Strike 3 Holdings LLC , the movie company behind the adult entertainment brands Tushy, Vixen, and Blacked is suing internet users in California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania for using computer file-sharing software to obtain its movie for free.
Most recently, Strike 3 Holdings has obtained the permission of District of Connecticut courts to issue subpoenas to ISPs to learn the true names and addresses of subscribers it accuses of illegal downloads of its movies. Scroll below to view several of these court orders.
Strike 3 Holdings is conducting a strengthening national litigation campaign. The lawsuits in California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey were filed by Fox Rothschild, an 800 attorney law firm not previously known to represent copyright holders in aggressive BitTorrent copyright infringement litigation.
The law firm representing Strike 3 Holdings LLC in New York and Connecticut – the James Law Firm PLLC – is smaller, run by attorney Jacqueline M. James and is well known for filing many BitTorrent copyright infringement lawsuits on behalf of Malibu Media LLC. Malibu Media was until recently the most prolific filer of copyright infringement lawsuits in the country. Antonelli Law has represented over 500 people sued by Malibu Media LLC all across the country, successfully resolving these claims through litigation and settlement negotiations where defendants were often accused of downloading over 100 copyrighted movies. The Malibu Media settlement demands arose to amounts of of up to $50,000 and statutory damage requests exceeding one million dollars. We anticipate that Strike 3 Holdings LLC may follow a similar pattern.
While Strike 3 Holdings lawsuits may have been filed by a capable law firm, their lawsuits suffer from the same weaknesses. Antonelli Law has discovered that the Strike 3 Holdings LLC lawsuits, like many other movie companies’ lawsuits, are afflicted with with technical weaknesses that some judges may hold are bad enough that the lawsuits may be thrown out. And if the lawsuits are bad enough to be thrown out, the subpoenas asking for the names of internet subscribers must be thrown out, too. This is called quashing the subpoena.
For example, Strike 3 Holdings LLC allegations state only that “a piece” of data from each movie was obtained by their investigator IPP. See for example the embedded Complaint below from the New Jersey lawsuit at Paragraph 25 in case number 17-cv-10285. A piece of data? When we are hired by a client, one of the questions we may present to the judge is “Is this even enough data to produce a flash of one image of the movie? If so this may qualify as a defense for what is called “de minimis” copyright infringement.” If this is established the movie company may be entitled to nothing. This is just one of many defenses and procedural attacks Antonelli Law defense attorneys can use in your courtroom defense or a settlement.
Did you receive a copyright infringement notice from your internet service provider (ISP), and a subpoena from Strike 3 Holdings LLC for alleged illegal downloads of movies from adult entertainment brands Tushy, Vixen, and Blacked? Don’t panic, we’re here to help.
Set up a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case, or keep reading below for more information on what you can expect from your case with Strike 3 Holdings LLC.
Here is the Strike 3 Holdings LLC Order Allowing it to Subpoena the True Name and Address of the Optimum Online Subscriber by Judge Charles S Haight, Jr of the District of Connecticut
17-cv-01680 Strike 3 Holdings LLC v DoeStrike 3 Holdings LLC Order granting Subpoena to Optimum Online ISP 17-cv-01680 Connecticut
The above judicial holding by Judge Haight, Jr. is unusually in its lengthy treatment of the legal issues. Contrast this with the Order by District of Connecticut Judge Alfred V. Covello, below.
17-cv-01666 Strike 3 Holdings LLC v DoeStrike 3 Holdings LLC Order allowing ISP subpoena 17-cv-0166 Connecticut
Why Did I Receive a Subpoena from Strike 3 Holdings LLC?
The Strike 3 Holdings LLC subpoena probably relates to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit. Essentially, Strike 3 Holdings LLC is alleging that someone in the home or office illegally downloaded movies from adult entertainment brands Tushy, Vixen, and Blacked using file-sharing software such as BitTorrent without paying a license fee. Doing so amounts to copyright infringement according to the movie company.
Antonelli Law’s BitTorrent Copyright Defense Group is the nation’s most experienced, offering affordable, competent defense services nationwide. We have helped nearly 2,000 clients from Hawaii to New York deal with ISP subpoenas and federal court copyright infringement lawsuit litigation. In fact, because we defended so many people from porn movie company Malibu Media LLC’s copyright infringement lawsuits – nearly 600 nationally – the firm’s President attorney Jeffrey Antonelli has been interviewed by Bloomberg BNA, NBC, Chicago Lawyer, and the longstanding lawyer’s publication Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
What Do I Do?
Firstly and most importantly- don’t ignore it! You have a limited amount of time to decide what to do; the longer you leave it, the fewer choices you’ll have. Typically, you have anywhere from two weeks to one month after receiving the ISP letter and Strike 3 Holdings LLC subpoena to decide what to do.
Secondly, deleting anything could make the penalties worse, don’t try to hide anything.
Don’t Sign Anything Before Speaking with a Copyright Defense Attorney
If you receive a Waiver of Service of Summons form in the mail, don’t sign it before speaking with an experienced attorney. Signing the Waiver of Service of Summons form you received in the mail from the movie company’s lawyer will in some cases lead to an unfair default or consent judgments against you.
Speaking with an experienced attorney with a background in ISP subpoena defense can help you make informed decisions about how to process. Antonelli Law provides free copyright infringement consultations to Internet users being sued by Strike 3 Holdings LLC.
If you want to read more about recent cases of ISP users in copyright infringement allegation lawsuits, consider this article by Jeffrey Antonelli about “copyright troll” litigation, published by the Illinois State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section. It speaks to our experience in this field of litigation.
Once you’ve spoken to an experienced ISP Subpoena Defense Attorney, you’ll understand your specific case better, but generally, you have three options:
Defendants’ Options for the Strike 3 Holdings LLC Copyright Infringement Claims:
• Resolve the case anonymously
• File a motion to quash before it gets to court
• Prepare to fight your case in court
Antonelli Law knows how to help you figure out the best action for your subpoena defense and the Strike 3 Holdings LLC Copyright Infringement Claims. We’re the nation’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm, helping people and companies affordably and effectively deal with online copyright infringement claims. In fact, Antonelli Law has helped nearly 2,000 people across the country accused of downloading movies over the internet in the types of lawsuits such as the one brought by Strike 3 Holdings LLC , from Hawaii to New York and in-between. Even large companies hire Antonelli Law because we have the experience that even their lawyers don’t have. We are a niche practice, and we do it very well.
Resolving Your Strike 3 Holdings LLC Case Anonymously
The easiest and most common way to resolve your Strike 3 Holdings LLC case is out of court. Choosing this option allows you to settle anonymously. At Antonelli Law, we charge a flat legal fee of between $1,500 – $2,000 for anonymous settlements depending on a number of factors of your particular case.. This includes not only the negotiation of the settlement amount, but effectively presenting the reasons why the movie company may have difficulty winning their case if it went to court. It also includes negotiating the terms of the settlement agreement, which we insist must not include any admissions of guilt. It also includes ensuring that that the ISP does not disclose your identity to the movie company lawyer (when available), and that the movie company actually files a proper notice of dismissal in court. Finally, we check the court docket for when the judge finally enters an order dismissing you from the case permanently by your Doe number and/or IP address. Then we accept your settlement payment from you into our law firm trust account. When the funds clear, we send our law firm trust account check to the movie company’s lawyer. This way you and your financial information stays anonymous.
Filing a Motion to Quash the Strike 3 Holdings LLC Subpoena You Received
The motion to quash argues that the lawsuit’s complaints claiming copyright infringement only claim a few ‘bits’ of data were transmitted by the IP address and user in question, therefore they do not provide enough evidence to make a claim on copyright infringement, and the court should throw out the copyright infringement lawsuit brought by Strike 3 Holdings LLC due to deficiency, then the court should also quash the subpoena for the user in question. At Antonelli Law, we offer a flat rate for filing motions to quash a subpoena.
This option is not without risks. Besides losing your anonymity in court, this defense is not often accepted by the court. Contact Antonelli’s experienced ISP subpoena defense lawyers to discuss this option further.
Preparing to Fight Your Strike 3 Holdings LLC Case in Court
When choosing to fight a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against you by Strike 3 Holdings LLC, for the illegal downloads of movies from adult entertainment brands Tushy, Vixen, and Blacked, Antonelli Law should be your first choice for defense.
We have local counsel coast to coast, to help us efficiently settle or fight lawsuits brought against our clients. We offer free consultations where we explain what you can expect when fighting this copyright infringement lawsuit from Strike 3 Holdings LLC in court. After that, we charge an hourly fee.
There are many defense standpoints from which we can tenaciously work to fight the copyright infringement lawsuit brought against California Internet users by Strike 3 Holdings LLC over the adult entertainment brands Tushy, Vixen, and Blacked. One of the most common forms of defense is claiming that the user who transmitted the data for movies from adult entertainment brands Tushy, Vixen, and Blacked through a BitTorrent is not the user at this IP address.
This is a strong defense because the copyright infringement lawsuit brought against the defendant assumes that the defendant used their own IP address to transmit the data for the movie. However, hackers often disguise their IP addresses when illegally transmitting data online, so in many cases, the defendant is not at fault and did not commit copyright infringement by downloading movies from adult entertainment brands Tushy, Vixen, and Blacked over a bit torrent.
Why Choose Antonelli Law as Your Experienced ISP Subpoena Defense Law Firm
- We offer fair and competitive prices, which are no more expensive than hiring a local attorney, and we are able to represent you in your federal case
- This area of law is fast paced and changes happen rapidly, so we are continuously following the latest developments in cases nationwide
- We have years of experience representing ISP users accused of Bit Torrent copyright infringement and helping to resolve nearly 2000 cases
- We have strong credentials standing behind our arguments and the other side is well aware of this
- We understand the panic or anxiety you may feel at receiving a copyright infringement lawsuit from Strike 3 Holdings LLC over movies from adult entertainment brands Tushy, Vixen, and Blacked, and we are experienced in helping California Internet users make calm, informed decisions throughout this process
The attorneys at Antonelli Law are admitted to all federal district courts Strike 3 Holdings are filing lawsuits in, including our local counsel, and we look forward to defending the litigation targets of Strike 3 Holdings LLC. We love a good fight, and have the experience to make the other side know when it should look elsewhere for easy targets. We are also skilled at helping people with anonymous settlements of these type of claims, as well as many litigation tools including motions to quash subpoenas, motions to dismiss, and deposition defense.
Ready to take the first step in resolving the Strike 3 Holdings LLC copyright infringement allegations brought against Internet users over movies from adult entertainment brands Tushy, Vixen, and Blacked?
The Case Numbers for the Strike 3 Holdings LLC Copyright Infringement Claims are:
- Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. JOHN DOE SUBSCRIBER ASSIGNED IP ADDRESS 188.8.131.52 1:17-cv-10276
- Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. JOHN DOE SUBSCRIBER ASSIGNED IP ADDRESS 184.108.40.206 1:17-cv-10285
- Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. JOHN DOE SUBSCRIBER ASSIGNED IP ADDRESS 220.127.116.11 2:17-cv-10290
- Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. JOHN DOE SUBSCRIBER ASSIGNED IP ADDRESS 18.104.22.168 2:17-cv-10297
- Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. JOHN DOE SUBSCRIBER ASSIGNED IP ADDRESS 22.214.171.124 2:17-cv-10300
- Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. JOHN DOE SUBSCRIBER ASSIGNED IP ADDRESS 126.96.36.199 2:17-cv-10305
- Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. JOHN DOE SUBSCRIBER ASSIGNED IP ADDRESS 188.8.131.52 3:17-cv-10308
- Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. JOHN DOE SUBSCRIBER ASSIGNED IP ADDRESS 184.108.40.206 3:17-cv-10314
John C. Atkin of the law firm Fox Rothschild LLP represent Strike 3 Holdings LLC in New JerseyStrike 3 Holdings LLC 17-cv-10285 New Jersey
- 2:17-cv-04797-TJS STRIKE 3 HOLDINGS, LLC v. JOHN DOE
- 2:17-cv-04798 STRIKE 3 HOLDINGS, LLC v. JOHN DOE
- 2:17-cv-04802 STRIKE 3 HOLDINGS, LLC v. JOHN DOE
- 2:17-cv-04803 STRIKE 3 HOLDINGS, LLC v. JOHN DOE
- 2:17-cv-04804 STRIKE 3 HOLDINGS, LLC v. JOHN DOE
- 2:17-cv-04805 STRIKE 3 HOLDINGS, LLC v. JOHN DOE
Attorneys Christian Moffitt and Andrew Bonekemper of the law firm Fox Rothschild LLP represent Strike 3 Holdings LLC in PennsylvaniaStrike 3 Holdings LLC 17-cv-04797 Complaint Pennsylvania
Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. DOE 5:17-cv-05960
Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. JOHN DOE subscriber assigned IP address 220.127.116.11 5:17-cv-05963
Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. JOHN DOE subscriber assigned IP address 18.104.22.168 4:17-cv-05964
Attorney Lincoln D. Bandlow of the law firm Fox Rothschild LLP represent Strike 3 Holdings LLC in CaliforniaStrike 3 Holdings 3 LLC Complaint California
Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Doe 5:17-cv-01667
Attorney Jacqueline M. James represents Strike 3 Holdings LLC in Connecticut cases.
Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Doe:
Attorney Jacqueline M. James represents Strike 3 Holdings LLC in New York cases.
Copy of Strike 3 Holdings LLC copyright infringement lawsuit filed in California:
Strike 3 Holdings 3 LLC Complaint California
Strike 3 Holdings LLC , the movie company behind the adult entertainment brands Tushy, Vixen, and Blacked is now suing internet users in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Connecticut, Michigan, and New York internet users for using computer file-sharing software to obtain its movie for free. Antonelli Law defense has earned excellent client reviews, as well as the respect of its peers and of opposing counsel representing the movie industry. Call for a free consultation at 312-201-8310 nationwide.