On September 18, 2017 Badhouse Studios, LLC filed 13 federal copyright infringement lawsuits against internet users of Spectrum (Time-Warner Cable), Verizon Fios, and Optimum Online in the District of New York federal court, Southern District. The movie company alleges these internet users illegally downloaded the movie “Larceny” using BitTorrent software. We expect this movie company to file similar copyright infringement lawsuits across the country.
The New York case is the first case recorded for Badhouse Studios, LLC. Badhouse Studios is the copyright holder for the film Larceny, starring Dolph Lundgren and released in 2017.
On September 22, 2017 Judge Edgardo Ramos ordered Badhouse Studios to appear before the court on October 19, 2017 regarding the movie company’s request for subpoenas to be issued that would require Spectrum (Time-Warner Cable), Verizon Fios, and Optimum Online to provide the names and addresses of subscribers allegedly involved with the movie’s copyright infringement.
We will provide an update upon the Court conducting the pre-motion conference and entering an Order.
Have you received a Summons or Subpoena from BADHOUSE STUDIOS, LLC?
Your first notice of the lawsuit will probably be a letter from your internet service provider (ISP) like Comcast, Cox, Verizon or AT&T, and a subpoena from BADHOUSE STUDIOS, LLC . If you have, contact the experienced defense attorneys at Antonelli Law for a free, confidential consultation by calling us at 312-201-8310, or by using our confidential contact form.
Why have I received this ISP Notice?
The ISP letter and BADHOUSE STUDIOS, LLC subpoena probably relate to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit alleging that someone in the home or office illegally downloaded “LARCENY” using file-sharing software such as BitTorrent.
Is it real?
Yes, and ignoring the subpoena will reduce your options to fight it. Typically you only have two weeks to a month to file a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena.
Can I get out of it?
Once you’ve received a subpoena, there are three options available:
- Resolve anonymously (Read about settling here)
- File a motion to quash before it gets to court (Learn more here)
- Prepare to fight it in court. We are experienced litigators who fight back vigorously.
In some cases, people who receive the ISP notice will not be served with a summons, but only receive a letter from the movie company’s lawyer.
We’ve helped nearly 2,0000 clients across the US resolve their cases and can help you figure out the best course of action for you.
How much will it cost?
- Most cases are resolved out of court. Our flat legal fee is $750 – $1,000 for anonymous settlements (Settlements typically range between $3,000-$5,000 based on a national average unless a significant financial hardship is documented.)
- Want to fight it? We charge an hourly fee and can explain what to expect during our free consultation.
What do I do now?
- The best thing to do is to speak with an experienced ISP Subpoena Defense Lawyer. This is a swiftly changing area of law and we continually follow the latest developments. We understand the technology so are able to better defend you; our last complex trial involved computer firewalls, sophisticated commercial networks, and a Microsoft certified expert.
- Don’t sign anything
- Don’t try to delete anything – this could make penalties worse
- Decide how you want to handle it
- Read our FAQ page if you’re still feeling confused or scared.
- Our consultations are free and we work nationwide.
If you’ve received a BADHOUSE STUDIOS, LLC Subpoena or were served a Summons, don’t panic. We will help you solve this.
Learn the facts and speak for free, confidentially, with our experienced attorneys at 312-201-8310 or click here for our confidential contact form.
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An Overview of BitTorrent Copyright Infringement
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, published by the Illinois State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property section.
See our motions to quash page and give us a call at 312-201-8310 nationwide to speak with an attorney about filing a motion to quash the subpoena your ISP received for your account information and name.
See our should I settle? page if you are thinking about possibly settling and give us a call.
What Are These Lawsuits About?
BADHOUSE STUDIOS, LLC accuses defendants of copyright infringement by using software such as BitTorrent and the internet to obtain the film “LARCENY” without paying the appropriate license fee.
The BADHOUSE STUDIOS, LLC lawsuit is one of many “free movie” download cases we see, which are sometimes called “copyright troll” lawsuits or BitTorrent lawsuits. BitTorrent is a common software people use to illegally obtain movies online.
Critics of these lawsuits say it’s about the movie company generating more revenue. The movie company says it is filing these lawsuits to stop piracy of its intellectual property.
Why hire a specialist ISP Subpoena Defense Law Firm?
Antonelli Law will:
- Reduce your anxiety about the problem
- Give clear, up to date information to help you decide what to do
- Be responsive and accessible via phone and email
- Help you resolve this problem: most cases are resolved out of court for a flat legal fee of $750 – $1,000 for anonymous settlements.
- Help you fight it: We are tenacious and effective lawyers in lawsuit litigation
Our Nationwide Experience With BitTorrent Copyright Lawsuits
Since 2011 we’ve been defending people targeted in BitTorrent copyright infringement lawsuits like the one filed by BADHOUSE STUDIOS, LLC and have helped nearly 2,000 clients nationwide. We have a great deal of insight into what works and what is a waste of your time and money.
We have no desire to have you spin your wheels with legal work that does not advance your defense and only racks up lawyer fees. However, we are experienced litigators and are prepared to defend our clients vigorously. Either way, we will never put our interests ahead of your own.
We are headquartered in Illinois and have local counsel from coast to coast to help us efficiently and effectively settle and fight lawsuits in your state.
If you have received an ISP letter informing you a subpoena for your identity was received, or if you are served with a summons or waiver of service, we can help.
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.
For immediate advice and a free initial consultation call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli at 312-201-8310, fill out our simple contact page with a request to call you back at a time that is convenient for you. Attorney referrals accepted.
Hiring Antonelli Law Is No More Expensive than Hiring a Local Attorney in Your City
Antonelli Law’s numerous federal court admissions, local counsel affiliations, and the nature of federal lawsuits allow us to effectively and cost-consciously represent you in your copyright infringement defense, no matter which state you live in – and no more expensively than a local attorney.
We are able to represent you in your federal case without being more expensive or more difficult to hire than hiring a local attorney because federal courts require attorneys to file their papers electronically, and often conduct hearings by telephone. This makes frequent trips to the courthouse unnecessary. Also, we normally do not charge for airline flights or flying travel charges. Clients 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 can appear in court on an expedited basis when necessary. We will, of course, be in court personally when necessary such as non-routine hearings or a trial.
Recent Press on Antonelli Law
- “Why Are So Many People In Northern Illinois Being Sued For Downloading Porn?” Miles Bryan NPR/WBEZ quoting Jeffrey Antonelli
- “Porn Infringement Battles Keeps the Action Going for Both Sides” Anandashankar Mazumdar and Tommy Shen BNA Bloomberg
- “Movie Studio Targets Consumers For Illegal Downloads”
Chicago NBC 5 television interview of Jeffrey Antonelli
- Why It’s Getting Harder to Sue Illegal Movie Downloaders MotherJones, quoting Jeffrey Antonelli
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. We accept attorney referrals and clients for Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Florida, and other states’ federal file-sharing cases. This is a swiftly changing area of law and we continually follow the latest developments.
Antonelli Law Ltd. provides advice based on years of solid litigation experience representing consumers and businesses and concentrates in representing people accused of BitTorrent copyright infringement. You need serious legal advice for your copyright troll defense – not from a firm who can only try to negotiate a settlement but has little or no actual litigation experience. Our last complex trial involved computer firewalls, sophisticated commercial networks, and a Microsoft certified expert. We have the credentials to back up our advice and settlement postures, and the other side knows it.
Ready to speak to an ISP Subpoena Defense specialist? Contact us today.Speak with Antonelli Law For Free
Antonelli Law and our local counsel Leslie Farber have helped protect many people from movie download copyright infringement lawsuits. We will talk with you for free, and if you decide to have us negotiate a settlement with ME2 Productions on your behalf, we think we can do quite a bit better than this $10,000 default judgment. Click here for our free, confidential contact form.
Read below for more lawsuit information, and click here about the settlement demand letters ME2 Productions attorney Bryan N DeMatteo is sending New Yorkers letters demanding $5,600 to settle the copyright claims of its client regarding allegations of illegal downloading the movie “Mechanic: Resurrection”. We expect there will probably similar letters sent to New Yorkers for the movie “Larceny” on behalf of Badhouse Studious, LLC.
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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 Badhouse Studios, LLC Cases n New York?
The cases with each “John Doe” IP address are as follows:
Bryan N DeMatteo represents Badhouse Studios, LLC in this New York case:
Badhouse Studios, LLC v. Does 1-13 220.127.116.11 et al 1:17-cv-07071
DOE—18.104.22.168, DOE—22.214.171.124, DOE—126.96.36.199, DOE—188.8.131.52, DOE—184.108.40.206, DOE—220.127.116.11, DOE—18.104.22.168, DOE—22.214.171.124, DOE—126.96.36.199, DOE—188.8.131.52, DOE—184.108.40.206, DOE—220.127.116.11, and DOE—18.104.22.168
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.
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.
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.
We can also defend you and help protect your anonymity in a lawsuit if circumstances allow.
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Copy of the Badhouse studios, LLC New York Complaint:
Lawsuit Complaint by Badhouse Studios 17-cv-07071 nysd