BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC, the movie company behind the Dolph Lundgren movie “LARCENY” is suing NEW YORK area users for using computer file-sharing software to obtain its movie for free.
On October 19th, New York District Judge Edgardo Ramos approved Badhouse Studios’ request to subpoena Time Warner Cable, Verizon Fios, and Optimum Online to reveal the names and addresses of internet subscribers as identified by their IP address. The case number is 17-cv-07071 Badhouse Studios, LLC v the following Doe Defendants:
Defendants will soon receive a letter from their internet company informing them of the copyright infringement allegations, and of their right to file a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena to prevent their names from being released. Letters from attorney Bryan DeMatteo who represents Badhouse Studios LLC in New York will probably be sent in November. The letters will probably ask for thousands of dollars to settle the movie company’s claims. You should speak with an experienced attorney before responding to these letters.
Did you receive a copyright infringement notice from your internet service provider (ISP), and a subpoena from BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC for the illegal download of the movie, ‘LARCENY’? Don’t panic, we’re here to help.
Why Did I Receive a Subpoena from BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC?
The BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC subpoena probably relates to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit. Essentially, BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC is alleging that someone in the home or office illegally downloaded LARCENY 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 BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC.
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 BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC 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 NEW YORK area users being sued by BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC.
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 experience 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:
NEW YORK Defendants’ Options for the BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLCCopyright 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 BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC 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 BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC against NEW YORK area users over the movie “LARCENY”.
Resolving Your BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC Case Anonymously
The easiest and most common way to resolve your BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC 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 BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC 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 BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC 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 BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC Case in Court
When choosing to fight a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against you by BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC, for the illegal downloading of the move “LARCENY”, 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 BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC 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 NEW YORK users by BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLCover the DOLPH LUNDGREN movie, “LARCENY”. One of the most common forms of defense is claiming that the user who transmitted the data for the movie “LARCENY” 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 “LARCENY” over a bit torrent.
Why Choose Antonelli Law as Your Experienced ISP Subpoena Defense Law Firm in NEW YORK?
- We offer fair and competitive prices, which are no more expensive than hiring a local NEW YORK 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 BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLCover the movie “LARCENY”, and we are experienced in helping NEW YORK area users make calm, informed decisions throughout this process
Ready to take the first step in resolving the BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC copyright infringement allegations brought against NEW YORK users over the movie, “LARCENY”?
The Case Numbers for the BADHOUSE STUDIOS LLC Copyright Infringement Claims are:
Badhouse Studios, LLC v. Does 1-13 22.214.171.124 et al 1:17-cv-07071
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, DOE—18.104.22.168, DOE—22.214.171.124, and DOE—126.96.36.199
Bryan N DeMatteo represents Badhouse Studios, LLC in this New York case.