Strike 3 Holdings LLC Alleges New York Defendants Illegally Downloaded Their Films Without the Appropriate Licensing Fees.
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Strike 3 Holdings LLC recently filed copyright infringement lawsuits against 40 “John Does” in the Buffalo, New York area.
Strike 3 Holdings distributes adult films through the subscription-based websites Blacked, Vixen, and Tushy. The company is alleging that these anonymous defendants used file-sharing software like BitTorrent to download their adult content illegally. The Buffalo News explains:
“In 40 separate lawsuits, each one filed in Buffalo federal court, the company accuses an unnamed defendant of stealing movies from its websites. The suits include an IP address and seek to subpoena the subscriber. Strike 3 also asks for damages and, for lawyers on the other side, that’s one of the rubs.
Antonelli Law’s own Jeffrey Antonelli tells The Buffalo News that many of his clients settle in order to retain their anonymity.
In almost every case, the John Does want to keep their anonymity and many lawyers think the potential for embarrassment, even humiliation, motivates them to settle and pay.
‘Some people may say, ‘I don’t give a ….,’ said Jeffrey Antonelli, a Chicago lawyer who specializes in defending clients from Strike 3’s lawsuits. ‘Others will say, ‘I have security clearance,’ or ‘I live in a conservative community and this could be devastating to me.”
Antonelli, who claims to have represented 100 Strike 3 defendants over the past year, said his clients tend to be low-income people unable to pay the four- or five-figure settlements in these cases.
Often, he said, the subscribers are parents who didn’t know their teenage son enjoyed upscale porn. ‘A lot of these people are normal folks,’ he said of his clients.’”
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