Comcast Sending Subpoena Notices re PTG Nevada LLC Lawsuit
This week many northern Illinois Comcast internet subscribers are receiving notices by mail informing them a subpoena from a federal copyright lawsuit was received by Comcast to reveal their identity. This lawsuit was filed by PTG Nevada LLC alleging that hundreds of people illegally downloaded the film “Pay The Ghost” featuring Nicholas Cage and Sarah Wayne Callies. Use of the BitTorrent software protocol or similar P2P file-sharing software is alleged to have been used.
Now is the time to research and decide whether you want to fight the lawsuit, settle anonymously through an attorney, file a motion to quash the subpoena (aka “vacate” the subpoena), or even to ignore the letter and any following settlement demand letters the lawyers representing PTG Nevada LLC may mail you. Important note: NEVER ignore being served with summons! Immediately consult with an attorney. Please read the following FAQs or caveats regarding filing motions to quash.
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More Information on Defending These Lawsuits
A recent law article on the rise of “John Doe” lawsuits alleging BitTorrent copyright infringement can be found here for more information. Additionally, several blogs can be helpful for those dealing with this kind of lawsuit for the first time: fightcopyrighttrolls.com and dietrolldie.com. Both bloggers offer information and advice resulting from their being wrongfully accused of BitTorrent copyright infringement. Neither of those bloggers are lawyers and do not offer legal advice, but can be extremely good resources if you are feeling panicked.
The following are case docket numbers of the PTG Nevada LLC lawsuits filed in the Northern Illinois District Court:
District Court of Illinois
PTG Nevada LLC v. Does 1-34 1:16-cv-01611
PTG Nevada LLC v. Does 1-25 1:16-cv-01614
PTG Nevada LLC v. Does 1-24 1:16-cv-01621
PTG Nevada LLC v. Does 1-26 1:16-cv-01624
PTG Nevada LLC v. Does 1-22 1:16-cv-01628
PTG Nevada LLC v. Does 1-28 1:16-cv-01633
PTG Nevada LLC v. Does 1-25 1:16-cv-01637
PTG Nevada LLC v. Does 1-31 1:16-cv-01645
PTG Nevada LLC v. Does 1-29 1:16-cv-01651
PTG Nevada LLC v. Does 1-25 1:16-cv-01655