Virginia Judge Orders Comcast to ID Venice Pi, LLC Defendants – ISP Subpoena Defense

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VENICE PI , the movie company behind the BRUCE WILLIS movie “ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE” is suing Harrisonbug area users for using computer file-sharing software to obtain its movie for free.

On October 13th, Magistrate Judge Joel C. Hoppe of the Virginia federal court entered an Order allowing Venice Pi, LLC attorney Dale Jensen to issue subpoenas to Comcast to reveal the names and addresses of internet subscribers located near Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Salem, and Stephens City. Summons and/ or letters requesting settlement payment may soon follow from the Venice Pi, LLC attorney.

Contact Antonelli Law for a free consultation before responding to the movie company lawyer’s letter asking to settle for thousands of dollars. Our telephone number is 312-201-8310.

For Venice Pi, LLC cases in other states click here.

Did you receive a copyright infringement notice from your internet service provider (ISP), and a subpoena from VENICE PI for the illegal download of the movie, ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE’? Don’t panic, we’re here to help.

Why Did I Receive a Subpoena from VENICE PI?

The VENICE PI subpoena probably relates to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit. Essentially, VENICE PI is alleging that someone in the home or office illegally downloaded ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE produced using file-sharing software such as BitTorrent without paying a license fee.


Set up a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case, or keep reading below for more information on what you can expect from your case with VENICE PI.


What Do I Do?
Firstly and most importantly- don’t ignore it! You have a limited amount of time to decide what to do; the longer you leave it, the fewer choices you’ll have. Typically, you have anywhere from two weeks to one month after receiving the ISP letter and VENICE PI subpoena to decide what to do.

Secondly, deleting anything could make the penalties worse, don’t try to hide anything.

Don’t Sign Anything Before Speaking with a Copyright Defense Attorney
If you receive a Waiver of Service of Summons form in the mail, don’t sign it before speaking with an experienced attorney. Signing the Waiver of Service of Summons form you received in the mail from the movie company’s lawyer will in some cases lead to an unfair default or consent judgments against you.

Speaking with an experienced attorney with a background in ISP subpoena defense can help you make informed decisions about how to process. Antonelli Law provides free copyright infringement consultations to those Harrisonbug area users being sued by VENICE PI.

If you want to read more about recent cases of ISP users in copyright infringement allegation lawsuits, consider this article by Jeffrey Antonelli about “copyright troll” litigation, published by the Illinois State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section. It speaks to our expertise in this field of litigation.

Once you’ve spoken to an experienced ISP Subpoena Defense Attorney, you’ll understand your specific case better, but generally, you have three options:

Harrisonbug Defendants’ Options for the VENICE PI Copyright Infringement Claims:
• Resolve the case anonymously
• File a motion to quash before it gets to court
• Prepare to fight your case in court

Antonelli Law knows how to help you figure out the best action for your subpoena defense and the VENICE PI Copyright Infringement Claims. We’re the nation’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm, with a record of having helped nearly 2,000 people across the country accused of downloading movies over the internet in the types of lawsuits such as the one brought by VENICE PI against Harrisonbug area users over the movie “ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE”.

Contact us to see which option is best for your VENICE PI case.

Resolving Your VENICE PI Case Anonymously
The easiest and most common way to resolve your VENICE PI case is out of court. Choosing this option allows you to settle anonymously. At Antonelli Law, we charge a flat legal fee of somewhere between $750 – $1,000 for anonymous settlements.

Filing a Motion to Quash the VENICE PI Subpoena You Received
The motion to quash argues that the lawsuit’s complaints claiming copyright infringement only claim a few ‘bits’ of data were transmitted by the IP address and user in question, therefore they do not provide enough evidence to make a claim on copyright infringement, and the court should throw out the copyright infringement lawsuit brought by VENICE PI due to deficiency, then the court should also quash the subpoena for the user in question. At Antonelli Law, we offer a flat rate for filing motions to quash a subpoena.

This option is not without risks. Besides losing your anonymity in court, this defense is not often accepted by the court. Contact Antonelli’s experienced ISP subpoena defense lawyers to discuss this option further.

Preparing to Fight Your VENICE PI Case in Court
When choosing to fight a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against you by VENICE PI, for the illegal downloading of the move “ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE”, Antonelli Law should be your first choice for defense.

We have local counsel coast to coast, to help us efficiently settle or fight lawsuits brought against our clients. We offer free consultations where we explain what you can expect when fighting this copyright infringement lawsuit from VENICE PI in court. After that, we charge an hourly fee.

There are many defense standpoints from which we can tenaciously work to fight the copyright infringement lawsuit brought against Harrisonbug area users by VENICE PI over the BRUCE WILLIS movie, “ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE”. One of the most common forms of defense is claiming that the user who transmitted the data for the movie “ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE” through a BitTorrent is not the user at this IP address.

This is a strong defense because the copyright infringement lawsuit brought against the defendant assumes that the defendant used their own IP address to transmit the data for the movie. However, hackers often disguise their IP addresses when illegally transmitting data online, so in many cases, the defendant is not at fault and did not commit copyright infringement by downloading “ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE” over a bit torrent.

Why Choose Antonelli Law as Your Experienced ISP Subpoena Defense Law Firm in Virginia?

  • We offer fair and competitive prices, which are no more expensive than hiring a local Virginia attorney, and we are able to represent you in your federal case
  • This area of law is fast paced and changes happen rapidly, so we are continuously following the latest developments in cases nationwide
  • We have years of experience representing ISP users accused of Bit Torrent copyright infringement and helping to resolve nearly 2000 cases
  • We have strong credentials standing behind our arguments and the other side is well aware of this
  • We understand the panic or anxiety you may feel at receiving a copyright infringement lawsuit from VENICE PI over the movie “ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE”, and we are experienced in helping Virginia area users make calm, informed decisions throughout this process

Ready to take the first step in resolving the VENICE PI copyright infringement allegations brought against Virginia users over the movie, “ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE”?

Contact us today.

The Case Numbers for the VENICE PI Copyright Infringement Claims are:
5:17-cv-00089

5:17-cv-00090

5:17-cv-00070

See Also

What’s In a Settlement Agreement? Confidentiality Clauses & No Admission of Guilt – Antonelli Law

Venice PI LLC Suing Colorado ISP Users for “Once Upon a Time in Venice” Downloads – ISP Subpoena Defense

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