Bodyguard Productions Inc Suing Chicagoans for “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” Movie Downloads – ISP Subpoena Defense


BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC  the movie company behind the Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Gary Oldman movie “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD” is suing CHICAGOLAND area users for using computer file-sharing software to obtain its movie for free.

Did you receive a copyright infringement notice from your internet service provider (ISP), and a subpoena from BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC. for the illegal download of the movie, ‘THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD.’? Don’t panic, we’re here to help. Antonelli Law is located in Chicago and we have helped nearly 2,000 people successfully resolve accusations of movie copyright infringement.

Why Did I Receive a Subpoena from BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC.?

The Bodyguard Productions Inc. subpoena probably relates to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit. Essentially, Bodyguard Productions Inc. is alleging that someone in the home or office illegally downloaded THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD produced using file-sharing software such as BitTorrent without paying a license fee. A copy of the lawsuit Complaint is embedded below.

Set up a free consultation with Antonelli Law copyright defense to discuss the specifics of your case, or keep reading below for more information on what you can expect from your case with Bodyguard Productions.

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 Bodyguard Productions Inc. 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 CHICAGOLAND area users being sued by BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC.

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:

CHICAGOLAND Defendants’ Options for the BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC. 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 Bodyguard Productions Inc. 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 BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC. against CHICAGOLAND area users over the movie “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD.”.

Contact us to see which option is best for your BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC. case.

Resolving Your BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC. Case Anonymously
The easiest and most common way to resolve your BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC. 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 BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC. 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 BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC. 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. Contact Antonelli’s experienced ISP subpoena defense lawyers to discuss this option further.

Preparing to Fight Your BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC. Case in Court
When choosing to fight a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against you by BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC., for the illegal downloading of the move “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD.”, 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 BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC. 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 CHICAGOLAND users by BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC. over the Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Gary Oldman movie, “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD.”. One of the most common forms of defense is claiming that the user who transmitted the data for the movie “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD.” 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 “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD.” over a bit torrent.

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

  • We offer fair and competitive prices, which are no more expensive than hiring a local CHICAGOLAND 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 BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC. over the movie “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD.”, and we are experienced in helping CHICAGOLAND area users make calm, informed decisions throughout this process

Ready to take the first step in resolving the BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC copyright infringement allegations brought against CHICAGOLAND users over the movie, “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD.”?

Contact us today.

The Case Numbers for the BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS INC. Copyright Infringement Claims are:


Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-25 1:17-cv-07667

Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. DOES 1-29 1:17-cv-07669

Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. DOES 1-27 1:17-cv-07670

Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. DOES 1-21 1:17-cv-07671

Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. DOES 1-26 1:17-cv-07672

Bodyguard Productions, Inc. is represented in Illinois by attorneys Michael A. Hierl  and William Kalbac of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.

Bodyguard Productions Complaint 17-cv-07672 Illinois


See Also:

I received a Comcast Copyright Infringement Letter and Subpoena – Help!

FAQ – Movie Download Lawsuits – Antonelli Law

We File Motions to Quash Subpoenas – Free Consultation With Antonelli Law Defense


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