Strike 3 Cases Rage Through Seattle
Seattle 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, put your mind at ease 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 Strike 3 Holdings cases and how to settle tension-free can be found below:
Strike 3 Holdings is a new and aggressive player in the copyright enforcement game but you can still settle tension-free. They file lawsuits across the country alleging that the defendants downloaded and distributed pornographic films. They do this by using BitTorrent technology used in apps and websites used to watch movies.
What is this case about?
Consequently, 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. If a piece you send out (not on purpose, but by use of the app) is sent to the expert for Strike 3, they will have your IP address and will include it in a lawsuit seeking damages for copyright infringement.
So, 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 they claim they caught.
What you can do
Therefore, 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. This is your chance to either challenge or settle your case tension-free before your name is made public. Call me at 312-994-2424 for a free consultation. I have 8 years of experience litigating and settling movie download cases involving pornography. 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. At that point, your name will be part of the public record of the case. 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.
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. To give you an idea of your financial and legal exposure. Then, I’ll 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 tension-free. 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 188.8.131.52— 20-35196