BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS Sues Almost 100 UTAH Internet Users in January For Downloading Movie “Hitman’s Bodyguard -ISP Subpoena Defense


BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS, INC ISP Subpoena: BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS, INC , the movie company behind the RYAN REYNOLDS, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, and GARY OLDMAN movie “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD” is suing nearly 100 UTAH Internet 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.

BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS, INC recently filed suit against hundreds of Internet users in numerous states, and in January the movie company filed suit against 98 people in Utah (and in other states, scroll down below). Antonelli Law has helped many people in Utah and accross the country defend themselves in court or settle the copyright infringement claims in lawsuits like these. Scroll down to view our Kamas local attorney Byron Ames in the Matt Gephardt KUTV interview.

The newest cases filed by Bodyguard Productions in January are found here, while the first ones filed are at the bottom of this article


  • Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-23 1:18-cv-00004
  • Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-26 1:18-cv-00005
  • Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-24 2:18-cv-00025
  • Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-25 2:18-cv-00026

Bodyguard productions, Inc. is represented in Utah by attorney Todd E. Zenger of

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

The BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS, INC subpoena 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.

BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS hired a law firm to sue people who allegedly downloaded their copyright movies for free and thus committing copyright infringement. When that law firm filed the lawsuit, all they had was an IP address relating to the alleged computer downloads. They did not have a name to match the IP address.

In order for the law firm to name and serve the Internet Subscriber with the lawsuit Summons and Complaint, they must first issue a subpoena to the internet company to reveal the name and address of the internet subscriber whose account matches the IP address.

When the internet company receives the subpoena, it issues the account holder a letter and copy of the subpoena it received, informing that the subpoena was received and that a motion to quash the subpoena can be filed before it releases the account subscriber’s name and address.

Essentially, BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS is alleging that someone in the home or office illegally downloaded the movie they 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 BODYGUARD PRODUCTIONS, INC.

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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 COLORADO, UTAH, as well as HAWAII, ILLINOIS, and NEW YORK 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:

NEW YORK, HAWAII, COLORADO, AND ILLINOIS 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 COLORADO, HAWAII, ILLINOIS, NEW YORK, AND UTAH Internet 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 Copyright Infringement 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 most 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 a flat fee for out of court settlements or an hourly fee for litigation defense.

There are many defense standpoints from which we can tenaciously work to fight the copyright infringement lawsuit brought against NEW YORK, HAWAII, COLORADO, AND ILLINOIS 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 Hawaii, Colorado, or Illinois?

  • We offer fair and competitive prices, which are no more expensive than hiring a local Hawaii or Colorado 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 NEW YORK, HAWAII, COLORADO, AND ILLINOIS 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 NEW YORK, HAWAII, COLORADO, AND ILLINOIS users over the movie, “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD”?

Contact us today.

Utahns, accused of illegally downloading a movie, are told to pay up – Matt Gephardt and Michelle Poe, KUTV

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

Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. DOE 1:17-cv-00558

Illinois – Northern District of Illinois

  • Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does
  • Does 1-23 1:17-cv-08900
  • Does 1-24 1:17-cv-08901
  • Does 1-29 1:17-cv-08902
  • Does 1-24 1:17-cv-08903
  • Does 1-23 1:17-cv-08904

• Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Doe 1 et al:

  • 1:17-cv-02924
  • 1:17-cv-02832
  • 1:17-cv-02643
  • 1:17-cv-02675
  • 1:17-cv-02680
  • 1:17-cv-02699


  • Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does
  • Does 1-19 1:17-cv-08521
  • Does 1-20 1:17-cv-08522
  • Does 1-23 1:17-cv-08524
  • Does 1-25 1:17-cv-08525
  • Does 1-27 1:17-cv-08527
  • Does 1-27 1:17-cv-07997
  • Does 1-27 1:17-cv-07998
  • Does 1-27 1:17-cv-08000
  • Does 1-34 1:17-cv-08001
  • Does 1-36 1:17-cv-08002

New York

• Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does et al 1:17-cv-08893
• Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does 74 et al 1:17-cv-06650


See Also:

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