Strike 3 Holdings is alleging John Doe defendants illegally downloaded their adult films produced by Blacked, Vixen, and Tushy using BitTorrent Software.
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Strike 3 Holdings is actively filing copyright infringement lawsuits across the United States. Here’s what to do if you’ve recently received a subpoena and notification letter from your ISP.
What is a Strike 3 Holdings Lawsuit?
If you have received a Strike 3 Holdings Lawsuit it means that someone used your IP address to download something without the appropriate licensing fees most likely using BitTorrent peer-to-peer file-sharing software. After using a variety of methods to determine your IP address, the production company filed a federal lawsuit for copyright infringement asking the judge for permission to request your details from your ISP. Until this permission is granted you will remain an anonymous John Doe defendant and you will receive a notification of the lawsuit along with a copy of the subpoena. Typically you will have thirty days or less to determine your next steps.
Bloomberg Law recently wrote, “Strike 3’s June filings shot up to 335 from 89 in May, continuing an enforcement campaign that began in late 2017. Malibu, which has been filing complaints since 2012, kept up its enforcement streak by handing in 161 filings in June, compared with 68 in May.” This may have contributed to copyright lawsuit filings hitting a four-year high in June.
- Motion to Quash: A motion to quash can inform the court of flaws in the complaint or the plaintiff’s background. Strike 3 Holdings may have the ability to file an amended lawsuit even if the motion is granted. You should always discuss whether filing a Motion to Quash is right for your particular case with an ISP subpoena defense attorney.
- Settle: A settlement buys you peace of mind and allows you to retain anonymity. 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. Settling through a law firm like Antonelli Law ensures 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. Our fee is flat rate, and we negotiate the best settlement possible on your behalf. We’ve successfully negotiated anonymous settlements that were lower than the original amount demanded by the movie company and will fight to get the best financial outcome for you.
- Fight: Fighting the lawsuit in court means that you could win and get damages including legal fees. You could also lose and owe much more than the original settlement amount. If this is the right option for you, choose an experienced copyright infringement defense firm like Antonelli Law. Our attorneys will fight back vigorously on your behalf and understand the complexities involved in this field of the law.
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