On September 2nd, we reported that the makers of the movie “London Has Fallen” are going after Brooklyn movie downloaders.
Now, subpoenas are being issued for users of Optimum Online in Brooklyn, Hicksville, Glen Cove, and Mastic Beach to reveal their names so a copyright infringement complaint can be served on them for allegedly downloading the movie “London Has Fallen” for free using BitTorrent file sharing software. The Order for case number 16-cv-4359 was issued by US Magistrate Judge Peggy Kuo, a copy of which may be found here.
These residents can expect to receive a letter from Altice/Cablevision/Optimum Online and a copy of a subpoena from LHF Productions Inc. and information of the copyright infringement allegations. We expect there to be even more LHF Productions Inc. Lawsuits in New York based on litigation activity by LHF Productions Inc in other jurisdictions.
LHF Productions Inc. requests trial by jury, actual damages or statutory damages pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 504, an injunction, attorneys fees, and other relief. Copyright infringement actions can result in statutory damages from between $750 and $150,000 plus attorneys fees.
If you received a subpoena from Altice/Cablevision/Optimum Online about this lawsuit we can answer all your questions at 312-201-8310.
Antonelli Law’s local counsel for New York is attorneyLeslie Farber. Having local counsel enables us to efficiently and effectively handle your case. We have defended more than 1,500 clients nationwide who have been accused of BitTorrent copyright litigation since 2011. Call us and we will explain each of your legal options as well as the risks and benefits of each.
We will explain what your ISP is talking about when it mentions a “motion to quash or vacate the subpoena” and more.
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Usually your first notice about the LHF Productions Inc. lawsuit is a letter from your ISP such as Altice/Cablevision/Optimum Online, AT&T, CenturyLink, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, or Verizon and a subpoena. The letter notifies you that the ISP has been subpoenaed to release your name to the plaintiff. The letter often mentions your right to file in court a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena.
I received a Optimum Online letter and Subpoena – Help!
For many people in the past five years, they have gotten their mail and been surprised and confused to receive an Optimum Online letter or other Internet Service Provider (ISP) with a copy of a subpoena informing them:
1) A subpoena was been received to reveal your identity in relation to a copyright infringement lawsuit.
2) If you do not file a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena, then after a certain amount of time such as two weeks or 30 days, the ISP will then turn over your name to the Plaintiff who filed the lawsuit.
3) Sometimes, the ISP will advise you to speak with a BitTorrent defense lawyer listed with the EFF Subpoena Defense such as Antonelli Law.
WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?
The Optimum Online letter and subpoena probably relates to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit alleging that someone in the home illegally downloaded a movie using file-sharing software like BitTorrent.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
If the Court does not “quash” the subpoena then Comcast (or your other ISP) will release your name to the company who filed the copyright infringement lawsuit. Once their attorney finds out your name, you will either be sent a letter demanding money to make the lawsuit go away, or you will be sued. Perhaps both.
WHAT CAN I DO?
First, Don’t panic. As long as you do not ignore this (especially if you are served with a summons) as long as you pay attention to this and speak with a lawyer you will be most likely be fine. It may cost you some money to resolve this, but it is highly likely it will not ruin your life.
Second, talk to a lawyer who is experienced in these kinds of lawsuits. A BitTorrent defense lawyer is experienced with computer networking, computer forensics, and litigation. But perhaps more importantly, a BitTorrent defense lawyer knows better than most how the BitTorrent copyright litigation “game” is played – the plaintiff attorneys, the plaintiff’s “experts,” weaknesses of plaintiffs’ legal and technological claims, and other factors learned by hard work and many clients in different jurisdictions.
Copyright infringement lawsuits can be tricky, involving statutory damages and attorney fee awards if you lose. Don’t use someone like your real estate or divorce lawyer. We accept attorney referrals, and Antonelli Law has the experience to competently help you. an attorney learn your options. We will competently help you with the LHF Productions Inc New York Subpoena you received in the mail.
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LHF Productions, Inc. is represented in New York by attorneys Ashly E Sands and Jason M Drangel of Epstein Drangel LLP, New York. These attorneys also represent Criminal Productions, Inc. in similar federal copyright litigation.
Eastern District of New York
LHF Productions Inc. v. Does 1-8 1:16-cv-04917
Doe – 126.96.36.199, Doe – 188.8.131.52, Doe – 184.108.40.206, Doe – 220.127.116.11, Doe – 18.104.22.168, Doe – 22.214.171.124, Doe – 126.96.36.199, Doe – 188.8.131.52
LHF Productions Inc. v. Does 1-4 16-cv-04359
Doe – 184.108.40.206, Doe – 220.127.116.11, Doe – 18.104.22.168, Doe – 22.214.171.124
LHF Productions Inc. v. Does 1:16-cv-02114
Doe – 126.96.36.199, Doe – 188.8.131.52, Doe – 184.108.40.206, Doe – 220.127.116.11, Doe – 18.104.22.168, Doe – 22.214.171.124, Doe – 126.96.36.199, Doe – 188.8.131.52, Doe – 184.108.40.206
Note: the following case was dismissed without prejudice LHF Productions Inc. v. Does 16-cv-02097
Southern District of New York
LHF Productions Inc. v. Does 16-cv-06191
Doe – 220.127.116.11, Doe – 18.104.22.168 White Plains, Yonkers
Note: the following case was dismissed without prejudice LHF Productions Inc. v. Does 16-cv-03162
As of September 13 2016, we have not seen a court record of any defendant named and served in these LHF Productions Inc. cases in New York. If you know of any please email us at Jeffrey@Antonelli-Law.com