Malibu Media LLC Returns to Suing Internet Users in Northern Illinois For Allegedly Illegal Movie Downloads – Information From Antonelli Law BT Copyright Defense

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Malibu Media LLC, the producer of pornographic films on the x-art.com website has returned to filing lawsuits against internet users in the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago) for allegedly downloading its movies for free from the internet in violation of the US Copyright Act.

In prior years, Malibu Media LLC filed a great many lawsuits in the Northern District of Illinois but ceased in early to mid 2016. This new round of lawsuits in 2017 appears to coordinated as part of a new litigation campaign Malibu Media LLC has begun across the country.

Malibu Media LLC  owns the X-Art.com website and alleges the people it sues are users of BitTorrent file-sharing technology that are illegally obtaining and sharing their copyrighted movies for free. Significant questions have arisen regarding the methods the company’s agents employ in order to obtain the IP addresses of the lawsuits’ defendants.

I Received a Letter from My Internet Company and a Subpoena Copy – What Do I Do?

If you receive a letter from your internet company such as  Comcast and a copy of a Malibu Media LLC subpoena, this is your first notice you have become the target of a lawsuit. The best thing to do first is don’t panic. 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.

Speak with a Lawyer Experienced With Malibu Media LLC Lawsuits

Antonelli Law has represented over 500 clients targeted by Malibu Media in lawsuits in the Northern District of Illinois and other federal courts from New York to California. In all, we have represented nearly 2,000 clients accused of internet-based movie downloading copyright infringement claims. Firm principal Jeffrey Antonelli is admitted to the trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois, and there is no law firm in the country more experienced in this niche practice area than Antonelli Law of Chicago.

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Here is One Malibu Media LLC v Doe Complaint filed in the Northern District of Illinois

To see an example of a Malibu Media LLC v Doe Complaint filed in the Northern District of Illinois, click here to see  Malibu Media LLC v John Doe Subscriber Assigned IP Address 98.206.219.205.

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

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

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.

Federal Court Allows Antonelli Law to Represent You Effectively and Efficiently

BitTorrent copyright lawsuits are only filed in federal court.

Antonelli Law is very familiar with both the federal law and the important court cases that directly affect your Malibu Media LLC defense. We have represented over 500 clients fighting against copyright infringement claims made against them by Malibu Media LLC. Our deep experience helps every client we represent.

We are more efficient than the traditional copyright lawyers you might find  who must first learn the unique cases applicable to BitTorrent copyright defense (and likely charge you for their time do to so), as well as learn about BitTorrent technology and the ins and outs of practicing in this niche practice area.

Hiring Antonelli Law means you don’t have to pay a law firm to “catch up” on what BitTorrent technology is, the years of federal court cases around the country that apply to BitTorrent copyright infringement claims, nor the typical litigation strategies and technical attestations in Malibu Media LLC motions and lawsuits.

Here is a list of cases recently filed by Malibu Media LLC. in the Northern District of Illinois  (NDIL):

  • Malibu Media, LLC v John Doe         1:2017-cv-01396
  • Malibu Media, LLC v John Doe         1:2017-cv-01183
  • Malibu Media, LLC v John Doe         1:2017-cv-01190
  • Malibu Media, LLC v John Doe         1:2017-cv-01195
  • Malibu Media, LLC v John Doe         1:2017-cv-01196
  • Malibu Media, LLC v John Doe         1:2017-cv-01197
  • Malibu Media, LLC v John Doe         1:2017-cv-01200
  • Malibu Media, LLC v John Doe         1:2017-cv-01201
  • Malibu Media, LLC v John Doe         1:2017-cv-01202
  • Malibu Media, LLC v John Doe         1:2017-cv-01206
  • Malibu Media, LLC v John Doe         1:2017-cv-01209
  • Malibu Media, LLC v John Doe         1:2017-cv-01210

Malibu Media LLC is represented in Illinois by attorney Mary K. Schulz of Media Litigation Firm, P.C. of Geneva, IL

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

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.

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.

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Mark Del Bianco  Jurisdictions: Maryland, Washington DC
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Peter Glazer  Jurisdiction: Virginia
Byron L. Ames  Jurisdictions: Nevada & Utah

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

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