Malibu Media, LLC has been filing federal copyright infringement lawsuits for years.
They allege that defendants illegally downloaded their adult films without the proper licensing fees using file-sharing software such as BitTorrent. Your first notice of a lawsuit will likely be a letter from your internet service provider (ISP) alerting you that Malibu Media is seeking your name. It is imperative you take action immediately if you do not wish for your name to be released.
What happens if I ignore the letter and my name is released to Malibu Media?
You typically have about 30 days before your ISP will release your name to Malibu Media. Once your name has been released, Malibu Media can tie your name publicly to the case and your anonymity is lost. As these cases are time-sensitive, the longer you wait the fewer options you have.
Most clients we work with wish to keep their anonymity for several reasons. One of the main reasons is the backlash they could face from family, friends, or employers. For example, politicians, teachers, policemen, etc. tend to be held to a higher standard and being tied to one of these cases could reflect poorly on them no matter the level of guilt or innocence.
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I don’t want my name to be released to Malibu Media, how do I avoid that?
Your best course of action is to speak with an experienced copyright infringement attorney and discuss your options. The attorneys at Antonelli Law are experienced with cases just like these and can represent clients nationwide. We’ll discuss your specific case, the options you have, and advise you throughout the process to get your case resolved as quickly as possible. If you wish to remain anonymous, we will do everything in our power to help you avoid being publicly tied to your case.
Your three options are typically:
- Anonymously settle– Settling is one of the most common options for our clients who wish to remain anonymous. It tends to be a quick process and by working with an experienced copyright infringement attorney, your settlement tends to be much lower than if you didn’t have representation.
- File a motion to quash– This can be a great legal strategy under the right circumstances. It tends to be rare that this option works in favor of the defendant, but we will discuss how this option may or may not benefit you.
- Fight in court– By fighting your case in court, you will likely be publicly tied to the case. We’ll discuss if fighting in court is a worthwhile endeavor for your case, but the decision is almost entirely up to you if you want to fight back. We are tenacious and effective litigators that will be there to represent you through the entire process.
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