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Strike 3 Holdings distributes pornographic films through DVDs and the websites Blacked, Tushy, and Vixen. They have been filing lawsuits across Michigan in Kalamazoo, Kent, and Kalkaska Counties.
These Strike 3 Holdings lawsuits allege that users illegally downloaded their content most likely using BitTorrent software.
Why am I Being Sued by Strike 3 Holdings?
Strike 3 Holdings is alleging that someone in your home or office used your IP address to download their content, using BitTorrent or another file-sharing software, without paying the appropriate licensing fee. Strike 3 Holdings uses geolocation technology to find users IP addresses and then asks the court to grant a subpoena requesting the user’s information from their ISP. The Strike 3 Holdings complaint from Michigan reads, “Defendant’s Internet Service Provider can identify Defendant through his or her IP address.”
Strike 3 Holdings continues to file these lawsuits across the country, including in Michigan. If you’ve received a subpoena from your ISP regarding a copyright infringement lawsuit, Antonelli Law can help you determine how you should proceed. Antonelli Law represents clients all across the country, including in Michigan.
- Don’t ignore it: Ignoring the situation will only waste time. Typically, defendants have 2-4 weeks to decide their next steps before the case moves forward.
- Don’t throw anything away: Deleting things from your computer or throwing things away could make the situation worse.
- Don’t panic: While this may seem stressful, you still have many options available.
- Evaluate your options: There are three options for how you can proceed.
- Anonymously resolve it: This subpoena is a doe subpoena, which means that your ISP will not release your name until the court orders them to do so. This means that you have to option to reach a financial settlement out of court and make an anonymous payment.
- File a motion to quash: If granted, this motion can allow you to remain anonymous. With this option, you are arguing that the case does not have sufficient evidence. This option is viable in particular circumstances, such as if the lawsuit was filed in the wrong court, which can happen if the information gathered from the copyright holder’s geolocation technology was inaccurate.
- Prepare to fight: If fighting back is the right choice for you, the experienced litigators at Antonelli Law are prepared to fight vigorously for you. We represent defendants across the country, including in Michigan, and can represent your case.
Each case is different, and so is each defendant. Speak to our experienced attorneys to understand the pros and cons of each option, and get help deciding which path is best for you.
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