Strike 3 Cases Rage Through Florida
Florida civil courts are fertile ground for a specific type of copyright enforcement that has roiled federal court dockets across the country. It remains one of the main areas of the country where these cases thrive. If you got a letter from your ISP regarding a Strike 3 Holdings case, act fast and call me immediately for a free consultation at 312-994-2424. I can talk to you about your exposure in the case and the potential outcomes based on your options. More information about how to de-stress your Strike 3 Holdings cases can be found below:
Strike 3 Holdings is a new and aggressive player in the copyright enforcement game. They file lawsuits across the country alleging that the defendants downloaded and distributed pornographic films using BitTorrent technology used in apps and websites used to watch movies.
What is this case about?
Strike 3 Holdings cases have a predictable trajectory by their nature, and by the nature of how BitTorrent technology works. When you watch a movie using a torrent app or website you’re receiving a copy of the movie in little pieces, and the app or site stitches them together for you so you have a whole movie file to watch. While you’re downloading the pieces needed to watch the movie, you’re sending out pieces of the movie as well. That’s how BitTorrent works. People are sending the pieces to you, and you’re sending pieces to other people.
Strike 3’s forensic expert patrols the internet looking for people sending out pieces of movies owned by the entities. If they get a piece of a Strike 3 movie from you, Strike 3 then takes that information and includes your IP address in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Since at the time they file the lawsuit they don’t know your name, the next thing they have to do is ask the court for permission to issue a subpoena to your ISP to determine who had the IP address. However, if you ignore the subpoena letter and move into a phase where you’re getting demand letters from Strike 3’s attorneys.
What to do
If you got a subpoena notification letter from your ISP, Strike 3 has filed a lawsuit against you and is seeking disclosure of your name and address. A copy of one of the lawsuits can be seen here: Strike 3 Holdings Complaint. This is the first step in the litigation, but not the last. I have 8 years of experience litigating and settling movie download cases involving pornography. I am one of the few attorneys in the country who has litigated one to conclusion. You can read about my success against Malibu Media, another pornography production house that files similar copyright infringement cases here.
Strike 3 Holdings cases are like most cases: you can maximize your results if you at quickly after you receive a subpoena notification letter. If you have received a letter from Strike 3’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 Strike 3’s attorney, they 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.
Attorney Erin Russell can help.
If you received a letter or a summons regarding a Strike 3 Holdings case, I can talk with you about your case based on the number of movies Strike 3 alleges 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.
Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Subscriber assigned IP address 126.96.36.199 — 6:20-cv-341