Strike 3 Holdings Begins Copyright Enforcement In Chicago

Categories: Copyright Infringement

Strike 3 Holdings settlements

Chicago has long been one of the most targeted copyright infringement targets, and on April 11, a new player entered the arena. Strike 3 Holdings filed 11 lawsuits today alleging that the defendants downloaded and distributed pornographic films using BitTorrent technology. They will soon get permission to issue a subpoena to the defendant’s Internet Service Providers to get their names and addresses to advance the cases.

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 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. 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.

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 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. 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.

If you received an ISP subpoena notification or a letter from Strike 3’s attorney,  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. If you want to read more about my experience with Malibu cases in general, you can so do here.

These are the Strike 3 Holdings cases filed in the Northern District of Illinois in April of 2018:

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Subscriber assigned IP address 99.43.71.181 — 1:18-cv-02602

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Subscriber assigned IP address 99.158.174.238 — 1:18-cv-02606

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Subscriber assigned IP address 76.245.203.100 — 1:18-cv-02609

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Subscriber assigned IP address 76.232.26.147 — 1:18-cv-02610

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Subscriber assigned IP address 172.13.61.14 — 1:18-cv-02611

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Subscriber assigned IP address 172.12.85.151 — 1:18-cv-02612

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Subscriber assigned IP address 108.241.76.201 — 1:18-cv-02614

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Subscriber assigned IP address 107.210.253.27 — 1:18-cv-02615

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Subscriber assigned IP address 107.137.207.96 — 1:18-cv-02616

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Subscriber assigned IP address 24.1.188.165 — 1:18-cv-02617

Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. Subscriber assigned IP address 24.13.221.61 — 1:18-cv-02618