Have you recently received a notice from your internet provider (such as Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, etc.) letting you know that Malibu Media LLC is requesting your name?
Malibu Media LLC is accusing someone at your IP address of illegally downloading their adult film content without paying the proper licensing fees. When you receive the notice you are still listed as John Doe and your information is not yet available to Malibu Media.
You may be wondering if you can ignore the notice to see if they are bluffing, if they’ll go away, or perhaps are even wondering if the notice is a fake.
This is a blog dedicated to updates on copyright infringement cases. We have handled more than 1,000 Malibu Media cases over the past eight years, helping each client figure out the best option for their individual situation. We can represent you in your case against Malibu Media. For more information about your subpoena visit our main website’s Malibu Media page.
Can I ignore my Malibu Media Subpoena?
If you ignore your Malibu Media subpoena, you risk losing your anonymity and you will have fewer options on how to handle your Malibu Media case moving forward.
If you do decide to ignore your subpoena, your internet service provider can release your name to Malibu Media’s lawyers. As soon as Malibu Media receives your name they will likely amend the complaint name in the public court documents and you will be served with a court summons.
Under no circumstances should you ignore a court summons.
Once Malibu Media has amended the complaint you will have lost your ability to remain anonymous.
You may not mind losing your anonymity, but by ignoring the subpoena and being served with a summons, you will have also have drastically reduced the options open to you on how you’d like to handle your case against Malibu Media moving forward.
Speaking with an experienced law firm that specializes in ISP subpoena defense can help you make informed decisions about how to proceed.
Don’t Sign or Delete Anything From Malibu Media 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 copyright defense attorney. If you sign the Waiver of Service Summons from Malibu Media’s lawyers it can lead to a default or consent judgment against you.
You also should not try to delete anything or destroy anything; doing so could make penalties worse.
This is a rapidly changing area of law, and Antonelli Law continually follows the latest developments.
We have years of experience handling anonymous settlements with Malibu Media, and we’re also experienced litigators that will fight back vigorously on your behalf.
Our consultations are free, and we represent clients nationwide. Visit our website or call us 312-201-8310.