This is a blog dedicated to updates on copyright infringement cases. We have handled more than 900 Malibu Media cases over the past seven 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.
You have received a notice from your internet service provider (ISP) because Malibu Media is seeking your name from your ISP (Comcast, Cox, Verizon, etc.). They are accusing someone at your IP address of illegally downloading their adult film content without paying the proper licensing fees.
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. Sometimes defendants don’t mind losing their 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 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. 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; it could make penalties worse.
This is a swiftly changing area of law, and Antonelli Law continually follows the latest developments.
My family has never been part of any lawsuit… until recently. There is a first time for everything.
We received a letter from Comcast advising that they received a subpoena requesting demographic information with regards to our IP address. I researched the matter thoroughly and discovered that we were being sued for copy right infringement. Very scary!
I spoke to numerous attorneys, most scared me even more by telling me that the fines for copy right infringement are extremely high and pushing into settlement, as well as charging an arm and a leg. I researched for several more days after that and came across Mr. Antonelli’s site, I read his articles, also noticed while reviewing some federal cases similar to ours, that his firm has represented other defendants in the Western District Court.
I reached out to Mr. Antonelli via email, he responded promptly and we scheduled a phone call to discuss this case in more detail. He was confident in his abilities and experience, but most importantly he was compassionate, he listened, gave me the best and worst case scenarios.
He did not push me into settlement, he provided me with options. He allowed me to make the best decision for my family while guiding and counseling me.
Katrina Harris, his paralegal, was amazing. Always timely and courteous. Made sure that all information requested by Mr. Antonelli from us was accounted for, kept us all on schedule and provided daily answers and updates. My family and I are so very grateful to Mr. Antonelli and Ms. Harris for handling this case with compassion and care, professionalism and knowledge, but of course above all… the best results.
Mr. Antonelli has a high regard for his profession, he is one of the most ethical attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with but also very fierce. Thank you so much!