Malibu Media continued its copyright enforcement campaign in Chicago by adding 13 new cases in March. Malibu is the most prolific copyright plaintiff in the country and remains the most aggressive of plaintiffs in the copyright infringement movie download realm. Unfortunately, Chicago remains one of Malibu’s most targeted jurisdictions. If you are the target of a Malibu Media movie download lawsuit, I can help.
Malibu produces pornographic films in the form of short pornographic vignettes. They immediately register these works with the copyright office and commence online monitoring watching for people they believe are downloading and distributing pieces of the works using BitTorrent apps or websites. Malibu Media depends on a person’s desire to remain anonymous due to the fact that the films are pornographic.
I have 8 years of experience litigating and settling Malibu Media cases, and I am one of the few attorneys in the country who has litigated one to conclusion. You can read about my success against Malibu here. As with most lawsuits, you can maximize your results if you at quickly after you receive a subpoena notification letter. If you have received a letter from Malibu’s attorney, you can still act to protect your identity from public disclosure. If you fail to respond after you receive notice from your ISP or a letter from Malibu’s attorney, Malibu will amend the lawsuit to publicly name you and have you served. I strongly advise that you do not wait until you are served a copy of the summons and complaint. At that point, your name will be part of the public record of the case. In some instances I can file a motion to remove your name from the docket, but there is no guarantee that the judge will allow it. Even if the judge does allow your name to be removed from the court’s public docket, your case may have already been reported to other public websites which are under no obligation to remove your name. Another problem that arises if you wait until you are served to seek legal advice is that when you are served it sets legal deadlines and procedures in motion with the court, which can place you on a shorter timetable to get your case resolved.
If you received an ISP subpoena notification or a letter from Malibu’s attorney, I can talk with you about your case based on the number of movies Malibu is alleging you downloaded, give you an idea of your financial and legal exposure, and provide you with a plan to protect your identity and your assets. These steps are important if you intend to litigate and also if you intend to settle. Call 312-994-2424 for a free consultation directly with me, Attorney Erin Russell, any time, seven days per week. If you want to read more about my experience with Malibu cases in general, you can so do here.
These are the Malibu Media cases filed in the Northern District of Illinois in March of 2018:
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe — 1:18-v-01606
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe — 1:18-v-01607
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe — 1:18-v-01608
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe — 1:18-v-01609
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe — 1:18-v-01610
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe — 1:18-v-01618
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe — 1:18-v-01620
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe — 1:18-v-01935
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe — 1:18-v-01944
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe — 1:18-v-01945
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe — 1:18-v-01952
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe — 1:18-v-01953
Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe — 1:18-v-01954