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“Free” Movie Download Lawsuits by Cook Productions – Antonelli Law Legal Defense & Information

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

It should be noted that paying the bill for an internet account that is assigned an IP address that may be involved with an illegal movie download does NOT make that internet subscriber guilty of any wrongdoing.

In fact, federal judge Richard L. Puglisi of the District of Hawaii expressly stated the following in this Order  granting Cook Productions the right to issue a subpoena to Hawaiian Telecom for Cook Productions in January 2017:

“Although the information requested by Plaintiff may identify the subscriber associated with each IP address, that information will not necessarily reveal the person that allegedly infringed Plaintiff’s work.”

 “…it is no more likely that the subscriber to an IP address carried out a particular computer function . . . than to say an individual who pays the telephone bill made a specific telephone call.”  In re BitTorrent Adult Film Copyright Infringement Cases, 296 F.R.D. 80, 84 (E.D.N.Y. 2012).

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.

Read more about the Cook Productions lawsuits below or contact us if you are targeted in one of its lawsuits and need help right away.

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 Cook 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.

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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 copyright lawsuits.

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

Antonelli Law’s BT copyright defense attorneys are Jeffrey Antonelli, Melissa Brabender, and Amelia Niemi plus our team of local counsel.  Call us nationwide at 312-201-8310 for a free lawyer consultation or to obtain our help.

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Attorney Melissa Brabender

Attorney Melissa Brabender
Attorney Melissa Brabender

Attorney Amelia Niemi

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

There are Numerous Cook Productions Inc Lawsuits.

These lawsuits were filed by Cook Productions LLC in the District of Hawaii federal court:

  • Cook Productions, LLC v Does 1-12 1:2017-cv-00129
  • Cook Productions, LLC v Does 1-15 1:2017-cv-00034
  • Cook Productions, LLC v Does 1- 4  1:2016-cv-00639
  • Cook Productions, LLC v Does 1- 5  1:2016-cv-00638
  • Cook Productions, LLC v Does 1- 8  1:2016-cv-00637

Looking for information on a Cook Productions lawsuit in another state?

Click on the state you are interested in.

Antonelli Law represents people nationwide in these federal copyright lawsuits with the help of local counsel in many states:

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

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

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

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

Jeffrey-Antonelli

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

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

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

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

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

What Are the Steps of a Cook Productions 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 Cook Productions Inc. subpoena will probably be enclosed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Cook Productions Sues Hawaiian Telecom Subscribers for “Mr Church” Movie Downloads

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

It should be noted that paying the bill for an internet account that is assigned an IP address that may be involved with an illegal movie download does NOT make that internet subscriber guilty of any wrongdoing.

In fact, federal judge Richard L. Puglisi of the District of Hawaii expressly stated the following in this Order  granting Cook Productions the right to issue a subpoena to Hawaiian Telecom for Cook Productions in January 2017:

“Although the information requested by Plaintiff may identify the subscriber associated with each IP address, that information will not necessarily reveal the person that allegedly infringed Plaintiff’s work.”

 “it is no more likely that the subscriber to an IP address    carried out a particular computer function . . . than to say an individual who pays the telephone bill made a specific telephone call.”  In re BitTorrent Adult Film Copyright Infringement Cases, 296 F.R.D. 80, 84 (E.D.N.Y. 2012).

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 copyright lawsuits.

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

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

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

Jeffrey Antonelli
Attorney Jefferey Antonelli
Melissa Brabender
Attorney Melissa Brabender
Attorney Amelia Niemi
Attorney Amelia Niemi

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

There are Numerous Cook Productions Inc Lawsuits.

These lawsuits were filed by Cook Productions LLC in the District of Hawaii federal court:

  • Cook Productions, LLC v Does 1-15 1:2017-cv-00034
  • Cook Productions, LLC v Does 1- 4  1:2016-cv-00639
  • Cook Productions, LLC v Does 1- 5  1:2016-cv-00638
  • Cook Productions, LLC v Does 1- 8  1:2016-cv-00637

Looking for information on a Cook Productions lawsuit in another state? Click on the state you are interested in. Antonelli Law represents people nationwide in these federal copyright lawsuits with the help of local counsel in many states:

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

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

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

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

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Jeffrey-Antonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Call us for a free consultation at 312-201-8310 nationwide or use the contact form above.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who Are Our Local Counsel?

Mark Del Bianco  Jurisdictions: Maryland, Washington DC

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

Leslie Farber  Jurisdictions: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

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

Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia

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

Byron L. Ames  Jurisdictions: Nevada & Utah

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

Tristan C. Robinson Jurisdiction: Texas

Southern District of Texas

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

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Jeffrey-Antonelli

 

Cook Productions LLC is represented in Hawaii by Kerry S. Culpepper, Kailua-Kona

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Legal Help for Chicago Area Residents Targeted by Cook Productions for “Mr. Church” Movie Downloads

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

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

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

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

There are Numerous Cook Productions Inc Lawsuits.

The lawsuits filed on January 24th in the Northern District of Illinois federal court are:

  • Cook Productions LLC v. Does 1-12 1:17-cv-00536
  • Cook Productions LLC v. Does 1-12 1:17-cv-00535
  • Cook Productions LLC v. Does 1-12 1:17-cv-00526
  • Cook Productions LLC v. Does 1-13 1:17-cv-00523
  • Cook Productions LLC v. Does 1-15 1:17-cv-00522

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

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

Looking for information on a Cook Productions lawsuit in another state? Click on the state you are interested in. Antonelli Law represents people nationwide in these federal copyright lawsuits with the help of local counsel in many states:

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

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

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

Jeffrey Antonelli
Attorney Jefferey Antonelli
Melissa Brabender
Melissa Brabender
Attorney Amelia Niemi
Attorney Amelia Niemi

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

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Jeffrey-Antonelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who Are Our Local Counsel?

Mark Del Bianco  Jurisdictions: Maryland, Washington DC

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

Leslie Farber  Jurisdictions: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

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

Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia

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

Byron L. Ames  Jurisdictions: Nevada & Utah

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

Tristan C. Robinson Jurisdiction: Texas

Southern District of Texas

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

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FAQ – Movie Download Lawsuits – Antonelli Law

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FAQ – Movie Download Lawsuits

Feeling confused or scared about receiving an ISP letter and subpoena?

This FAQ page which will answer the questions:

  • What is This About?
  • What Happens Next?
  • What Can I Do?

This page also:

  • Explains the Stages in the Life of a “John Doe” Lawsuit about alleged movie downloads
  • Provides some reasons why hiring Antonelli Law for your situation is a good idea
  • Provides an overview of these kinds of copyright infringement cases.

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You are probably here reading this because you or someone in your household received mail from your ISP (Internet Service Provider) like Comcast, COX, AT&T etc.  informing you a subpoena was received relating to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit that alleges your internet service was used to illegally download a copyrighted movie or software product.

These letters typically say:

1) A subpoena was been received to reveal your identity in relation to a copyright infringement lawsuit relating to the downloading and.or uploading of a copyrighted movie or software product.

2) If you do not file a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena, then after a certain amount of time such as two weeks or 30 days, the ISP will then turn over your name to the Plaintiff who filed the lawsuit.

3) Sometimes, the ISP will advise you to speak with a BitTorrent defense lawyer listed with the EFF Subpoena Defense such as  Antonelli Law.

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?

The ISP letter (Comcast, etc.) and subpoena probably relates to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit alleging that someone in the home illegally downloaded a movie using file-sharing software like BitTorrent.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

If the Court does not “quash” the subpoena then Comcast (or your other ISP) will release your name to the company who filed the copyright infringement lawsuit. Once their attorney finds out your name, you will either be sent a letter demanding money to make the lawsuit go away, or you will be sued. Perhaps both.

WHAT CAN I DO?

First, Don’t panic. As long as you do not ignore this (especially if you are served with a summons) and as long as you pay attention to this and speak with a lawyer you will be most likely be fine. It may cost you some money to resolve this, but it is highly likely it will not ruin your life.

Talk to a lawyer who is experienced in these kinds of lawsuits. Click here to contact us for a free attorney consultation or call us at 312-201-8310.

Stages in the Life of a “John Doe” Lawsuit – Alleged Movie Downloads

The Filing of the Lawsuit – “John Doe” Defendants

The companies first hire law firms to file copyright infringement lawsuits in federal courts around the country. In the lawsuit’s Complaint and motions filed with the Court they allege:

1) They own the registered copyright to a protected “work” in copyright legalese (meaning usually the movie), and

2) They have the IP address(es) involved in the download/swarm, but need the court’s assistance to uncover the internet account subscriber who is associated with the IP address(es) involved in the downloading/swarm.

Note: Since the company does not yet know the identity of the person they believe is responsible for the copyright infringement activity, the lawsuit title (called “caption”) is Plaintiff against one or more unnamed Defendants usually called “Does” as in John Doe, Jane Doe, or Does 1-15.

So, the lawsuits are often filed with captions such as:

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

Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software, Inc. v. Does 1- 100

Others will file against unnamed defendants in the following ways:

  • Popcorn Time Users 1-10
  • Does 1-10 in Swarm Hash File Number SHA1:6891D2D926CF288A517471D34419A95354D3DC8F

Motion for Expedited Discovery

In the next step, the company asserting the copyright, called the Plaintiff, files a motion with the court requesting special permission to issue a subpoena to the ISP that their database says services that IP address (this is the non-technical explanation). Under federal rules (Rule 45), a subpoena can normally only be issued much later in the development of a lawsuit.

Because the Plaintiff believes it cannot serve its lawsuit onto the person who pays the internet bill, called the Internet “subscriber”, until they know who that person is, the Plaintiff has to file a special motion to expedite discovery.

If the Court grants the motion, the Court will usually do so but will provide a number of rules that must be followed. See this example of a Court order allowing a special subpoena to an ISP. This will result in a letter to the ISP subscriber often referred to as “the ISP letter”, which is often your first notification that you are becoming the target of a federal copyright lawsuit.

The ISP Letter is Your Notice of the Lawsuit – Don’t Erase Anything!

Once the Court issues its Order allowing expedited discovery permitting the Plaintiff to issue subpoenas to the ISP (Internet Service Provider), once the ISP receives the subpoena it will then send you a letter informing you:

1) A subpoena has been received to reveal your identity in relation to a copyright infringement lawsuit.

2) If you do not file a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena, then after a certain amount of time such as two weeks or 30 days, the ISP will then turn over your name to the Plaintiff who filed the lawsuit.

3) Sometimes, the ISP will advise you to speak with an attorney such as those listed with the EFF Subpoena Defense which Antonelli Law is.

What Do I Do After Receiving the ISP Letter?

As described above, you should consult with a BitTorrent defense lawyer experienced in BitTorrent copyright defense. Copyright infringement lawsuits are serious business because they involve potentially large statutory damage and attorney fee awards. But don’t panic. There are ways to deal effectively with the lawsuit, protect your identity in many cases, and even settle the lawsuit before you are ever served with the lawsuit. You can also discuss with your attorney how to begin planning to defend against the lawsuit.

This is especially important when dealing with a Malibu Media LLC lawsuit. Malibu Media LLC lawsuit settlement demands have exceeded $50,000 so litigation to defend against their claims of copyright infringement is justified far more often.

Once you receive the ISP letter, the Court believes you are “on notice” of the lawsuit and therefore you have a duty not to delete or get rid of anything the Court might believe would be relevant to the lawsuit. Examples of things you must NOT do are: erasing or reformatting your computer hard drive, or throwing the computer away.

If you receive a letter from your ISP call Antonelli Law for a free initial consultation at 312-201-8310
or use our contact form or email us for an immediate reply to get started.

Hire Antonelli Law to Help You

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If you need to speak with an attorney about receiving an ISP notice or summons about a BitTorrent copyright lawsuit anywhere in the country, call us for a free initial consultation with an attorney at 312-201-8310 or use our contact form or email us for an immediate reply to get started.

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.”

ISPs That Receive Subpoenas to Reveal Subscribers’ Identities

ISPs that receive subpoenas to reveal the identities of Internet subscribers based on their IP address include:

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

…. and more.

An Overview of BitTorrent Copyright Infringement

“Copyright trolls” are law firms or individual lawyers who adopted a lucrative scheme to profit from copyright infringement allegations through what many call extortion. Copyright trolls represent holders of copyrights on movies (mostly pornography), software, and electronic books. We have represented many people targeted by these firms and know what you are going through.

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

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

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

“Often times people tell us, look, I can’t deal with this. This will put my job at risk. Or my reputation in the community–to have me named in a copyright lawsuit involving pornography could be devastating. So, I want to settle.”

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We offer a reasonable Flat Fee for motions to quash, helping you settle and remain anonymous in many cases; and reasonable fees for defending you if you are named as a defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Selected severe financial hardship cases are handled on a reduced or pro bono basis. Attorney Antonelli has more than a decade of solid litigation experience in a broad range of commercial litigation as plaintiff and defendant, and every attorney at Antonelli Law is admitted to federal court.

In addition to being highly experienced in BitTorrent defense litigation and complex litigation in general, the attorneys of Antonelli Law are remarkable human beings with compassion, honesty, and integrity in their very fabric and give exemplary attention to our clients. We hope these qualities are as helpful to you in your case as our legal expertise. At the time your BitTorrent matter is resolved, we hope you will confidently feel we did the best possible job for you. Many client return to us for other legal issues in the future, and a number of left positive reviews on Yelp, Avvo, and blogs focused on this area of law.

We have years of solid litigation experience representing consumers and businesses and concentrates in representing people accused of BitTorrent copyright infringement. Our last complex trial involved computer firewalls, sophisticated commercial networks, and a Microsoft certified expert. in short, Antonelli Law provides serious legal advice for your copyright troll defense.

Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is admitted to the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of Illinois, and all the federal courts of Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. We have co-counsel for federal copyright infringement cases in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia. When a case calls from other states than these we proceed with pro hac vice admission as we have numerous times.

Hiring Antonelli Law Is No More Expensive than Hiring a Local Attorney in Your State

Hiring Antonelli Law to represent you in your federal case is not more expensive, or more difficult, compared to hiring a local attorney assuming you could find one experienced in BitTorrent copyright infringement defense. Federal court practice allows us to represent clients in any federal court in the country.

Why isn’t it more expensive? Federal courts require attorneys to file their papers electronically and often conduct hearings by telephone. This makes frequent trips to the courthouse unnecessary.  Clients normally pay only for the normal travel time to the courthouse any local attorney would charge.

Finally, we have affiliated local counsel in a number of states who have earned our trust and can appear in court if necessary on an expedited basis. We will make arrangements to be in court personally when necessary such as non-routine hearings or a trial.

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

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

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

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

There are Numerous Cook Productions Inc Lawsuits.

For example, the lawsuits filed on January 6 2017 in the  District of Nevada federal court is:

  • 2:17-cv-00069 Cook Productions v. Does 1-18

There are sure to be others in Nevada soon. Looking for information on a Cook Productions lawsuit in another state? Click on the state you are interested in:

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

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

Antonelli Law’s Utah local counsel is Byron L. Ames. Contact us and let our experience help you make the right legal decision for you.

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

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

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

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

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

Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is admitted to numerous federal courts including Colorado, and the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois, a credential few lawyers looking to represent people accused by Cook Productions, Inc. have.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who Are Our Local Counsel?

Mark Del Bianco  Jurisdictions: Maryland, Washington DC

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

Leslie Farber  Jurisdictions: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

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

Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia

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

Byron L. Ames  Jurisdictions: Nevada & Utah

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

Tristan C. Robinson Jurisdiction: Texas

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

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