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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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
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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
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
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