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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.

Looking for information on a ME2 Productions lawsuit in another state?

Click on the state you are interested in:

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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LHF Productions Sues New Yorkers for Movie Downloads – Antonelli Law Help & Information

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Have you received a letter, summons, or subpoena from NYC lawyer Bryan N. DeMatteo of DeMatteo Law, PLLC for the LHF Productions movie download lawsuit? If so, you may have questions regarding your legal options.

Background: The LHF Productions Inc Lawsuit

LHF Productions, Inc. the copyright holder of the movie  “London Has Fallen” starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart, are suing New York internet users users for allegedly downloading the movie for free. The movie company is suing people across the country as well.

LHF Productions is currently targeting Verizon, TimeWarner, and Optimum Online internet users.

If you have not seen the move, “London Has Fallen” involves an assassination plot to kill world leaders at the Prime Minister’s funeral.

LHF Productions Changes its NYC Lawyers

In 2016, LHF Productions was using NYC law firm Epstein & Dragel LLC to file its movie download lawsuits in NY. A new March 2017 lawsuit was filed instead by NYC lawyer Bryan N. DeMatteo of DeMatteo Law, PLLC.

The April 2017 lawsuit is:

  • LHF Productions, Inc. and ME2 Productions, Inc v Doe98.113.28.221  1:2017-cv-02175

The March 2017 lawsuit is:

  • LHF Productions, Inc. v Does 1-15 1:17-cv-01530

Defendants: DOE—24.146.212.177, DOE—69.120.234.16, DOE—68.197.126.71, DOE—69.116.148.74, DOE—24.189.48.79, DOE—67.80.77.242, DOE—24.193.103.42, DOE—98.14.165.245, DOE—68.174.200.48, DOE—69.121.56.248, DOE—96.232.248.45, DOE—71.190.169.140, DOE—66.108.32.219, DOE—24.189.69.178, and DOE—74.88.66.2

Contact Us for Free- An Attorney at Antonelli Law will contact you shortly

What Will The Free Consultation Do For Me?

  • 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.

Don’t panic. Learn the facts and speak for free, confidentially, with our experienced attorneys.

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

Antonelli Law’s BT Copyright Group’s attorney for New York is attorney Leslie Farber.

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

Antonelli Law has 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 LHF 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. 

You may have a lot of questions about defending yourself, settlement, and something called “Waiver of Service of Summons“. Use the contact form above or call us at 312-201-8310.

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.

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

Click on the state you are interested in:

The next step in these cases are for LHF Productions, Inc. to issue subpoenas to Your Internet Provider

The next step in these cases are for LHF Productions, Inc. to issue subpoenas to Verizon, TimeWarner, and Optimum Online to reveal the names of numerous unnamed defendants who allegedly illegally downloaded the movie using file-sharing software like BitTorrent.

 

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.

There are many LHF Productions Inc lawsuits filed across the country.

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

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

If you are the account holder for an internet service provider (ISP), your name is linked to an IP address. If you receive a Comcast, COX, CenturyLink or similar letter informing you a subpoena was received to reveal your identity call Antonelli Law nationwide at 312-201-8310 or use the contact form below to learn your legal options including settling anonymously, filing a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena, or to prepare to fight the lawsuit.

LHF Productions Inc subpoenas and summons can be scary or inconvenient, but we can help you manage the risk and the hassle. Attorneys: Don’t risk malpractice in a copyright lawsuit if you don’t do this type of work regularly – the  loser pays statutory and attorneys fees. We accept attorney referrals and are very experienced in this specialized litigation.

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

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

More Information About Antonelli Law’s Nationwide Defense Practice

Antonelli Law defense attorneys and local counsel are admitted to the district courts wherever LHF 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 LHF Productions Inc. lawsuit if circumstances allow.

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

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

Who Are Our Local Counsel?

Mark Del Bianco  Jurisdictions: Maryland, Washington DC
Leslie Farber  Jurisdictions: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Leslie Farber – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia

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 viceJeffrey-Antonelli

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Malibu Media LLC Sues NY & NJ Internet Users in Blitzkrieg of Lawsuit Filings – Help & Information From Antonelli Law

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Malibu Media LLC, the producer of pornographic films on the x-art.com website has returned to suing internet users in New York and New Jersey under the US Copyright Act for allegedly downloading its movies for free from the internet.

This follows a period of inactivity since August 2016 when the last number of Malibu Media LLC lawsuits in New Jersey were filed.

If you receive a letter or email from your internet company such as Verizon or Comcast and a copy of a subpoena, this is your first notice you have become the target of a lawsuit. The best thing to do first is don’t panic, and call a lawyer experienced with movie-sharing lawsuits  – including experience fighting Malibu Media LLC. If you wish to settle anonymously through an attorney, now is the only time to do so.

Antonelli Law has represented many clients in New York and New Jersey facing Malibu Media LLC claims of copyright infringement. We’re well-prepared to help people facing these new claims of BitTorrent file-sharing as well.

What to Do? Speak with a Lawyer Experienced With Malibu Media LLC Lawsuits

Antonelli Law has represented over 500 clients targeted by Malibu Media nationally and many in New York and New Jersey with our local counsel.  There is no law firm in the country more experienced in this niche practice area than Antonelli Law.

Related: Bloomberg BNA Quotes Jeffrey Antonelli on Copyright Litigation Defense and Malibu Media LLC

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Attorney Leslie Farber is Antonelli Law’s counsel for New York and New Jersey.


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Jurisdictions: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Here is One Malibu Media LLC v Doe Complaint filed in the District of New York

To see an example of a Malibu Media LLC v Doe Complaint filed in the District of New York click here Malibu Media LC v Doe 17-cv-01075 NY filed against a Verizon internet subscriber alleged to be living in New Hyse Park, NY with an IP address of 100.12.29.148.

Malibu Media LLC alleges that 19 of its copyrighted works were downloaded in violation of the US Copyright Act using BitTorrent peer to peer file sharing technology.

Here is One Malibu Media LLC v Doe Complaint filed in the District of New Jersey

To see an example of a Malibu Media LLC v Doe Complaint filed in the District of New Jersey click here Malibu Media LLC v Doe 17-cv-01172 NJ filed against a Verizon internet subscriber alleged to be living in Cransford, NJ with an IP JOHN DOE subscriber assigned IP address of 100.1.206.17

Malibu Media LLC alleges that 21 of its copyrighted works were downloaded in violation of the US Copyright Act using BitTorrent peer to peer file sharing technology.

Who Are The Lawyers  Representing Malibu Media LLC?

  • Malibu Media LLC is represented in New York by Jacqueline M. James, Esq. of The James Law Firm, PLLC,  White Plains, New York
  • Malibu Media LLC is represented in New Jersey by Patrick J. Cerillo, Esq. of Patrick J. Cerillo, LLC,  Flemington, NJ

Antonelli Law is Very Good at Helping Its Clients Facing Malibu Media LLC Lawsuits

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.

Call for a free consultation nationwide at 312-201-8310 and learn:

  • 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.

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

Here is a list of cases recently filed by Malibu Media LLC in the District of New York

  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01075
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01076
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01077
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01078
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01079
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01080
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01081
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01082
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01083
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01084

Here is a list of cases recently filed by Malibu Media LLC. in the  District of New Jersey :

Malibu Media LLC v Doe 17-cv-01172

  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     3:17-cv-01229-AET-LHG
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:17-cv-01317-MCA-LDW
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:17-cv-01315-ES-JAD
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:17-cv-01310-WJM-MF
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     3:17-cv-01268-BRM-LHG
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:17-cv-01319-KM-JBC
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:17-cv-01321-WJM-MF
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     3:2017-cv-01261
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     3:2017-cv-01262
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     3:2017-cv-01265
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     3:2017-cv-01266
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01276
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01277
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01272
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01271
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01273
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01275
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01185
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01232
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01228
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01236
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01239
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01252
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01240
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01237
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01172
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01180
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01179
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01188
  • Malibu Media, LLC v Doe     2:2017-cv-01182
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

Attorneys: Don’t risk malpractice in a copyright lawsuit where the  loser pays statutory and attorneys fees.  If you usually handle divorce, real estate, or other non-IP matters these cases are not for you. We accept attorney referrals and are very experienced in this specialized litigation.

Our attorneys and local counsel are admitted to the district courts wherever Malibu Media LLC  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 Malibu Media LLC lawsuit if circumstances allow.

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

Who Are Our Local Counsel?
Mark Del Bianco  Jurisdictions: Maryland, Washington DC
Leslie Farber  Jurisdictions: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Leslie Farber – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia
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.

Contact Us – Free Legal Consultation

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

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.”

Our Legal Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LHF Productions New York Subpoena Request Delayed, Limited by Different Judges

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LHF Productions, the copyright holder of the movie the movie “London Has Fallen” starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart filed a number of lawsuits in New York federal court going after Optimum internet subscribers it alleges downloaded the movie for free without its permission.

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In case number 1:16-cv-05450 LHF Productions, Inc. v Does 1- the movie company filed its request on October 10, 2016 for permission to subpoena Optimum to learn the identities of the accused subscribers according to their alleged IP addresses. As of December 13th, the judge has not ruled. A delay of more than two months for such a request is unusual. On December 7th the case was reassigned to Magistrate Judge Peggy Kuo. Judge William F. Kuntz, II, and Magistrate Judge James Orenstein are no longer assigned to this case. I expect the subpoena to be granted soon, based on Judge Kuo’s decision in the case below.

In case 1:16-cv-05449 LHF Productions v. BITTTORRENT USERS: DOE – 67.85.41.1, et al., Judge Peggy Kuo ( the same judge assigned to the case above) granted LHF Productions, Inc.’s request to issue a subpoena to Optimum for the identities and addresses of the accused subscribers – but denied the request to reveal the email addresses.

CONTACT US FOR A FREE ATTORNEY CONSULTATION

If you received a subpoena from Optimum Online/Altice/Cablevision about this lawsuit we can answer all your questions at 312-201-8310.

Antonelli Law’s local counsel for New York is attorney Leslie Farber.

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Leslie Farber – New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Having local counsel  enables  us to efficiently and effectively handle your case. 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 LHF 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. 

 

There are many LHF Productions Inc lawsuits filed across the country. Antonelli Law is the most experienced BT copyright defense firm in the country and represents clients nationwide – no more expensively than competent lawyers in your area.

Usually your first notice about the LHF Productions Inc. lawsuit is a letter from your ISP such as Altice/Cablevision/Optimum Online,  AT&T, CenturyLink, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, or Verizon and a subpoena. The letter notifies you that the ISP has been subpoenaed to release your name to the plaintiff. The letter often mentions your right to file in court a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena.

The following is adapted  from our article I received a Comcast letter and Subpoena – Help!

I received a Optimum Online letter and Subpoena – Help!

For many people in the past five years, they have gotten their mail and been surprised and confused to receive an Optimum Online letter or other Internet Service Provider (ISP) with a copy of a subpoena informing them:

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

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

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

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?

The Optimum Online letter and subpoena probably relates to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit alleging that someone in the home illegally downloaded a movie using file-sharing software like BitTorrent.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

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

WHAT CAN I DO?

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

Second, talk to a lawyer who is experienced in these kinds of lawsuits. A BitTorrent defense lawyer is experienced with computer networking, computer forensics, and litigation. But perhaps more importantly, a BitTorrent defense lawyer knows better than most how the BitTorrent copyright litigation “game” is played – the plaintiff attorneys, the plaintiff’s “experts,” weaknesses of plaintiffs’ legal and technological claims, and other factors learned by hard work and many clients in different jurisdictions.

Copyright infringement lawsuits can be tricky, involving statutory damages and attorney fee awards if you lose. Don’t use someone like your real estate or divorce lawyer. We accept attorney referrals, and Antonelli Law has the experience to competently help you. an attorney learn your options. We will competently help you with the LHF Productions Inc New York Subpoena you received in the mail.

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

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 us 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

If you received an LHF Productions Inc Subpoena or were served a Summons, call us at 312-201-8310 or click here to Talk to a Lawyer For Free

LHF Productions, Inc. is represented in New York by attorneys Ashly E Sands and Jason M Drangel of Epstein Drangel LLP, New York. These attorneys also represent Criminal Productions, Inc. in similar federal copyright litigation. 

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Eastern District of New York

LHF Productions Inc. v. Does1-10 1:16-cv-04981

Doe – 104.148.247.149, Doe – 104.246.39.175, Doe – 24.146.231.102, Doe – 24.184.139.66, Doe – 24.184.83.107, Doe – 24.228.163.131, Doe – 47.18.148.46, Doe – 67.83.133.197, Doe – 68.194.101.185, Doe – 69.122.161.96

LHF Productions Inc. v. Does 1-8 1:16-cv-04917

Doe – 24.185.84.199, Doe – 67.85.108.128, Doe – 67.87.164.24, Doe – 68.193.80.155, Doe – 68.197.88.160, Doe – 69.117.83.251, Doe – 74.90.242.175, Doe – 75.99.28.202

LHF Productions Inc. v. Does 1-4 16-cv-04359

Doe – 104.246.33.250, Doe – 24.190.46.56, Doe – 69.120.152.179, Doe – 74.90.78.14

LHF Productions Inc. v. Does 1:16-cv-02114

Doe – 24.147.140.138, Doe – 24.186.148.31, Doe – 24.228.210.116, Doe – 47.16.121.183, Doe – 67.85.107.192, Doe – 68.193.89.247, Doe – 69.117.180.232, Doe – 69.120.228.120, Doe – 96.56.104.194

Note: the following case was dismissed without prejudice LHF Productions Inc. v. Does 16-cv-02097

Southern District of New York

LHF Productions Inc. v. Does 16-cv-06191

Doe – 67.83.181.229, Doe – 69.124.109.26 White Plains, Yonkers

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