Malibu Media: Increase in Lawsuits


Malibu Media is filing copyright infringement lawsuits at a rapid pace; they are currently one of the most prolific filers of copyright infringement lawsuits in the U.S.  

This is a blog dedicated to updates on copyright infringement cases. We’ve represented nearly 2,000 clients across the US and are America’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm; we can represent you in your case against Malibu Media. For more information about handling your subpoena visit our main website’s Malibu Media page.

Malibu Media is alleging John Doe defendants illegally downloaded their movies using file-sharing software such as BitTorrent.

Recent Malibu Media Cases

According to Malibu Media is one of the major contributors to the increase in copyright infringement suits. The American Lawyer article states:

“Through the first six months of this year, 2,864 copyright infringement suits were filed in U.S. district courts, giving 2018 a good chance at being the most copyright-litigious year in recent memory. About twice the number of copyright suits have been filed at the midway point compared to last year, and the spike can be traced directly, more or less, to two pornography studios and one Am Law 100 firm: Fox Rothschild.

One of those studios, Malibu Media LLC, is an old pro in the mass copyright enforcement game, having filed nearly 7,000 suits in the past decade. The company’s suits were profiled in The New Yorker in 2014, but it has nevertheless ramped up its litigation machine this year following a dispute with its former law firm that led to a largely lost year in 2017. Through June, Malibu Media had filed on average more than three cases a day, according to data from legal analytics platform Lex Machina.”

Frequently Asked Malibu Media Subpoena Questions

Why did I receive a subpoena from Malibu Media?

The subpoena notification letter sent by your ISP is probably related to a copyright infringement lawsuit alleging that someone used your IP address to download Malibu Media’s adult content without the appropriate licensing fees, likely using file-sharing software such as BitTorrent.

 Can I ignore it?

Ignoring the subpoena will only limit your options for fighting it. Typically, you have two weeks to a month after receiving the subpoena to file a motion to quash or vacate. The longer you wait, the more limited your options will be.

What do I do now?

If you’ve received a Malibu Media subpoena, there are three options available:

  • Anonymously resolve it (See below for more information)
  • Quash it before it gets to court
  • Fight it in court with an experienced ISP subpoena defense firm like Antonelli Law. We’ve helped nearly 2,000 clients across the US resolve their cases and can help you figure out your next steps.

Do you have questions about Malibu Media and anonymously settling out of court? Make sure you contact us to discuss all of your options.

Anonymously settling through Antonelli Law ensures that:

  • All claims up through the settlement date (whether known or unknown) are covered. This means that you will not be sued again by the same company for any additional supposed download activity that occurred prior to the settlement date.
  • You as a ‘Subscriber’ are released, not just your IP address.  That means you are still covered if multiple IP addresses were used in any downloading activity.
  • Our fee is flat rate, and we negotiate the best settlement possible on your behalf.  We have successfully negotiated several anonymous settlements that were much lower than the original amount demanded by the movie company.

What’s next?

The best thing to do is to speak with an experienced ISP subpoena defense firm like Antonelli Law. This is a fast-changing area of law, and we continually follow the latest developments.

  • Don’t sign anything
  • Don’t try to delete anything – this could make penalties worse
  • Decide your next steps

For more information about your case, visit our Malibu Media page or contact us to set up a free consultation at 312-201-8310.


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