists World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (“WWE”) of Wrestlemania fame as the contact for rights and permissions.  A few websites WWE Studios Finance Corporation mentions as aiding in the illegal file-sharing are www.TorrentZap.com, www.Btscene.com, and www.ExtraTorrent.com.

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If you want to talk for free with a defense lawyer right away, use our contact form above or call us at 312-201-8310 nationwide. Scroll down for more specific information about these lawsuits.

What is the Legal Basis for the Lawsuits?

The lawsuits are based in copyright, and the company asks the court to award it monetary damages, attorneys fees, and an injunction to stop the defendants from using or sharing its copyrighted movie.

WWE Studios Finance Corporation states in these lawsuits that it used a computer company called MaverickEye UG to obtain the computer IP addresses that were involved ion these downloads. Significant questions have arisen regarding MaverickEye UG’s methods. See for example these articles here and here (Australia).

Have You Received a Letter, Summons, or Subpoena from your Internet Company?

Have you received a letter, summons, or subpoena from your internet company, or from  a lawyer representing WWE Studios Finance Corporation ? If so, you need to contact a lawyer experienced in the special type of litigation employed by WWE Studios Finance Corporation, which is sometimes referred to as BT (BitTorrent) copyright litigation. Others call it “copyright trolling” litigation.

This article provides contact information for free consultations with Antonelli Law for those needing immediate legal help, as well as additional information for those looking to continue doing their research on WWE Studios Finance Corporation or similar movie download copyright plaintiffs.

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.

Questionable Claims for Vicarious Copyright Infringement

In the Nevada lawsuits filed by WWE Studios Finance Corporation, in addition to claims of direct and contributory copyright infringement, the movie company makes a third, and in our opinion questionable, claim for “vicarious copyright infringement.” We do not know of any case law that would support the claim as stated, which reads in part:

“Each of the Defendants failed to reasonably supervise the use of their respective Internet access points, thereby allowing those Internet access points to be utilized for the purposes of unlawfully downloading and sharing the Plaintiff’s Work. “

If WWE Studios has judicial legal authority for such claims of what sound like negligence in failure to supervise (rather than knowing and approving of third parties using their internet access to commit copyright infringement) we would like to see it.

In the Nevada lawsuits, WWE Studios Finance Corporation is represented by attorney Charles C. Rainey of Hamrick & Evans LLP

Connecticut Judge Orders Rule to Show Cause

In the Connecticut lawsuit, WWE Studios Finance Corporation v Does 1-14 17-cv-00572, District of Connecticut judge Jeffrey A. Meyer issued the following order on April 7th questioning why WWE Studios joined numerous defendants together in the same lawsuit.

The Order states:

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY ALL DEFENDANTS OTHER THAN A SINGLE JOHN DOE DEFENDANT SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED FOR LACK OF PROPER JOINDER. Plaintiff has filed this action against numerous “John Doe” defendants. In light of the concerns set forth in ME2 Productions v. Does 1-4, 2016 WL 6948333 (N.D. Ga. 2016), plaintiff shall file a memorandum of law on or before April 21, 2017, explaining why all remaining defendants other than a single John Doe defendant should not be dismissed for lack of proper joinder in this action

The fact that Judge Meyer issued this ruling on his own just one day after the lawsuit was filed is telling. It may signal increased judicial skepticism of these types of lawsuits.

WWE Studios Finance Corporation is represented in the Connecticut lawsuit by attorney Jan I. Berlage,  of
Gohn Hankey Stichel & Berlage LLP of Maryland.

Hawaii Lawsuit

  • WWE STUDIOS FINANCE CORP. v Does 1-16 1:2017-cv-00165

Pennsylvania Lawsuit

  • WWE STUDIOS FINANCE CORP. v Does 1-8 2:17-cv-01617-JD

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 WWE Studios Finance Corporation 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.

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.

 

Bloomberg BNA published this article quoting attorney Jeffrey Antonelli about the large increase in movie download federal copyright lawsuits.

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 when your local rules allow, and are very experienced in this specialized litigation.

Can I File a Motion to Quash the ISP Subpoena?

Yes, if it is not after the deadline to do so stated in the notice from your internet service provider. If the deadline has not passed, we would 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.

This is What One WWE Studios Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Looks Like

This lawsuit,  WWE Studios Finance Corporation v 26 John and Jane Does case number 17-cv-00893, filed in the federal District of Nevada court, alleges 26 internet users in Clark County illegally obtained “The Eliminators” using their CenturyLink or COX Communications internet account.

File  Name: Eliminators.2016.720p.WEB-DL.850MB.ShAaNiG.mkv

Hash Tag: SHA1:    53FB1F5227AF516DCDA02C0C651326D87D65C813

IP Addresses

  • 71.49.140.2
  • 71.49.197.207
  • 76.2.131.15
  • 71.52.48.114
  • 71.49.218.110
  • 71.48.61.238
  • 184.0.94.175
  • 67.236.18.218
  • 71.1.185.54
  • 184.6.138.237
  • 162.104.234.87
  • 71.49.136.
  • 76.0.208.236
  • 67.236.18.26
  • 98.167.64.156
  • 69.68.99.122
  • 98.167.69.141
  • 71.50.90.238
  • 184.6.116.122
  • 21 24.253.35.241
  • 71.53.191.55
  • 174.71.223.231
  • 70.173.155.172
  • 68.96.104.184
  • 98.167.106.100

Lawsuits Filed by WWE Studios Finance Corporation

Nevada

  • WWE Studios Finance Corp  2:2017-cv-00893
  • WWE Studios Finance Corp. 2:2017-cv-00896
  • WWE Studios Finance Corp. 2:2017-cv-00897
  • WWE Studios Finance Corp. 2:2017-cv-00899

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.

Contact us and let our experience help you make the right legal decision for you. Call us nationwide at 312-201-8310 for a free lawyer consultation. We will help you decide what to do about the WWE Studios subpoenas or summons.

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.

Attorney Byron Ames is Antonelli Law’s Nevada Local Counsel

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
Jeffrey Antonelli
Attorney Jefferey Antonelli – Main Office
Attorney Melissa Brabender
Attorney Melissa Brabender – Main Office
Attorney Amelia Niemi
Attorney Amelia Niemi – Main Office
Mark Del Bianco  Jurisdictions: Maryland, Washington DC
Leslie Farber  Jurisdictions: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia

Tristan C. Robinson Jurisdiction: Texas

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.

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 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, call Antonelli Law nationwide about your options including a motion to quash the subpoena at 312-201-8310.

Subpoenas and summons can be scary or inconvenient, but we can help you manage the risk and the hassle.

More Information About Antonelli Law’s Nationwide Defense Practice

Antonelli Law defense attorneys and local counsel are admitted to the district courts almost everywhere WWE Studios Finance Corporation 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 WWE Studios Finance Corporation 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 federal court litigation nationwide including Hawaii, California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Louisiana,Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.

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

Final Note: 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.

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We Do File Motions to Quash Movie Downloading Subpoenas (But only rarely – ready why)

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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 from ME2 Productions, Malibu Media LLC, Cook Productions, etc is usually subject to your filing a motion to quash (or vacate) the subpoena in the federal court that the copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in.

Antonelli Law has defended nearly 2,000 people across the country during the last 5 years in move downloading lawsuits. How many times have we filed a motion to quash a subpoena? Probably less than a dozen. Why so few times? As explained in our Motions to Quash page on our law firm website, we felt that most of the time the motions to quash failed to resolve the case and get rid of the client’s problem – even if the motion to quash was a winner.

But sometimes we think it is best thing to do. Last week we filed a motion to quash in federal court with several bases (not all are stated here):

  1. The client was in a different state than the federal court where the lawsuit was filed, and therefore the court lacked jurisdiction over the internet account holder.
  2. The lawsuit’s complaint alleging copyright infringement really only alleged 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, it should quash the subpoena.

We wait to see what the judge’s decision will be. One judge’s decision in the trial court is not binding on any other judge, so whatever the decision is in our case it could be very different in yours. But if we win the motion, it just may encourage us (and our clients) to file more motions to quash the subpoena.

Contact Us at Antonelli Law  – Free Consultation

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:

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 move download related 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.

Call us nationwide at 312-201-8310 for a free lawyer consultation or to obtain our help.

Attorney Jefferey Antonelli

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Attorney Melissa Brabender

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Attorney Amelia Niemi

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ME2 Productions Lawsuits: Sued in New York Over Movie Downloads – Antonelli Law Defense & Information

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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 number of federal lawsuits in New York alleges these internet users illegally downloaded the movie for free using file sharing software called BitTorrent. The lawsuits target Optimum, Verizon, and Time Warner internet subscribers.

What is Happening To New York Internet Users by ME2 Productions?

Many people are being targeted in movie download copyright infringement lawsuits 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.  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 is My First Notice If I Am Targeted In A Lawsuit?

If your internet address (“IP address”) is involved, your first notice of the lawsuit will probably be a letter or email from Optimum, Verizon, or Time Warner and a copy of a subpoena from ME2 Productions Inc. Scroll down for additional information about these lawsuits, including the lists of each “John Doe” IP address for each case filed in the Eastern District of New York. It is possible you might receive a letter from the movie company’s lawyer demanding money to settle the case.

Received a Letter or Subpoena from Optimum, Verizon, or Time Warner?  Talk With Us For Free

Leslie Farber is Our New York Local Counsel

Leslie Farber – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

If you received a subpoena from Optimum, Verizon, or Time Warner about this lawsuit we can answer all your questions at 312-201-8310.

Antonelli Law is the most experienced BitTorrent Copyright Defense firm in the country. We can help you learn your legal options if you received an ISP letter informing you a subpoena for your identity was received, a settlement demand letter from the movie company’s attorneys, or if you are served with a summons or waiver of service of summons. 

What Are The ME2 Productions Case Information in New York?

The cases with each “John Doe” IP address are as follows:

ME2 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-14 1:17-cv-02645-DLC

  • Doe-100.2.84.40
  • Doe-174.44.122.22
  • Doe-184.75.90.162
  • Doe-24.104.212.141
  • Doe-24.161.85.12
  • Doe-24.47.30.95
  • Doe-67.245.206.207
  • Doe-67.87.189.150
  • Doe-69.112.149.140
  • Doe-69.114.24.221
  • Doe-72.43.100.254
  • Doe-74.64.48.137
  • Doe-74.71.164.156
  • Doe-74.71.95.28

ME2 Productions, Inc. and LHF Productions, Inc v Doe 98.113.28.221 1:2017-cv-02175      

ME2 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-14   1:2017-cv-02284

  • Doe-142.255.49.102
  • Doe-24.228.31.132
  • Doe-24.90.238.158
  • Doe-67.80.38.155
  • Doe-67.87.186.29
  • Doe-68.173.150.51
  • Doe-69.112.225.211
  • Doe-69.116.114.128
  • Doe-69.116.118.78
  • Doe-69.127.9.151
  • Doe-69.203.19.176
  • Doe-72.225.199.92
  • Doe-72.80.113.61
  • Doe-74.73.176.228

ME2 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-14   1:2017-cv-01604

  • Doe-100.37.159.53
  • Doe-108.176.143.0
  • Doe-24.184.20.129
  • Doe-47.20.143.206
  • Doe-66.108.193.200
  • Doe-66.108.207.136
  • Doe-66.108.223.35
  • Doe-67.250.9.56
  • Doe-67.84.248.253
  • Doe-71.183.46.216
  • Doe-72.226.43.17
  • Doe-72.226.55.88
  • Doe-72.226.84.222
  • Doe-74.73.41.135

ME2 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-15   1:2017-cv-01456

Note: ME2 Productions, Inc. voluntarily dismissed 14 Doe Defendants after judge raised issue of improper joinder. Leave to refile against each Doe separately granted.

ME2 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-14 1:17-cv-00674

  • Doe-100.37.159.53
  • Doe-108.176.143.0
  • Doe-24.184.20.129
  • Doe-47.20.143.206
  • Doe-66.108.193.200
  • Doe-66.108.207.136
  • Doe-66.108.223.35
  • Doe-67.250.9.56
  • Doe-67.84.248.253
  • Doe-71.183.46.216
  • Doe-72.226.43.17
  • Doe-72.226.55.88
  • Doe-72.226.84.222
  • Doe-74.73.41.135

ME2 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-15 1:2017-cv-01196

  • Doe-104.162.70.238
  • Doe-108.41.161.181
  • Doe-148.75.218.34
  • Doe-24.188.167.46
  • Doe-24.191.228.33
  • Doe-67.245.247.171
  • Doe-68.192.240.176
  • Doe-68.195.54.199
  • Doe-69.114.180.107
  • Doe-69.114.249.136
  • Doe-69.125.223.48
  • Doe-69.126.192.41
  • Doe-74.108.116.49
  • Doe-96.246.20.174
  • Doe-96.250.235.15

ME2 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-8 1:17-cv-01049 

  • DOE—74.71.172.215
  • DOE—69.122.219.33
  • DOE—69.120.157.242
  • DOE—47.20.82.55
  • DOE—74.71.36.217
  • DOE—158.222.205.174
  • DOE—74.71.55.120
  • DOE—47.18.58.123
  • DOE—74.101.155.66
  • DOE—98.113.225.201
  • DOE—108.6.41.69
  • DOE—72.226.110.107
  • DOE—24.161.33.235
  • DOE— 68.195.164.12

1:17-cv-00929 ME2 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-8:

  • DOE—68.194.180.74
  • DOE—24.47.22.156
  • DOE—67.243.138.170
  • DOE—67.85.216.54
  • DOE—148.74.197.220
  • DOE—173.3.254.16
  • DOE—24.188.219.238
  • DOE—74.66.13.216
  • DOE—68.173.190.41
  • DOE—74.64.97.89
  • DOE—69.201.166.131
  • DOE—74.71.189.231
  • DOE—96.249.214.123
  • DOE—173.62.8.244
  • DOE—108.54.173.22

1:17-cv-02284 ME2 Productions, Inc. v Does 1-15

Antonelli Law’s Experienced BT Defense Group Will Help You in a Cost Effective Manner

We have defended nearly 2,000 clients nationwide who have been accused of BitTorrent copyright litigation since 2011. Call us and we will explain each of your legal options as well as the risks and benefits of each regarding the ME2 Productions New York Subpoenas.

We will explain what your ISP is talking about when it mentions a “motion to quash or vacate the subpoena” and more. 

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 New York by ME2 Productions Inc.

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:

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.

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We can 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 above.

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.

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 New York  lawsuit by attorney Bryan N. DeMatteo of DeMatteo Law, PLLC  New York, NY 10022

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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ME2 Productions Lawsuits: Sued in Chicago Over Movie Downloads – Antonelli Law Defense & Information

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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 staggering number of federal lawsuits in the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago alleging more than 500 internet subscribers illegally downloaded its movie for free.

The movie Mechanic: Resurrection’s plot includes rescuing Jessica Alba’s character who is kidnapped.

What is Happening To Chicago Internet Users by ME2 Productions?

Many people are being targeted in movie download copyright infringement lawsuits 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.  This all relates to allegations that someone used your internet account to illegally download the movie “Mechanic Resurrection”.

What Are These Lawsuits About?

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:

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.

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

The lawsuits are premised on the US Copyright Act alleging copyright infringement through peer-to-peer file sharing. There 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 1-25 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.

Looking for Information on a ME2 Productions Lawsuit in Another State?

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

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, Melissa Brabender, and Amelia Niemi.  Call us at 312-201-8310 for a free lawyer consultation or to obtain our help.

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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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