Strike 3 Holdings is suing people across the United States, accusing them of copyright infringement in both Federal Court and in Florida State Court. Below is an overview of who Strike 3 Holdings is and what these Strike 3 Holdings cases are about.
Strike 3 Holdings LLC is a company that produces pornographic films. Their adult films are published under the subscription sites Blacked, Vixen, and Tushy.
Why is my internet provider involved in this Strike 3 Holdings case?
Did you receive a notice from your Internet Service Provider (AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, etc.) and a copy of a subpoena from a company called Strike 3 Holdings?
Your internet service provider (ISP) is letting you know that Strike 3 Holdings is seeking your personal information (your full name and address) so that they can sue you for copyright infringement. Before your internet provider releases this information, they send the subpoena notification to you.
If you have just received this notice you are still anonymous- Strike 3 Holdings does not yet know who you are.
How did Strike 3 Holdings identify me if they don’t know what my name or address is?
Each internet connection has a unique IP address that is specific to that internet connection. Using a variety of methods and technology, Strike 3 Holdings was allegedly able to track the illegal downloads of their content to your IP address.
Once Strike 3 Holdings has your IP address, they can do a ‘reverse lookup’ and figure out who provides the internet to your home (Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Cox, etc.). By knowing both your IP address and your internet provider, Strike 3 Holdings filed a lawsuit in Federal Court or Florida State Court accusing that IP address of copyright infringement and asked a judge for permission to send a subpoena to your internet provider. This subpoena is requesting your name and address so that they can then amend the complaint from John Doe to your name and sue you.
This Strike 3 Holdings case just complicated my life… what should I do next?
You have three options available to you.
- Settle your case out of court
- File a Motion to Quash
- Fight back in court
Having an attorney experienced in these types of cases may help you negotiate a lower Strike 3 Holdings settlement amount or better defend you in court.
To learn more we recommend you visit The Antonelli Law main Strike 3 Holdings page.